Health & Safety




Precarious Employment


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 InfoBriefs 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.


InfoBrief #1: An Overview

InfoBrief #2: Employment Security

InfoBrief #3: The Employment Relationship: Working Conditions

InfoBrief #4: Employment and Health

InfoBrief #5: Employment and Work Stress

InfoBrief #6: Employment Precarity, Income and Household Wellbeing (coming in the Fall)

InfoBrief #7: Employment Precarity, Income and Children (coming in the Fall)

InfoBrief #8: Employment Precarity, Income and Community Participation (coming in the Fall)

About the PERI Group

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 PeterboroughPeterborough and District Labour CouncilLiteracy Ontario Central SouthPeterborough Workers’ Action CentreTrent Community Research CentreUnited Way of PeterboroughWorkforce 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.

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