Can communities create meaningful work that is an attractive alternative to Employment Insurance and welfare? A major Canadian study of a new, innovative program is showing this to be true.
This report presents 18-month impacts from the Community Employment Innovation Project (CEIP), a study of a program designed to encourage the longer-term employability of participants while supporting local community development in areas of continuing high unemployment. Communities were challenged to utilize the social economy as a source of jobs, which would provide participants with opportunities for developing skills and social capital.
Published: November 2006
Policy Area: Community Capacity, Employment - Employment Programs
Population: Social Assistance Recipients - Communities and Families - Low-income Populations - Low-skilled Workers
Type: Report, Executive summary