Canada’s welfare state does many great things. Through the welfare state, we can get care when we’re sick, income when we’re out of work, a pension when we’re retired and much more. But after decades of erosion and cuts, Canada’s welfare state is a shell of what it used to be. In this course by labour researcher Adam D.K. King, you’ll learn about why the welfare state exists, what it does, how it works in Canada and ways to reimagine it to make it better for us all.

Only paying members can access the full course. As a member, you can access the full course either via email by using the form below, or read online using the lesson links on this page. If you are already a member login to get instant access.

This is a members-only story

Support non-profit, reader-funded journalism. Become a member to get access.

Become a member Already have an account? Sign in