December 8, 2008
This summary report on labour market and community economic development opportunities in Surrey, Burnaby and New Westminster is based on information from the following sources:
- Key informant interviews with:
- Employment Assistance Services -Youth Workers
- Existing research
- Mapping of current community resources
- Community Economic Development Agencies
This report was compiled as part of the “Youth in Charge: Leading Change through CED” project. This project, sponsored by Service Canada’s “Youth Awareness” program, engages youth in Community Economic Development (CED) to create economic and employment opportunities for young people in BC communities.
The goal of Youth in Charge is to create community action plans with a variety of stakeholders, which enable young people to create community economic opportunities in their local areas. The target population focuses specifically on young people with barriers to employment, and the information outlined in this report is based on the perceived needs of this target group.
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