Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
This study examines the Working Centre, a self-help resource centre for the unemployed in Kitchener, and how it has responded to the changing nature of work. It explores the growth of global capitalism and the impact of new technologies on the workplace. The study also examines how economic restructuring leads to high levels of unemployment and part-time work. The thesis reviews the Working Centre’s mission, goals and objectives, and how these have been translated into action in the Centre’s early years and today. Finally, this study discusses the Centre’s efforts to pursue a social justice agenda in a rapidly changing socio-economic context. The emphasis of the study is on the value dilemmas faced by the Working Centre in this regard.
Orr, Stephen, "Value dilemmas in striving for social justice: A case study of the Working Centre (Ontario)" (1997). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 651.