Research Projects to Benefit Youth, Women, and Social Enterprise in Western NL

The provincial government has announced more than $1.15 million for three research projects through the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre.

The funding being provided includes:

  • $824,493 for YMCA of Western Newfoundland’s “Employment Services YES! Pilot Project” to explore best practices in the delivery of employment programs, services and supports for at-risk youth and young adults aged 15 to 40;

  • $248,535 for Community Education Network Southwestern NL’s “Workforce Innovation through Social Enterprise” research project, which will facilitate evidence-based research and analysis, as well as share resources and practical tools to support the growth of social enterprise throughout the province; and,

  • $74,525 for the Corner Brook Status of Women – “A Community-Minded Social Enterprise: An Inquiry for Viability” will explore the conditions necessary for the success of a social enterprise in the Crestview area of Corner Brook in partnership with the Vine Place Community Centre.