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Just Work It is a platform for podcasts about decent work by and for millennials. It is hosted by Ausma Malik, Atkinson’s Director of Social Engagement.

Latest Episodes

2062 – Ep.1: A Just Work It Live Event

In front of a live audience on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Atkinson’s Ausma Malik had a seriously funny conversation about inclusion, technology and power with U.S. comedian Hari Kondabolu and Canadian Roots Exchange’s Max FineDay. The podcast includes cameo appearances from the cast of The Jetsons, the first colour cartoon series which aired in 1962 and set in 2062. Ausma, Hari and Max talk about bosses and workers, tech for lifestyles and livelihoods, and how race, money and gender colours everything for millennials. They dish about the antics of a space age family and workplace conceived 56 years ago — what’s changed, what’s frozen in time, and what we can do about the future today. Heads up! This episode contains language that some people may find offensive. Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) is a Brooklyn-based comedian, podcaster and writer. His work includes Netflix special Warn Your Relatives, his critically-acclaimed 2017 documentary The Problem with Apu, and two comedy ...

81 MIN2019 FEB 14
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2062 – Ep.1: A Just Work It Live Event

2062 – Ep.0: Get Ready for 2062!

We’ve covered a lot of topics when it comes to decent work and our generation — and we’re not done yet! Our third series about the future of work is dropping soon. It features U.S. comedian Hari Kondabolu and Indigenous activist Max FineDay. Stay tuned!

53 s2019 FEB 13
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2062 – Ep.0: Get Ready for 2062!

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.6: Decent Work in Your Workplace

Dramatic changes in the world of work are igniting new visions and strategies for decent work everywhere. Unionized and non-unionized workers alike are part of a movement to rebalance power and to create a future characterized by greater equality. In this episode, Ausma talks to Sarah Hoy and Fahmida Kamali, two young workers in the Ontario Public Service, to hear about their vision for decent work, millennial leadership, and inclusion in the public service. This episode was recorded LIVE! at the AMAPCEO Workplace Representatives Conference. Sarah Hoy is a young worker and union activist, passionate about social justice. She works as a Program Analyst in the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and is the co-chair of the Young Workers’ Caucus of AMAPCEO (@AMAPCEO). Fahmida Kamali (@fahmidakamali) is a Senior Advisor working at the intersection of tech, inclusion, and policy innovation in the Ontario Digital Service. She is also the founder of ‘PS, I’m Muslim,’ a commu...

30 MIN2018 AUG 28
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.6: Decent Work in Your Workplace

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.5: Making Democracy Work

There is a common phrase: “Real democracy is what happens between elections.” It also moves beyond politics – it’s how we relate to each other online and offline, at work and in the public square, wherever we find community. . We work together, often across difference, to make decisions in our individual and collective interest. So how do we ensure everyone is heard in the pursuit of decent work? Ausma sits down with Chris Cowperthwaite and Nicole Gagliardi to break this down. Chris Cowperthwaite (@cswc) is a longtime political activist, working to empower citizens to drive change through civic and political action. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open Democracy Project. Nicole Gagliardi (@NickiGagliardi) brings together community knowledge and engagement to drive — and communicate — positive change. She works at the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.

26 MIN2018 AUG 28
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.5: Making Democracy Work

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.4: Building Community Power

Urban and infrastructure developments are often hotly contested, with disruptive construction schedules, impacts on local communities, and debates over how benefits get distributed. While traditionally the scales of power have tipped in favour of developers, historically marginalized and equity seeking communities across Canada are organizing to demand that their voices and interests are heard in public infrastructure projects. Ausma talks with Alejandra Bravo and Dusha Sritharan about how people are building community power and taking their seats at decision-making tables. Alejandra Bravo (@bravo_alej) has worked for over two decades for progressive social change with grassroots, immigrant, and labour groups. She is the Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute. She is also the Director of the Power Lab, a new initiative of the Atkinson Foundation and the Broadbent Institute Dusha Sritharan (@Dusha_Sritharan) is a campaigner, working at the intersections of equ...

28 MIN2018 AUG 28
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.4: Building Community Power

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.3: Working While Black

Anti-Black racism is built into our economy and society. Affordable housing and job prospects are hard to come by for most millennials, but even more so for Black workers. We know more equitable systems and structures are possible – especially where people have created their own space to go deeper, speak unfiltered about the experience of being Black, and get organized for urgent change. Ausma talks with Rudayna Bahubeshi, Kofi Hope, and Hadiya Roderique about what it’s like to get a foothold in the world of work as a Black person: getting educated, getting hired and actually working while Black over a lifetime. Rudayna Bahubeshi (@Rudayna_B) is social justice advocate who is passionate about about city building, racial equity, and supporting young leaders. She works at the Inspirit Foundation. Kofi Hope (@kofi_hope) is a community activist and youth advocate. He was the co-founder and executive director of CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals. He is currently a Senior Policy ...

