The YWCA Metro Vancouver created the Mentorship Best Practices Toolkit based on the experiences and knowledge gained from operating the NextStep Mentorship Program (NextStep).
The CfEE’s latest report investigates how to integrate motivational interviewing into employment services for income assistance recipients in BCJune 14th, 2017
Three studies in the past decade from BC and Manitoba have found that when case managers use motivational interviewing (MI) to engage their income assistance clients, many more quickly overcome the employment barriers they face and move forward in finding … Continue reading
On May 30, 2017 the BC Centre for Employment Excellence hosted the Partners in Innovation Symposium. The symposium was part of the Centre’s mandate to strengthen the bridge between knowledge to action in order to inform policy and cultivate evidence-based … Continue reading
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence has released the full program agenda with detailed session descriptions and speaker information. The Symposium is part of the Centre’s effort to link knowledge to action, inform policy and cultivate evidence-based practice.
Aboriginal Employment Topics is a new course designed to introduce the key aspects of Aboriginal employment in Canada in the 21st Century with material rooted in the 20th Century experience.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence invites you to the Partners in Innovation Symposium, packed with excitement and learnings. The Symposium is part of the Centre’s effort to link knowledge to action, inform policy and cultivate evidence-based practice.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Marysia Perry, Special Projects Coordinator, Youth Employment Services
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Joan Andersen and Marina Gherman, MOSAIC, and Natasha Bailey, Coach and Organizational Development Consultant
Free Webinar: The Baristas Training Program – The Perfect Blend of Classroom Learning and On-the-job Training at StarbucksSeptember 29th, 2016
Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Hosted by: BC Centre for Employment Excellence
In an effort to enhance sector capacity to provide employment services to individuals with complex, multiple disabilities, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI), in collaboration with Community Living BC (CLBC), is pleased to present three stories that … Continue reading
This article was submitted by Meri Ghazaryan, Manager of Global Connections at Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC BC).
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST Hosted by: BC Centre for Employment Excellence
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12pm – 12:45pm PST
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Jacqueline deRaadt and John Coward
The BC Employment Program Hub on the BC Centre for Employment Excellence’s website was developed as an online one-stop tool to help career development practitioners from across the province easily search for employment programs in their respective communities that aligned … Continue reading
Date/Time: Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Annette Borrows, Chad Bouchard & Julya Hutton
A Presentation by Clinicians along with Employment Case Studies Date/Time: Tuesday, September 15, 11:30am – 1:30pm PDT
Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system that helps a person with a disability complete tasks and activities. These technologies enable individuals to perform functions that they otherwise are unable to accomplish or have difficulties … Continue reading
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 18, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Irene Vaksman, JVS Toronto, Sadia Khan, ACCES Employment
Alternative Options and New Beginnings: What the Alternative Career Pathways Initiative Does for Skilled Newcomers in CanadaDecember 18th, 2014
This article was submitted by Nimmi Bangert, Alternative Career Pathways Coordinator at the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC).
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (the Centre) is pleased to be launching a new pilot project, The Face-to-Face Project: Bringing Youths with Disabilities and Employers Together, which fills the need to find creative solutions that improve labour market integration … Continue reading
FREE Webinar: Building on Knowledge – Initiatives to Support Internationally Trained Workers – The Foreign Credential Recognition and Active Career Advancement Pilot ProjectsNovember 25th, 2014
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 10, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Dr. Louise Legault, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) & Diana Delgado Figueroa, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 26, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 22, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenter: David Gyarmati, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
An executive summary for the reference document, Accessible Services for Specialized Populations in One-stop Employment Models: Learning from Other Jurisdictions is now available.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenter: Dr. Reuben Ford, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Accessible Services for Specialized Populations in One-stop Employment Models: Learning from Other JurisdictionsJuly 4th, 2014
This reference document complements the webinar, Accessibility for Specialized Populations in One-stop Employment Centres: Best Practices from the UK, US and Australia, hosted by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence on May 21st, 2014 and available for viewing here.
