New CfEE Research Study: Mapping Inclusive Employment Practices for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is pleased to be launching a new participatory research study to capture and share best practices concerning the employment of people with development disabilities using an interactive online mapping database, The BC Employment Mapping Tool.

The study is a partnership between the CfEE, Dr. Rachelle Hole of the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship and Dr. Jon Corbett of the UBC Centre for Social, Spatial and Economic Justice, with financial support from Community Living BC. It will develop, implement and evaluate The BC Employment Mapping Tool in terms of its role in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities as well as their families, employers and service providers to learn and share examples of innovation and best practices. The project aims to increase awareness and understanding of how best to support individuals with development disabilities in preparing for employment and how to address any barriers they may experience in either entering or remaining in the workforce.

Over the next 16 months the project will involve 30-35 individuals with development disabilities, their families, service providers and employers in various communities across BC.

For queries about this project or other research activities being undertaken by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence, please contact Shawn de Raaf, the Centre’s Research Coordinator.