This two-year demonstration project is evaluating how enhanced employer support and supported workplace experiences can enable BC employers to achieve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies by establishing more inclusive workplaces, recruiting career-focused talent, and improving overall outcomes for people with disabilities. Through the position of an HR Specialist, the project is engaging employers in the Greater Vancouver region to secure work placements for a minimum of 100 people with disabilities/diverse abilities, with a goal of 75% of employed people with disabilities remaining employed with either the employer partner or elsewhere after six months.
The project is building on a previous pilot that demonstrated the potential of this approach to meeting the needs of sectors facing workforce shortages through the further enhancement of recruitment and employer training strategies that can lead to the recruitment and retention of a more diverse workforce.
Published: May 2023
Capability: Knowledge Mobilization/ Workshop Facilitation - Strengthening Capacity - Survey Design and Data Management - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Policy Research
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Workplace Training, Employment - Labour Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs
Population: People with Disabilities