Worker-Owned Cooperatives in Marginalized Communities: Incompatibility and Innovation
By Princie Reza
Supervised by Justin Podur
A Major Paper submitted to the Faculty of Environmental Studies in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree in Master in Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada. July 2017
This paper examines the sufficiency of the worker cooperative model in addressing precarious employment within marginalized communities with a specific focus on immigrant and
low-income South Asian immigrant women in Ontario.