Diversity Works

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Exploring the supported employment experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour who experience disability

About The Project

Diversity Works aims to explore the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who experience disability as they navigate their employment journey with the assistance of supported employment service providers. Diversity Works is funded by the Government of Canada’s Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity program.

The research project will capture:

  • Experiences of BIPOC jobseekers who experience disability
  • Strengths and challenges faced by employment service providers who assist BIPOC jobseekers who experience disability
  • Experiences of employers as they strive to diversity their staff
About The Project

Project Goals and Outcomes

Project Goals and Outcomes

  • Active and meaningful involvement of BIPOC jobseekers who experience disability throughout the project
  • Improved understanding by service providers of the barriers that contribute to the underrepresentation BIPOC jobseekers who experience disability in the Canadian workforce
  • Recommendations for employment service providers to support and facilitate employment of designated groups
  • Increased capacity of supported employment service providers to engage in intersectional service delivery, and to address barriers to inclusion

Project Outreach

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JOBSEEKERS
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SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
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EMPLOYERS

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Coming Soon 

  • The Diversity Works Research Report
  • Webinars on addressing barriers to employment for designated groups
  • A panel discussion with employers on building a diverse workforce
  • Presentation of project findings and discussion forums at the 27th annual CASE conference

Support The Research

Your opinion matters: Support CASE Diversity Works and take part in our quick survey.
A Survey with Service Providers
A Survey for BIPOC-D job seekers
A Survey for Employers

Blogs & Announcements

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Learn More About This Project

To learn more about this project or to receive a copy of the research findings (in May 2022) please reach out to Shifat Ara, Project Manager- Diversity Works at diversityworks@supportedemployment.ca. 
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