Posts by Veronique Sioufi
About Veronique Sioufi
Véronique Sioufi is the CCPA-BC’s Researcher for Racial & Socio-economic Equity. She is an interdisciplinary researcher who brings expertise in labour, economic geography, critical data studies, critical race theory and communication.
Véronique is a PhD candidate in Geography and holds an MA in Communication from Simon Fraser University. Her SSHRC-funded doctoral and masters’ research explored the uneven distribution of power and precarity in digital labour markets and social media movements.
Véronique is proud of her Palestinian heritage which makes her particularly sensitive to the geographies of politics and power. She is passionate about community-driven, collaborative and hopeful research.
Jan 24, 2024
REPORT: While BC’s accommodations and food services sector (AFS) received over a billion dollars in government COVID-19 subsidies, women workers—predominantly racialized and immigrants—either lost their employment or had hours and income significantly reduced…. View Article
Dec 22, 2023
Canada’s religious demographics have changed in the last 20 years. This is not being reflected in all facets of the structural fabric of society, particularly in the context of work and holidays…. View Article
Dec 13, 2023
In November 2023, the BC Ministry of Labour announced new employment standards that claim to “bring fairness” to the estimated 40,000 ride-hail and food-delivery workers in BC. The move comes after a year of public engagement with platform workers, platform companies and labour experts, which brought to the fore the precarious working conditions of platform… View Article
Nov 2, 2023
Platform companies like Uber, Lyft and Skip the Dishes derive profits at the expense of taxpayers’ contributions and workers’ health and safety.
The BC government has a unique opportunity to set high standards for sustainable, responsible platform work and we are pleased to support the government’s deliberations on this issue. Read our 12 recommendations. … View Article
Sep 15, 2023
The impacts of the climate crisis are socially and geographically uneven: the wealthiest regions contribute disproportionately to the destruction of the planet while the poorest regions suffer the heaviest consequences. In this context, migrant farmworkers find themselves doubly displaced, facing droughts and inundations in their home countries, then heatwaves, fires and floods where they come… View Article