Precarious Employment Research Initiative (PERI)
Goal of this working group
To identify how employment and working conditions are impacting the economic, social, physical and mental health of workers and their communities in the Peterborough Area.
The products created from this research are meant to be used to start conversations in our community, to help inform planning and development of programs and services, and to help shape public policies. The products include:
- 8 InfoBriefs that give an overview of the research findings
- Interactive Tableau to display research findings
- Details from the 2018 PERI Conference: What is the Cost of Precarity
The Precarious Employment Research Initiative (PERI) is a collaborative project among many community partners interested in better understanding the employment and working conditions of workers in our community. This project was initiated by Peterborough Public Health and expanded to include City of Peterborough, Peterborough and District Labour Council, Literacy Ontario Central South, Peterborough Workers’ Action Centre, Trent Community Research Centre, United Way of Peterborough, Workforce Development Board and Trent University psychology professor and researcher, Dr. Fergal O’Hagan with support from the Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario(PEPSO) research project.
For further information about PERI:
Julie Brandsma, Public Health Nurse
Peterborough Public Health
705-743-1000 ext 357