We believe in collaborating on projects that benefit our community. In the past we have done a number of exciting collaboration projects with individuals, non-profits, for-profit organizations, and government agencies across all sectors to strengthen our community.
The Evidence for Community Employment Services Project
This research project explores how to improve data management systems to capture client progress toward employment/training and then inform best practices for future application. The project will do this by uncovering trends in client needs, highlighting interventions linked to the most positive outcomes and helping stakeholders create evidence-based refinements so future services may result in desired outcomes. Funding for this project is being provided by the Workforce Innovation Centre NL (WIC NL).
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Her Own Boss!
Self Employment to Bridge Settlement and Economic Security
Her Own Boss! is a national action research project with the goal of increasing service providers’ understanding of the needs of newcomer women exploring self-employment. This exciting project, delivered in St. John’s, NL, Ottawa, ON and Vancouver, BC metro regions, provides free opportunities for Visible minority newcomer women to explore community resources. Collective Interchange is the delivery partner for the province of NL on this Women’s Economic Council (WEC) project. We want to recognize the Multicultural Women’s Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador who is the local anchor organization. Over a two year period, stakeholders will contribute to research while working together to pilot new resources that can better serve visible minority newcomer women.
Collective Interchange likes to keep its finger on the pulse! We give youth opportunities to gain work experience giving them exclusive insight into the non-profit sector and co-operative business model. We encourage our youth during our time with us to advance their professional profile by encouraging resume building, providing professional mentoring, networking opportunities, and other career development activities. We continuously try to keep the ball rolling to inspire youth to consider future plans in education and work.
The Jigsaw Puzzle Project
The Jigsaw project resulted in the creation of an online resource called Weconomie.ca. This community-owned portal equips women and nonprofit organizations with free and low-cost resources supporting entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and co-operatives. This national project was lead by a collective of three women’s enterprises located in different Canadian provinces. Collective Interchange partnered with a number of organizations in the St. John’s area to ensure that this province helped shape weconomie.ca. Funding for this project was provided by Status of Women Canada and the Women’s Economic Council (WEC) engaged the Collective Interchange to champion and lead this project.
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“AMPLIFY has the objective of providing employment for approximately 120 targeted youth who may have little work experience or who may face challenges in locating summer employment. It also offers 25 hours of career and employability enhancement learning opportunities. AMPLIFY encourages opportunities for the participants to build networks, connect with peers and reach out to newcomers.”
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Linkages is a government funded project that partners with non-profit community based agencies to provide youth with career and employment building sessions during a 26 week paid employment. Collective Interchange was given the opportunity to work with youth towards their career goals and to encourage further education. Our goal for the project was to inspire the youth to pursue returning to school to complete academic upgrading or post secondary, enter skills training, continued employment, or self-employment as options to grow their careers and reach their future goals.
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The Cluster Project, previously known as Empowering Women’s Enterprises and Networks Cluster Project, was a National project that was delivered in 4 different regions of the country. Working in partnership with WISE (Women Interested in Successful Employment), we provided services to women who were business owners, and women exploring entrepreneurship. We used this project to empower women to achieve their business goals by providing education, training, leadership opportunities catered to their individual, business, and community goals. We have also connected women in the project to existing services in the province that would help them along the way to improve their business venture to further grow their business.
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