Posted by: Youth Service Network & We Belong Project | February 16, 2012

February 23rd Lunch and Learn in Scarborough Village – Race, Health and Employment

Upcoming February 23rd Lunch and Learn in Scarborough Village.

Our event will begin with a presentation by Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Professor of Politics at Ryerson University.

He will discuss enhancing employment prospects as a pathway for reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes for racialized group members.

His research shows that using the social determinants of health approach, how work affects our health through a number of different pathways. These include the nature of work we do – secure or precarious: whether it is full-time, part-time or contract – the income we draw, the physical or psychological strain, and the conditions of work. We know that good employment and working conditions can have powerful effects on heath and health equity through the provision of financial security, social status, personal development, social relations and self esteem and protection from physical and psychological hazards.

After hearing Dr. Galabuzi’s presentation the focus of our lunch and learn session is then to consider with our panel (see attached flyer for list of panel members) how we can work together in Scarborough to improve the employment prospects, access to better wages and exit from low income status for racialized groups.

Please register for this free workshop with Tina Peach at  ASAP Space is limited.

Hope to see you there.

Lunch and Learn Flyer Feb 23 Employment Race and Health final


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