In 2012, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) launched its social innovation initiative. Under this initiative, ESDC committed to acting as a catalyst to grow promising solutions to Essential Skills training and guide them towards greater impact and stronger evidence of success.
They also recognized the importance of rigorously evaluating promising approaches to build a strong marketplace of organizations with evidence of impact. In light of these commitments, ESDC partnered with Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM), the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC), and the Provinces of Manitoba and Nova Scotia to launch the Pay for Success demonstration project. Pay for Success is the first Canadian test of a “pay for performance” model for Essential Skills delivery.
Published: October 2017
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs
Population: General Population - Low-skilled Workers
Type: Final report