Current Projects

Bridging the Divide

Association for New Canadians – Connecting and preparing refugees for work in the province’s agriculture Industry. [learn more…]

Tourism Reskilling

Hospitality NL – Reskilling workers in the non-tourism industries to enter the tourism labour force, the aim is to reduce unemployment and increase tourism activities. [learn more…]

Evidence for Community Employment Services

Collective Interchange Cooperative – Exploring how to improve data management systems to capture client progress toward employment/training, uncover trends in client needs, highlight those interventions linked to the most positive outcomes and help create evidence-based refinements to the areas of service that are not resulting in desired outcomes. [learn more…]

 Entry and Retention in the Aquaculture Sector

Social Research and Demonstration Corporation – Developing and pilot testing of an innovative demand-led training model to support entry and retention in the aquaculture sector. [learn more…]

Expanding Entrepreneurship

Genesis – Exploring ways to foster innovation in technology entrepreneurship through increased female participation and immigration initiatives. [learn more…]

Pathways to Work

Social Research and Demonstration Corporation – Co-designing improved employment pathways for Inuit youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. [learn more…]


Assessing Alternative Academic Readiness Programs

College of the North Atlantic – Researching academic readiness assessment processes, pathways and tools for indigenous students that are reliable, valid, culturally sensitive and appropriate. [learn more…]

Evaluating Employment Assistance Services and Career Development Programming

Women in Research and Development Corporation – Conduct an assessment on their short and long term employment outcomes, which will reveal the overall impact of their employment assistant services on employability. [learn more…]

Employer Perceptions to Hiring Newcomers & International Students in NL

Memorial University – Canada’s immigration system is highly labour-market focused. Premised on the human capital theory, immigrants are awarded points based upon their age, education work experience, and official language proficiency, with the expectation that this will lead to better labour market outcomes. [learn more…]

Forest-Based Bio Economy In Newfoundland

NL Forest Industry Association – As a new and innovative paradigm in the forest sector, bioeconomy development offers an opportunity to attract, and therefore increase, the participation of underrepresented groups in the forest sector. [learn more…]

Going The Distance: Equipping Rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the Abilities & Skills to Succeed in Online Learning.

NL Laubach Literacy Council – Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest number of working aged people without a high school diploma at 15.7% compared to the national average of 11.5% (Literacy and Institutional Services Division, Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, 2018). [learn more…]

Exploring the Use & Impact of Mobile Technology in a Work-Based Employment Program for Adults Who Face Barriers to Employment

Stella’s Circle – Employment is a key factor in helping people recover and improve their lives. In addition to earning money, employment helps reduce incidences of hospitalization and incarceration, which has significant financial implications for governments. [learn more…]

Improving Psychological Health & Safety in Health Care Workers Through Technology Based Support: Project Plan

Eastern Health – Determine if technology based support increases employee knowledge and uptake of psychological support services, in turn improving employee wellness factors and organizational healthy workplace indicators. [learn more…]

Enhancing the Women in SETT Leadership Program in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) – An action-oriented organization that aspires to recruit, retain and advance women in SETT fields. [learn more…]

Enhancing Employability Through Soft Skills Development

Academy Canada – Strong soft or essential skills are the key to workplace success. They are used in different combinations within all jobs. Workers who can communicate well, act professionally, are able to handle disputes, and understand workplace expectations are typically much better employees.  They can learn new technical skills more quickly; can teach others more effectively; are able to contribute more deliberately; and can adapt to change. [learn more…]

Applied Research on Supportive Training, Social Enterprise and Employment First Practices for the Future of NL

Choices for Youth (CFY) – Committed to building programs, systems, and opportunities that are focused on providing individualized support for young people, celebrating who they are, and working together to unlock their potential to build a brighter future. [learn more…]

Workforce Innovation Through Social Enterprise

Community Education Network for Southwestern NL – Social Enterprise is a catalyst for social and economic empowerment and inclusion.  It is defined as a non-profit initiative that produces and sells goods or services in a business-like model in the market economy, but they manage their operations and redirect their surpluses in pursuit of social, community, cultural or environmental goals. [learn more…]

Research on Barriers and Opportunities to Workforce Participation for Older (Experienced) Workers

St. John’s Board of Trade – Newfoundland and Labrador’s workforce is shrinking and aging fast, perhaps the fastest in the Country. We must consider a multipronged approach to growing our labour force and ensuring that those who want to remain active in the labour force can and are supported. [learn more…]

YMCA Employment Services – YES!

YMCA of Western Newfoundland – What employment supports are needed to address the identified gaps and barriers for at-risk individuals aged 12-40 in the Corner Brook-Bay of Islands area? [learn more…]

A Community-Minded Social Enterprise: An Inquiry for Viability

Corner Brook Status of Women Council – This project will explore the conditions necessary for the success of a social enterprise in the Crestview area of Corner Brook. The Crestview area of Corner Brook is mainly comprised of individuals and families living in subsidized housing provided by Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC). [learn more…]