Posts by Diana Guenther
About Diana Guenther
Diana has worked/works in youth and community development contexts as well as research and policy environments. She has worked in her fields in various countries (Canada, UK, Holland, Germany) and is particularly interested in comparative social policy and including marginalized voices in policy discourses.
Diana comes to this work as a learner and collaborator and strives to be an ally to the communities she works with. Her recent research interests include youth homelessness, dissecting changes of the welfare state under neoliberal regimes, poverty reduction strategies and the rise of precarious employment.
Oct 21, 2016
According to the Toronto Star,1 “Precarious work is the new norm.” The same article reports on research findings from a 2013 study2 by McMaster University/United Way/PEPSO that looks at precarious employment in the Toronto region. This study found that less than half of all jobs in the Toronto region are permanent, secure full-time jobs, and outlined the… View Article
Sep 12, 2012
Guest blogger Diana Guenther drew on extensive work experience in social services to develop her Masters of Urban Studies thesis on improving services for at-risk youth in BC. She shares some of her key recommendations here: Having worked with at risk youth for 15 years and in three different countries, I have always been quite… View Article