We are at a socio-economic and ecological crossroads with governments at every level pushing an austerity agenda. Yet, in this moment of financial, economic, social, and environmental crisis, with the socio-economic and ecological shocks being felt in communities, the last and most enduring institution that represents the interest of workers – the labour union – is under threat from powerful vested interests.Read more
Expertise: Poverty, Racism, Colonialism, Social justice
Grace-Edward Galabuzi is an Associate Professor in the Politics and Public Administration Department, Ryerson University, Toronto and a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto. He is the author of Canada's Economic Apartheid: The Social Exclusion of Racialized Groups in the New Century (CSPI, 2006) and co-editor of Race and Racialization: Essential Readings (CSPI, 2007) andColonialism and Racism in Canada (Nelson/Thomson, 2009).
His research interests include the experiences of recent immigrants and racialized groups in the Canadian labour market; the racialization of poverty; race, racialization and social exclusion/inclusion and the impact of global economic restructuring on local communities. He was one of the principal investigators on the Income Security, Race and Health research project in Black Creek (Jane-Finch area) and a lead-investigator on two SSHRC funded CURAs, one on Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning and the other on Precarious Employment in the Greater Toronto Area.
Dr. Galabuzi previously worked in the Ontario government as a senior policy analyst on justice issues. He is also an active member of the social justice community in Toronto and has been involved in a variety of social justice campaigns. He is a member of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a former member of the United Way of Toronto Board of Trustees and its Policy, Planning and Research committee, a board member of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. He is a founding member of the African Music Festival in Toronto and holds a Ph.D in Political Science from York University.