37 MIN2018 AUG 28
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.3: Working While Black

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.2:Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Every year, April 10 marks Equal Pay Day. Why? Because women on average have to work an extra three and a half months each year to earn what a man does in twelve months. And it takes even longer if you’re a woman of colour, and Indigenous woman, an immigrant woman, and/or a woman who has a disability. But it feels like this issue has been around forever – what do we need to do to fix it once and for all? Ausma talks with Fay Faraday and Pamela Uppal about why they are fighting to close the gender pay gap, the merits and criticisms of Lean In, and who inspires their work. Fay Faraday (@FayFaraday) is a lawyer who has fought against systemic discrimination in courtrooms and in social movements. She is a co-chair of the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition. Pamela Uppal (@pamelauppal) is leading a project on the experiences of decent work for women in Ontario’s nonprofit sector with the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

25 MIN2018 AUG 27
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.2:Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.1: #decentwork as the #futureofwork

We hear a lot about how technology is shaping the future of work – booming digital industries, apps for finding work, and artificial intelligence. But these conversations often exclude many of the people who are most affected by technological change – workers, especially precarious workers. In the first episode of Lovers and Fighters, Ausma sits down with Jennifer Hollett and Kay Dyson Tam to talk about their love of technology and their fights to make sure the #futureofwork is decent. Kay Dyson Tam (@kaydysontam) has worked at the intersection of tech, community organizing, and decent work for a number of years. She is the Manager of Impact and Innovation at Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth. Jennifer Hollett (@jenniferhollett) is a ‘smash up of tech, news, and politics.’ When we talked to her, she was the Head of News and Government at Twitter Canada.

24 MIN2018 AUG 27
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.1: #decentwork as the #futureofwork

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.0: Introducing Lovers & Fighters

Lovers and Fighters is the second podcast series on the Just Work It platform, for and by millennial workers. In this series, we dive deep into the issues that millennials workers love enough to fight for and what motivates them. Join us!

2 MIN2018 AUG 17
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.0: Introducing Lovers & Fighters

Avocado Toast – Bonus Episode: Do You Eat Avocado Toast?

In this short bonus episode, Ausma asks our guests the all-important millennial question: do you eat avocado toast? Listen for some surprising and hilarious answers from Jenny Fortin (Episode 5), Chenjerai Kumanyika (Episode 2 & 3), Nil Sendil (Episode 2), Matt Gurney (Episode 1), Carolyn Ferns (Episode 6), Ahmad Gaied (Episode 4), Vass Bednar (Episode 5), Sarah Jama (Episode 2), and Tannara Yelland (Episode 4)!

1 MIN2018 MAY 25
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Avocado Toast – Bonus Episode: Do You Eat Avocado Toast?

Latest Episodes

2062 – Ep.1: A Just Work It Live Event

In front of a live audience on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Atkinson’s Ausma Malik had a seriously funny conversation about inclusion, technology and power with U.S. comedian Hari Kondabolu and Canadian Roots Exchange’s Max FineDay. The podcast includes cameo appearances from the cast of The Jetsons, the first colour cartoon series which aired in 1962 and set in 2062. Ausma, Hari and Max talk about bosses and workers, tech for lifestyles and livelihoods, and how race, money and gender colours everything for millennials. They dish about the antics of a space age family and workplace conceived 56 years ago — what’s changed, what’s frozen in time, and what we can do about the future today. Heads up! This episode contains language that some people may find offensive. Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) is a Brooklyn-based comedian, podcaster and writer. His work includes Netflix special Warn Your Relatives, his critically-acclaimed 2017 documentary The Problem with Apu, and two comedy ...

81 MIN2019 FEB 14
Comments
2062 – Ep.1: A Just Work It Live Event

2062 – Ep.0: Get Ready for 2062!

We’ve covered a lot of topics when it comes to decent work and our generation — and we’re not done yet! Our third series about the future of work is dropping soon. It features U.S. comedian Hari Kondabolu and Indigenous activist Max FineDay. Stay tuned!

53 s2019 FEB 13
Comments
2062 – Ep.0: Get Ready for 2062!

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.6: Decent Work in Your Workplace

Dramatic changes in the world of work are igniting new visions and strategies for decent work everywhere. Unionized and non-unionized workers alike are part of a movement to rebalance power and to create a future characterized by greater equality. In this episode, Ausma talks to Sarah Hoy and Fahmida Kamali, two young workers in the Ontario Public Service, to hear about their vision for decent work, millennial leadership, and inclusion in the public service. This episode was recorded LIVE! at the AMAPCEO Workplace Representatives Conference. Sarah Hoy is a young worker and union activist, passionate about social justice. She works as a Program Analyst in the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and is the co-chair of the Young Workers’ Caucus of AMAPCEO (@AMAPCEO). Fahmida Kamali (@fahmidakamali) is a Senior Advisor working at the intersection of tech, inclusion, and policy innovation in the Ontario Digital Service. She is also the founder of ‘PS, I’m Muslim,’ a commu...