FREE Webinar: Accessibility for Specialized Populations in One-stop Employment Centres: Best Practices from the UK, US and AustraliaMay 1st, 2014
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 21, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Makes Announcements at Two Community Organizations in VancouverMay 1st, 2014
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of ESDC, made two employment related announcements at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Open Door Group on Friday, April 25th.
FREE Webinar: Evidence-Based Practices Promoting Inclusion and Customized Employment for Individuals with DisabilitiesFebruary 17th, 2014
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenter: Dr. Paul Malette, Clinical Director, C.B.I. Consultants
For close to a decade, Specialisterne has established human resources practices that have successfully supported the engagement of both people with autism and employers in meaningful employment opportunities.
FREE Webinar: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Opportunities at UFV for Career Practitioners and ClientsDecember 31st, 2013
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
Free Webinar: Discovering the Entrepreneurial Spirit – The Pathway to Self-employment for your ClientsNovember 25th, 2013
Date/Time: Thursday, December 5, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (the Centre) is an independent research and knowledge sharing organization whose mission is to coordinate the best and emerging evidence about employment practices, programs and policy, and to disseminate and promote research into practice … Continue reading
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT Presenter: Tannis Goddard, President of Training Innovations
A resource for getting some “numbers” about your community
Professional newcomers to Canada face a Catch-22 situation: They can’t get a job in their profession without Canadian experience and they can’t get Canadian experience because they can’t get a job.
Did you know that over 150,000 British Columbians aged 25 to 54 have not graduated from high school and 600,000 adults do not have the literacy and essential skills they need to achieve their goals, to function and to thrive … Continue reading
A Provincial Hub for Children, Youth and Families
In this episode of Learning From Practice, we profile a special culinary arts program offered to Aboriginal students by Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training, or SASET.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) is pleased to release a new research paper, Skill Requirements for BC’s Career Development Practitioners: An Exploratory Study.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence organized a series of community consultations with service providers and practitioners in the employment services sector between November and February 2013.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) is pleased to release a new research paper, Environmental Scan of Employment Programs in BC. This study, undertaken by John Coward Consulting, inventories the current range of publicly-funded employment programs and services available … Continue reading
How do people get jobs or training when they live in isolated areas, when there are no employment centres, no easy access to this kind of support in their community, when limited internet access prevents even the kind of online … Continue reading
One year ago today, on April 2, 2012, the route to finding a job in British Columbia changed dramatically.
Regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits provide temporary financial assistance to eligible claimants while they are looking for work. Several EI changes came into effect January 6, 2013. How do they affect your clients who are looking for work while receiving … Continue reading
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is making a stop in Terrace on Wednesday, January 23rd.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is making a stop in Abbotsford on Thursday, January 17th.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence has commissioned Dr. Roberta Neault and Ms. Deirdre Pickerell of Life Strategies Ltd. to undertake a research study to produce a skills profile of BC employment and career development practitioners.
A Unique Program from the Neil Squire Society Provides Free Online Computer Tutoring for Persons with DisabilitiesDecember 20th, 2012
The Neil Squire Society’s Distance Computer Comfort Program has helped dozens of people.
ASETS programs help Aboriginal people find work or upgrade their skills!
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence has commissioned John Coward to undertake an environmental scan of the BC employment services sector.
The Government of BC announces an investment of $5.3 million to encourage employers to hire more youth.
Down But Not Out – Vancouver Pilot Project Helps Individuals Recovering from Substance Use Return to WorkNovember 16th, 2012
Four social assistance recipients recovering from drug use worked for the City of Vancouver. How did it go?
A new and exciting project, the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot, is underway in BC and across Canada to ensure skilled immigrants work in their field of expertise
Could private investments improve social programs? The world watches as New York City takes a new tack on reducing youth recidivism rates