Women, Work and Health: Precarious and Invisible Labour

Fall Event: November 25, 2016

On Nov. 25, over 100 people gathered at the Women’s College Hospital (WCH) auditorium for the event “Women, Work and Health: Precarious and Invisible Labour.” The speakers presented data showing that precarious work is rising, leading to a negative impact on Women’s Health.

Dr. Jennifer Poole, an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director at Ryerson University’s School of Social Work, moderated the event. “Precarious work always equals precarious health,” said Dr. Poole in her opening remarks.

The event featured four dynamic speakers including; Dr. Ito Peng, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy, Department of Sociology and School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto; Deena Ladd , Co-founder and Coordinator, Workers’ Action Centre; Mary Gellatly, Community Legal Worker, Workers’ Rights Division, Parkdale Community Legal Services and Dr. Peter Smith, Senior Scientist and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health, and Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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