John started the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Co-operative Development Program with Arctic Co-operatives, the Assembly of First Nations, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
John led the campaign and secured the $1 million SSHRC Community University Research Alliance Measuring the Co-operative Difference project 2010-2015.
John led the research for Time to Act, a major study for the National Council of Welfare on First Nations, Métis and Inuit child and youth poverty.
Education and Training
John oversaw the development of training and education policy for the Canadian Labour Congress.
Research on technological change
John is co-editor of the groundbreaking two volume collection Re-shaping Work which examines technological change in the workplace.