In partnership with colleagues at the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, the provincial government, and community partners we are engaged in research which unpacks the impacts of precarious employment in rural Ontario.

This research has 4 objectives:

#1 Develop the profile of precarious employment (PE) in rural and remote Ontario (RRO) communities (excluding aboriginal communities) from 1975 – 2015

#2 Identify key challenges and impacts for RRO communities facing prominent PE within their local labour force

#3 Document and describe the process and strategies used by RRO communities which have recovered from high PE

#4 Document and describe the lived experience of PE and how it impacts residents in RRO and their households.