Canadian jurisdictions in general have a high level of success enabling students to complete K-12 education and enter post-secondary education. But there is much room for progress as several groups experience a variety of frictions and barriers, holding up their educational journeys at different stages. Each hindrance represents a loss to individual and to society’s investment in them, ultimately creating a shortfall in the availability of skilled graduates to participate in Canada’s economy and future prosperity. SRDC works with students, educators, institutions and jurisdictions to help the PSE system better serve the full cross-section of learners and equip them with the skills they need for rewarding and productive lives.
Our research and program evaluation services seek ways to improve youth transition rates into and through post-secondary education, providing learners with the knowledge and skill-development opportunities they need for future employment and careers.
SRDC undertakes research and program evaluations to help organizations provide young workers with opportunities to thrive in the labour market and meet Canada’s demand for a highly skilled and adaptable workforce.
SRDC research and evaluation investigates optimal ways to remove financial barriers to learning and improve student access to – and persistence in – post-secondary education.