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Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Ontario Workers, Workplaces and Families is a research project that seeks to answer several research questions:

1) In what ways has work been changing during COVID-19 and how effective have these changes been at protecting workers?

2) How do COVID-19 policies intersect with people’s experiences of precarious employment and poverty?

3) How have the impacts of COVID-19 on work intersected with various forms of social inequality? 

4) How have unions and employers responded to mass unemployment, work redesign, and work intensification, and are power relations in workplaces changing as a result?

The survey, which ran from August – December 2020, asked Ontarians over the age of 18 and who were not retired a series of questions about their income security, employment, workplace experiences, housing and food security, and views of the kinds of government policies needed during and after the pandemic

Here is what they told us.

 

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Ontario Workers, Workplaces and Families

Results from the 2020 survey of Ontarians on the impact that COVID-19 on their income security, employment, workplace experiences, housing and food security, and political views, co-authored by Mohammad Ferdosi (Department of Political Science), Dr. Peter Graefe (Department of Political Science), Dr. Wayne Lewchuk (School of Labour Studies), and Dr. Stephanie Ross (School of Labour Studies).

Read the Issue Factsheets