SRDC was engaged by the United Way of Greater Toronto to inform the further development of their Career Navigator program to better meet the needs of young women facing multiple barriers to employment, by gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges and service/support needs of this group. The study includes a systematic literature and evidence review, and interviews and focus groups to identify and understand: the main barriers (environmental/external and personal) that young women facing multiple barriers are experiencing while transitioning into the labour market; evidence-informed and promising approaches for serving young women with multiple barriers; how the current Career Navigator program is addressing barriers and where there might be gaps; and how adjustments to program design/delivery can be implemented in a way that works for both jobseekers and employers.
Published: January 2016
Capability: Policy Research
Policy Area: Employment - Labour Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs, Youth Development and Inclusion, Newcomers Labour Market Integration
Population: Social Assistance Recipients - Women - Low-income Populations - Low-skilled Workers - Newcomers - People with Disabilities