Food & Labour Research: Non-Wage Labour on Ontario Farms

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Our friends over at Food and Labour have recently launched the second phase of their ongoing research project, The Antinomies of Non-Wage Labour in Ontario’s Food Movement and Agricultural Sector, and are asking for feedback from the farming communities of east central Ontario to help them better understand the labour market in Ontario's agricultural sector. 

Please consider taking 5-10 minutes of your time to complete their short survey. Your submissions will help to strengthen Food and Labour's understanding of non-waged labour (e.g. interns, apprentices and volunteers) on farms in Ontario. The survey is being run by independent researchers at the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University, and is investigating the challenges and opportunities of non-waged labour for the agricultural sector. 

In appreciation of your participation, your name will be entered into a draw to win one of two $100 gift certificates to

Please note that if you filled out their previous survey in November 2013, this is a shorter, revised version that you are more than welcome to complete again for your most recent farming season. 

Click here to proceed to the survey, or cut and paste the following address into your web browser:

This research is being coordinated by Charles Z. Levkoe, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University ( and Michael Ekers, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus ( For more information please visit their website: