The New Inclusive Economy is a BC Sector Labour Market Partnership research project that is investigating inclusive employment from the employer (demand-side) of recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.
The two-year research project is utilizing a combination of research methods, including case studies, an environmental scan, literature review, and primary data collection from employers across multiple sectors in BC including manufacturing, tech, and retail to answer the question: when people with disabilities and other barriers to employment are meaningfully employed, what are the enabling structural conditions, and how can these be amplified and mobilized in other contexts?
As research partner, SRDC is primarily responsible for leading data collection activities with employers to generate evidence-based recommendations for identifying structural barriers and other effective approaches to increasing employer capacity to attract and retain employees with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
Published: September 2023
Capability: Strengthening Capacity - Survey Design and Data Management - Policy Research - Knowledge Mobilization/ Workshop Facilitation
Policy Area: Employment - Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
Population: People with Disabilities