This week the Toronto Community Foundation released its 2011 Vital Signs report. In their chapter on Work, the report highlights findings from the Workers’ Action Centre’s report Unpaid Wages, Unprotected Workers released in May 2011. Our report found that 33% of low-wage workers surveyed had experienced unpaid wages, and 22% had been paid less than minimum wage.
Vital Signs provides a snapshot of the trends in our city, highlighting progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed for Toronto’s quality of life. The Report is compiled from current statistics and special studies which look at eleven different, yet interconnected, issue areas that are critical to the well-being of our city and its residents.
To view the full report, visit www.tcf.ca