Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, this project examines the barriers that Black Canadians face accessing active skills development and employment programming. In Canada, this includes programming delivered under Employment Insurance (EI) Part II via Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs) and the Workforce Development Agreements (WDAs) with the provinces and territories. Although the target population for this study is Black Canadians, research on other racialized groups is included as a comparator if appropriate. The research includes a literature review and environmental scan, as well as recommendations for how active measures programming may be improved to be more inclusive, effective, and equitable to Black Canadians.
Capability: Policy Research
Policy Area: Employment Programs
Population: Racialized Canadians