A registered charitable organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities can achieve health with dignity.
The Access Alliance research department has undertaken a variety of projects related to the health and well-being of immigrants and refugees, including extensive work around precarious employment and its effects. This research has shown that immigrant men and women face disproportionately high levels of unemployment and poverty rates, and are over-represented in low-wage, precarious forms of employment. The Alliance’s work with marginalized immigrant families has highlighted the detrimental financial and health impacts caused by employment insecurity. As a partner with On the Move, Access Alliance is particularly interested in the intersection of precarious employment and employment-related geographic mobility in relation to immigrant populations, as research in this area fits with the Alliance’s mandate to investigate labour marker barriers for vulnerable populations and the organization’s belief that new policy solutions capable of building pathways to long-term employment and income security for these populations are needed.
Partner representative: Meghan Spasevski, Research Project Coordinator, Access Alliance
Partner website: http://accessalliance.ca/