This is the story of a six-month-long project about getting to know people on the margins of the economy, in Peterborough, Ontario. We asked them to help us design better approaches for services, programs, and networks in which people can flourish.
Unemployment is a journey with no real milestones
…And only one target, one metric: getting a job (even a crappy one).
Isn’t it time we started redefining what it means to be unemployed, and embraced a model of carving out success rather than setting up for failure?
What will I find here?
- True stories of people feeling stuck without work, or in crappy, precarious jobs, as well as those finding a way forward.
- A bottom-side-up approach to program development that starts with people and aims to change policy.
- A call to action! To join us in a second phase of generating research + development capacity across our sector.