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Community and Employer Partnerships

Since the launch of the Employment Program of British Columbia in April 2012, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation has implemented an initiative known as Community and Employer Partnerships.

The purpose of this initiative is to increase employment opportunities for unemployed British Columbians through the use of:

  • agency and business partnerships,
  • shared information and technology, and
  • innovative processes and practices.

Community and Employer Partnerships will foster collaborative, coordinated networks of community organizations and employers across the province. These networks will work to:

  • promote and simplify communication between stakeholders,
  • help the easy and quick flow of local labour market information,
  • ensure strategic, coordinated approaches to investing the necessary employment support in communities,
  • provide opportunities for stakeholders to discuss strategies and solutions to address labour market needs.

Labour Market Information

Community and Employer Partnerships will also provide labour market information to communities and employers so that they can better address the needs of the community and help create jobs.

This labour market information will also help communities and employers in submitting requests to the Partnership and Innovation Fund. This fund is administered by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation and consists of four streams. Under each stream you’ll find links to helpful information and templates.

Job Creation Partnerships

If your organization is interested in applying for funding under Community and Employer Parternships, see the Letter of Intent guide for more information. Please note that the Research and Innovation funding stream is still under development.

Enquiries and Letters of Intent for projects can be sent to the regional contact emails listed below:

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