Learning What Works, March 2014

BC CfEE to promote innovation at career development conference

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence and the BC Career Development Association are hosting the 2014 BC Career Development Conference, March 7-8 in Richmond, British Columbia. Under the theme Partnering for Tomorrow’s Workforce, the Association is sponsoring over 30 presentations and panel discussions. In addition, the Centre is presenting seven sessions focused on Promoting Innovation in Practice. Read the full article.

SRDC evaluating innovations in health care

SRDC was recently selected to evaluate projects with three new clients: Canada Health Infoway, the Green Shield Canada Foundation, and the University of Toronto. These projects all focus on innovations in healthcare — either the technologies used to deliver healthcare services or the ways in which healthcare services are coordinated across organizations. All of the projects aim to improve access and quality of service, while increasing the efficiency of the health care system. Read the full article.

Mapping the road to employment for individuals with developmental disabilities

In December 2013, the BC Centre for Employment Excellence launched a project to develop an online database of best practices concerning the employment of people with developmental disabilities. The BC Employment Mapping Tool is being designed as a resource for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, service providers, employers, and policy makers. It aims to increase understanding of how best to support people with development disabilities in preparing for and maintaining employment. Read the full article.

New associates in Toronto and Vancouver offices

SRDC was overwhelmed by the response to our recent recruitment notices. After reviewing hundreds of applications and interviewing a number of highly qualified candidates, we are very pleased with the results: Mark McKerrow and Max Palamar accepted positions in the Toronto office, while
Kemi Odegbile joined the Vancouver office. Read the full article.



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