YWCA NextStep Mentorship Program – Mentorship Best Practices Toolkit

November 17th, 2017

The YWCA Metro Vancouver created the Mentorship Best Practices Toolkit based on the insights gained from operating the NextStep Mentorship Program, which operated from 2014 to 2017. In the toolkit, aspects of creating, sustaining and enhancing mentoring relationships and programs … Continue reading

Work Based Learning for Youth at Risk: Getting Employers on Board

April 12th, 2017

One in six young people in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries is not in employment, education or training, and of these, two-thirds are not actively looking for work, thus raising both immediate and longer-term challenges for individuals … Continue reading

How Behavioral Insights Can Help Policymakers Improve Programs

April 12th, 2017

Employment programs often do not work as intended owing to behavioural responses of clients to different aspects of the programs. For example, some people do not participate in all available services offered by a program, or others drop out of … Continue reading

Working Without a Net: Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

March 30th, 2017

Major changes in the economy are causing significant disruptions in Canadians’ working lives. Many Canadian workers are facing the threat of losing their jobs to automation in the next decade, having their full-time positions replaced with short-term/ temporary ones, and/or … Continue reading

Improving the School-to-Work Transitions of Youth in Canada: A Scoping Review

March 30th, 2017

Improving youth school-to-work (STW) transitions is an important, though challenging, way of reducing high unemployment, underemployment and precarious employment among youth. This report by Donnalee Bell, Krista Benes and Dave Redekop of Life-Role Development Group Ltd. identifies the causes of … Continue reading

Providing Advice to Job Seekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on Online Advice

February 22nd, 2017

Job search assistance is a key component of employment supports offered to job seekers. However, little is known about how one might advise job seekers in the process and what advice should be delivered. This research study is focused on … Continue reading