Ray Pennings is Executive Vice President of Cardus, working out of our Calgary office, where he lives with his wife Kathy and son, Chris.
Ray brings a host of skills to Cardus, being one of Canada's top authorities in industrial relations, as well as public policy, political activism and political affairs generally. He has headed several of Cardus' largest research projects over the years, including Buying a Labour Monopoly: An Examination of Job Targeting Programs and their Operation in the Canadian Construction Sector" (1998), "Competitively Working in Tomorrow's Construction" (2003), "Working Mobile: A Study of Labour Mobility in Canada's Industrial Construction Sector" (2005), "Working Local" (2008), and the Cardus Education Survey (2011).
Ray is a recognized political activist, having held senior positions on campaign teams in municipal, provincial, and federal politics. He can often be found making presentations on Parliament Hill, contributing to newspapers and periodicals across Canada and regularly guest appearing on political talk shows.