SRDC is implementing a four-year research study in partnership with three work integration social enterprises (WISE) that are part of a co-operative network, known as the Karma Project. These social enterprises provide a range of services and green occupations in demand in the North Simcoe county region of Ontario. The study, spanning four years, will examine the effectiveness of WISE in improving the employability and social inclusion of youth in rural communities. At the same time, it will assess changes in the capacity of social enterprises and examine variations in outcomes by alternative models of work integration.
Published: July 2022
Capability: Survey Design and Data Management - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Community Capacity, Employment - Employment Supports and Services, Youth Development and Inclusion
Population: Official Language Minorities - Youth - Indigenous Peoples - Low-skilled Workers