• Assessing Access to Clean Water in Rural Communities

    Assessing Access to Clean Water in Rural Communities

    Sarah Dickson

    Rural, remote and marginalized (RRM) communities can face a lack of clean drinking water and poor sanitation. This research complies a set of indicators to provide an assessment of water security in these communities.

  • Fight Childhood Obesity with Government-Funded School Meal Programs

    Fight Childhood Obesity with Government-Funded School Meal Programs

    Christina Moffat

    School meal programs that provide every child with a lunch may be an appropriate long-term strategy to tackle the rising rate of childhood obesity. These government-funded programs do this by addressing household food insecurity and promoting food...

  • Shifting the Burden: Childhoods, Resilience, Subjecthood

    Shifting the Burden: Childhoods, Resilience, Subjecthood

    Marshall Beier

    When the dominant view that children are weak and need protection is combined with resilience thinking (a view that children can autonomously adapt to their circumstances and overcome adversity), even the most well conceived social interventions to...

  • The threat of job loss affects worker health

    The threat of job loss affects worker health

    Paul Glavin

    Prolonged exposure to the threat of job loss is associated with the most adverse health consequences for middle-aged workers. Young workers, in contrast, report fewer health penalties in response to job insecurity. Short-term job insecurity has...

  • Temporary, Insecure Employment Harms Canadians and Their Communities

    Temporary, Insecure Employment Harms Canadians and Their Communities

    Wayne Lewchuk

    The prevalence of precarious (or, temporary and insecure) employment is increasing in our society. This form of employment negatively impacts the workforce and hinders people from realizing their full potential within their employment and in their...