Funded through Employment and Social Development Canada’s Women’s Employment Readiness Pilot, the Women First project is a multi-partner initiative aiming to leverage employment and skills training to address barriers faced by multiply-marginalized women. Led by PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs (PTP) in collaboration with five service delivery providers across the country, the project aims to draw on partners’ collective expertise to develop, test, and evaluate pre-employment and skills development supports.
Specifically, the project seeks to build knowledge about approaches to programming, curriculum, and wraparound supports that best serve women facing multiple structural barriers, including low-income women, Indigenous women, racialized women, 2SLGBTQ+ women, newcomer women, and women with disabilities. SRDC is working closely with partners to design and implement an evaluation of the project, including the program delivery across all six pilot sites and new Skill for Success curriculum developed by partner Alberta Workforce Essential Skills. In particular, SRDC is supporting an evaluation grounded in principles of intersectional feminism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strategic Program Review - Collective Impact Evaluation - Survey Design and Data Management - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Community Capacity, Employment - Workplace Diversity and Inclusion - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs
Population: 2SLGBTQ+ People - Low-income Populations - Newcomers - People with Disabilities - Racialized Canadians - Women - Indigenous Peoples