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As curtains rise on Toronto theatres after years of disruption, a generation of creators are wondering if there’s still a place for them on the stage.
During the pandemic, immigrant women briefly came into the spotlight as the hardest hit faction of Canada’s workforce. Those numbers don’t tell nearly enough of the story.
In Toronto's booming public community colleges, part-time educators get none of the privileges of cushy academic jobs. Instead, they are overworked, underpaid, and even pushed out of their union.
In Toronto’s ubiquitous nail salons, immigrant nail technicians are underpaid, precarious, and often exploited.
The pandemic created a window of opportunity to change a broken industry. The challenge now is getting restaurant workers to agree on what that change should be.
Canada's prostitution laws are supposed to protect sex workers. Advocates say they're doing the opposite.
Our employment insurance system was built before the rise of temp work, gig work, and foreign labour. It’s time for an overhaul.
How decent jobs became precarious labour, and what we can do about it.
A report from the debt-ridden, desperate, increasingly despairing graduating class of 2020.
Throughout the pandemic, temporary foreign workers have worked in cramped quarters under unsafe conditions to keep our pantries stocked. Is it time they were given a pathway to permanent residency?
COVID has amplified social issues that have long existed at Jane and Finch. It’s also revealed the resiliency of the community.
A quiet dinner while watching Netflix. A sit-down meal with a chosen family. Portraits of dinnertime across the city.
Personal support workers are the backbone of the health care system. Why are they quitting to work in factories and at Tim Horton’s?
In a city of immigrants, interpreters play an often overlooked role — trekking across the GTA to ensure new Torontonians are understood.
Victor fixes ruptured pipes and broken heaters. But to those living in supportive housing he’s part therapist, friend, and support worker.
How breaking economic isolation is key to improving mental health for immigrant women.
As a counsellor, Ahmed Haider saw the way lack of meaningful work affected his clients. Then he lost his job.