Research & Innovation

Click on the links below to learn more about our completed and ongoing research projects.

Youth Employment Social Enterprises Pilot project that is evaluating the role of Employment Social Enterprises (ESEs) in supporting labour market transitions for BC youth facing barriers to developing their career potential.
BC Partners in Workforce Innovation Pilot project that is examining the effectiveness of a coordinated, demand-side focused approach in meeting the needs of both employers and job seekers with disabilities.
CDP Mentorships Pilot project that is evaluating the effectiveness of a formal mentorship program in supporting career development practitioners (CDPs) in BC
Inclusive Employment Pilot project that is exploring the use of an online mapping tool to share positive employment experiences of individuals with developmental disabilities in BC
Youth Employment CfEE series of research papers on Understanding Current Employment Programming and Services for BC Youth
Skills Requirements Skill Requirements for BC’s Career Development Practitioners: An Exploratory Study (PDF report)
Environmental Scan Environmental Scan of Employment Programs in BC (PDF report)
Accessible Services Accessible Services for Specialized Populations in One-stop Employment Models: Learning from Other Jurisdictions (PDF report)
 Employment Navigator Project Pilot project explores how best to support tenants in supportive housing to increase their employability skills and help them improve their quality of life (PDF infographic)
Biz Hub Pilot project that tests an original model supporting business process improvements in organizations that deliver employment services to specialized populations in BC