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Responding to the COVID-19 Emergency, Returning to Growth: Older Workers and the Pandemic Recovery
April 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
April 2021—The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the Canadian economy in a severe and unprecedented manner. For older workers and their families, the pandemic represents an ongoing challenge to their livelihoods, employment status, and financial well-being. Moreover, the current public health risks associated with COVID-19 also threatens the policy goal of increasing the labour force participation of older workers over the course of the next decade. This presentation will address the following policy question: what actions can be taken to ensure the financial well-being of older Canadians and support the future labour force contributions of older workers beyond the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Speaker: Jonathan Lai, APPTA Policy Challenge Participant and MSc candidate, University of Alberta