Increasing Pathways to Employment

Increasing Pathways to Employment 

Increasing access to pathways that lead to meaningful and secure employment.

Women in Resource and Development Corporation (WRDC) is proud to lead a project, funded by Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery Fund. The objective of this 30-month project is to improve the economic security and prosperity of women of low-income by increasing access to pathways that lead to meaningful and secure employment. 

Specifically, the project will: 

To achieve this objective, the project centers the experiences of women and of Career Development Practitioners (CDPs) using elements of co-design methodology to identify existing and emerging barriers. Additionally, this project aims to illuminate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and CDPs particularly concerning their navigation of the skills development funding system.

Timeline: October 2021 to March 2024. 

Our partners for this valuable work include:


Increasing Pathways to Secure, Meaningful Employment Through Design and Implementation of Inclusive Skills Development Policies: Recommendations Report

This report utilizes the Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) approach in accordance with the WAGE Canada framework and consolidates findings from four key project activities. The recommendations presented in this report are considerations for next steps.

Women’s Journey Map

This report consolidates feedback from Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with 12 women. These women were identified from WRDC client records and asked about their experience applying for skills development funding.

Mapping Service Providers’ Experiences

This report consolidates feedback from KIIs with 13 CDPs. The CDPs were recruited from organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador and asked about their experiences working with clients who were applying for skills development funding.

Expanded Measures of Employment Success: SRDC Scan

This internal scan of SRDC reports, produced through decades of research and evaluation in the employment sector, explores additional/alternate measures of employment success beyond the more traditional measures currently used in employment supports and programming.

Funding for Skills Development: Policies, Practices and Programs in Newfoundland and Labrador and Across Canada

This report summarizes relevant literature and reviews academic and quasi-academic sources pertaining to skills development funding. It was conducted in conjunction with a jurisdictional scan of current policies and practices in Canada.

More resources coming, check back soon!

Project Coordinator:
Diana Flemming