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.
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.
Brian Dijkema, Sean Speer
May 19, 2021
We’re almost there! The pandemic’s terrible toll on people’s lives and our country as a whole is coming close to an end. The one thing that will ultimately crush COVID-19’s deadly threat: vaccines.
June 22, 2021
Imagine Canada like a car: we’ve just had the rare experience of smashing our economy, culture, and society into a brick wall at high speed—whether through the disease itself or our response to it. And like crash-test engineers, we now have to perform the analysis. What did we learn? How did we fare? What performed better than expected, and what worse? And, most importantly, where do we go from here?
June 25, 2015
Why you need to get out of your own head.
November 29, 2012
Canada's economy is increasingly reliant on construction: what is fuelling this, and what challenges and opportunities does this pose for Canadian policy makers?
May 20, 2021
Cultivating grounds for hope and good work.
June 11, 2021
Manitoba has adopted a COVID vaccination incentive lottery and Alberta may be toying with the same idea. But as Cardus Vice President of External Relations Brian Dijkema tells CKNW Radio, there are better ways to incentivize Canadians to get vaccinated.
May 21, 2021
Incentives for COVID vaccination can be controversial in Canada. But they don’t have to be. Brian Dijkema, Vice President of External Affairs at Cardus, explains why on Montreal’s CJAD radio.
May 20, 2021
“Vaccines are most effective when everyone participates,” says Brian Dijkema, Vice President External Affairs at Cardus. He argues that the federal government can encourage participation by providing Canadians with a vaccination incentive that not only helps individuals, but the whole community.