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In Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted men and women differently in a variety of ways. Female-dominated industries were among the hardest hit in Canada, resulting in a greater job loss for women than men. Additionally, since women often bear the bulk of childcare responsibilities and lockdowns resulting in school closures, women experienced significant challenges when re-entering the workforce. 

Analysts: Nicole Jarrett and Marly Augustine
Team Lead: Mehreen Yousaf
April 2022

Indigenous People are significantly overrepresented in Canada’s homeless population, which has its roots in colonialism, cultural genocide, and violence. What contributes to Indigenous communities being impacted by higher rates of homelessness and what solutions are there to support communities?

Analysts: Aisha O'Gilvie and Anna Lazaris 
Team Lead: Sabina Ficociello
April 2022

Analyst: Delaney Murphy, Pratik Bhalerao, and Anna Hardie
Team Lead: Madison Ropac 
April 2022

To be successful, just transition strategies aimed at greening the economy must acknowledge the unique economic, social and environmental circumstances of individual countries. This report focuses on three aspects of Canada’s social, economic and environmental landscape that exemplify opportunities to make just transition a reality.

Analyst: Anastasia Triadafilopoulos, Pierre Sarlieve, and Kieran Kreidié-Akazaki
Team Lead: Matt Frola
April 2022

Resettling Afghan Refugees 

Given the Government of Canada’s commitment to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees, how can Canada implement a more holistic approach that better addresses the needs of Afghan refugees?

Analyst: Jacob O'Connor, Katie Bolissian, and Layal Hallal
Team Lead: Benjamin Burgar
April 2022

Supporting Special Sector Recovery 

How can the Government of Ontario increase Indigenous participation in skilled trades to address the sector's ongoing labour shortage?

Analyst: Noah Gurr and Zacharias Grigoriadis
Team Lead: An Nguyen Beekhof
April 2022

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