30 MIN2018 AUG 28
Comments
Lovers & Fighters – Ep.6: Decent Work in Your Workplace

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.5: Making Democracy Work

There is a common phrase: “Real democracy is what happens between elections.” It also moves beyond politics – it’s how we relate to each other online and offline, at work and in the public square, wherever we find community. . We work together, often across difference, to make decisions in our individual and collective interest. So how do we ensure everyone is heard in the pursuit of decent work? Ausma sits down with Chris Cowperthwaite and Nicole Gagliardi to break this down. Chris Cowperthwaite (@cswc) is a longtime political activist, working to empower citizens to drive change through civic and political action. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open Democracy Project. Nicole Gagliardi (@NickiGagliardi) brings together community knowledge and engagement to drive — and communicate — positive change. She works at the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.

26 MIN2018 AUG 28
Comments
Lovers & Fighters – Ep.5: Making Democracy Work

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.4: Building Community Power

Urban and infrastructure developments are often hotly contested, with disruptive construction schedules, impacts on local communities, and debates over how benefits get distributed. While traditionally the scales of power have tipped in favour of developers, historically marginalized and equity seeking communities across Canada are organizing to demand that their voices and interests are heard in public infrastructure projects. Ausma talks with Alejandra Bravo and Dusha Sritharan about how people are building community power and taking their seats at decision-making tables. Alejandra Bravo (@bravo_alej) has worked for over two decades for progressive social change with grassroots, immigrant, and labour groups. She is the Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute. She is also the Director of the Power Lab, a new initiative of the Atkinson Foundation and the Broadbent Institute Dusha Sritharan (@Dusha_Sritharan) is a campaigner, working at the intersections of equ...

28 MIN2018 AUG 28
Comments
Lovers & Fighters – Ep.4: Building Community Power

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.3: Working While Black

Anti-Black racism is built into our economy and society. Affordable housing and job prospects are hard to come by for most millennials, but even more so for Black workers. We know more equitable systems and structures are possible – especially where people have created their own space to go deeper, speak unfiltered about the experience of being Black, and get organized for urgent change. Ausma talks with Rudayna Bahubeshi, Kofi Hope, and Hadiya Roderique about what it’s like to get a foothold in the world of work as a Black person: getting educated, getting hired and actually working while Black over a lifetime. Rudayna Bahubeshi (@Rudayna_B) is social justice advocate who is passionate about about city building, racial equity, and supporting young leaders. She works at the Inspirit Foundation. Kofi Hope (@kofi_hope) is a community activist and youth advocate. He was the co-founder and executive director of CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals. He is currently a Senior Policy ...

37 MIN2018 AUG 28
Comments
Lovers & Fighters – Ep.3: Working While Black

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.2:Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Every year, April 10 marks Equal Pay Day. Why? Because women on average have to work an extra three and a half months each year to earn what a man does in twelve months. And it takes even longer if you’re a woman of colour, and Indigenous woman, an immigrant woman, and/or a woman who has a disability. But it feels like this issue has been around forever – what do we need to do to fix it once and for all? Ausma talks with Fay Faraday and Pamela Uppal about why they are fighting to close the gender pay gap, the merits and criticisms of Lean In, and who inspires their work. Fay Faraday (@FayFaraday) is a lawyer who has fought against systemic discrimination in courtrooms and in social movements. She is a co-chair of the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition. Pamela Uppal (@pamelauppal) is leading a project on the experiences of decent work for women in Ontario’s nonprofit sector with the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

25 MIN2018 AUG 27
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Lovers & Fighters – Ep.2:Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.1: #decentwork as the #futureofwork

We hear a lot about how technology is shaping the future of work – booming digital industries, apps for finding work, and artificial intelligence. But these conversations often exclude many of the people who are most affected by technological change – workers, especially precarious workers. In the first episode of Lovers and Fighters, Ausma sits down with Jennifer Hollett and Kay Dyson Tam to talk about their love of technology and their fights to make sure the #futureofwork is decent. Kay Dyson Tam (@kaydysontam) has worked at the intersection of tech, community organizing, and decent work for a number of years. She is the Manager of Impact and Innovation at Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth. Jennifer Hollett (@jenniferhollett) is a ‘smash up of tech, news, and politics.’ When we talked to her, she was the Head of News and Government at Twitter Canada.

24 MIN2018 AUG 27
Comments
Lovers & Fighters – Ep.1: #decentwork as the #futureofwork

Lovers & Fighters – Ep.0: Introducing Lovers & Fighters

Lovers and Fighters is the second podcast series on the Just Work It platform, for and by millennial workers. In this series, we dive deep into the issues that millennials workers love enough to fight for and what motivates them. Join us!

2 MIN2018 AUG 17
Comments
Lovers & Fighters – Ep.0: Introducing Lovers & Fighters

Avocado Toast – Bonus Episode: Do You Eat Avocado Toast?

In this short bonus episode, Ausma asks our guests the all-important millennial question: do you eat avocado toast? Listen for some surprising and hilarious answers from Jenny Fortin (Episode 5), Chenjerai Kumanyika (Episode 2 & 3), Nil Sendil (Episode 2), Matt Gurney (Episode 1), Carolyn Ferns (Episode 6), Ahmad Gaied (Episode 4), Vass Bednar (Episode 5), Sarah Jama (Episode 2), and Tannara Yelland (Episode 4)!

1 MIN2018 MAY 25
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Avocado Toast – Bonus Episode: Do You Eat Avocado Toast?
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