An ongoing challenge for Canada, as for most advanced economies, is having to balance the pursuit of economic growth with mitigating the risks of job displacement and polarization and ensuring that benefits and opportunities are shared equitably among its citizens. This research program broadens the definition of social safety net beyond the traditional boundaries of income support programs and examines a range of policies and programs to promote economic opportunity, income security and inclusion for Canadian workers. This research program was directed by Colin Busby and is currently overseen by Rachel Samson.
The current research agenda focuses on the following themes:
Work in progress