Work

We humbly suggest:

  • Human beings were made to work.
  • Government policies should incentivize work.
  • Everyone should have access to work and should receive just compensation for their labour, enabling them to have access to productive leisure.
  • All work has dignity.
  • The state, the market, and civil society (particularly institutions like unions) should work together to encourage just and meaningful work.

Supporting Research

The Building Meaning Project Paper and Recommendations
Start Here
Ray Pennings, Brian Dijkema
November 19, 2014
A social bias against employment in the skilled trades exists in this country. This culminating document of the Building Meaning project includes the Building Meaning in the Skilled Trades background paper, and our final series of recommendations for industry and labour stakeholders; educational institutions; governments; and researchers.
Work is About More Than Money
Brian Dijkema, Morley Gunderson
December 17, 2019
There is a large hole in our public talk about work and wages. Reviewing the latest research, "Work is About More Than Money" uncovers the personal, social and psychological costs of unemployment. It identifies the missing pieces in our thinking and policymaking about labour to show why it is urgent to attend to the non-monetary benefits of work.
Memo: PEI Responsible Gambling Strategy Consultation
Andreae Sennyah, Johanna Lewis
December 17, 2021
In Cardus’s gambling research and policy recommendations, we have maintained that the most important principle that should guide government-run gaming and lottery activities is protection of the most vulnerable members of society.

Explorations

People over Profits: Holding Up Human Values Against Market Values
September 10, 2021
Join Mark Carney and Fr. Raymond de Souza as they sit down for a conversation on Mark’s latest book, Value(s): Building a Better World For All.
Exit COVID: Toward What Matters Most (Two Night Virtual Event)
June 22, 2021
Join us as we Exit COVID: Toward what matters most.
Labours of Love
Comment
Jeffrey Bilbro
May 20, 2021
Cultivating grounds for hope and good work.

Media Coverage

How vax mandates fail to protect public health
Sauga 960
October 28, 2021
Cardus Vice-President of External Affairs explains to the Richard Syrett Show why Ontario's COVID vaccine passports have the right goal (increasing vaccination rates) but likely the wrong outcome. Interview starts at the 49-minute, 24-second mark. Photo by Fringer Cat on Unsplash

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