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Economic Security and Health

Economic well-being is one of the most critical determinants of health. Our projects examine root causes and impacts of labor market discrimination, precarious employment, low wage, and poverty faced by racialized groups, immigrants, and refugees.

Key Projects


Link to Building Effective Career Bridging Pathways for Internationally Educated Researchers

Building Effective Career Bridging Pathways for Internationally Educated Researchers

The key goal of this study is to understand labor market barriers facing Internationally Educated Researchers (IERs). The study will also document and identify institutional opportunities, resources, and potential solutions that can be mobilized to build effective career bridging pathways for IERs in order to transition to a productive career in the field of research in Canada.

Link to Overcoming Financial Vulnerability Among Newcomers

Overcoming Financial Vulnerability Among Newcomers

This community based research study provides valuable evidence on financial knowledge, vulnerabilities, practices and financial service needs among vulnerable newcomers in Toronto.

Link to Food Insecurity in Low Income Neighbourhoods

Food Insecurity in Low Income Neighbourhoods

We conducted a community based study on food insecurity facing residents living in two of our catchment areas (Taylor Massey neighborhood and Rockcliffe Smythe neighborhood). Our study produced important insights on the root causes of food insecurity, how people respond to food insecurity, and how these experiences affect their health and well-being.