Canada’s welfare state does many great things. Through the welfare state, we can get care when we’re sick, income when we’re out of work, a pension when we’re retired and much more. But after decades of erosion and cuts, Canada’s welfare state is a shell of what it used to be. In this course by labour researcher Adam D.K. King, you’ll learn about why the welfare state exists, what it does, how it works in Canada and ways to reimagine it to make it better for us all.

Reading #1

What Is The Welfare State?

What is the welfare state, and why do we need it? This lesson looks at the purpose of the welfare state and why it’s so essential.

Reading #2

Canada’s Unfinished Welfare State

Canada’s welfare state, never completed to begin with, has been eroded for decades. This lesson looks at how our welfare state came to be, and what its gaps are.

Reading #3

How To Fix Canada’s Welfare State

This lesson offers suggestions on what can be done to fix Canada’s welfare state.

Reading #4

Beyond The Welfare State

This lesson presents a vision of what a comprehensive welfare state could look like, and how we could get the money to pay for it.

Reading #1

What Is The Welfare State?

What is the welfare state, and why do we need it? This lesson looks at the purpose of the welfare state and why it’s so essential.

Reading #2

Canada’s Unfinished Welfare State

Canada’s welfare state, never completed to begin with, has been eroded for decades. This lesson looks at how our welfare state came to be, and what its gaps are.

Reading #3

How To Fix Canada’s Welfare State

This lesson offers suggestions on what can be done to fix Canada’s welfare state.

Reading #4

Beyond The Welfare State

This lesson presents a vision of what a comprehensive welfare state could look like, and how we could get the money to pay for it.