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On Track to Opportunities: Linking Transit Development to Community Employment and Training Project

UWTYR/MTCU OLMP

FINAL REPORT

October 2015 United Way Toronto and York Region

TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .................................................................................................................... 3 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................. 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..................................................................................................................... 7 CHAPTER 1 – Study of Lessons Learned and Best Practices of Community Benefits Agreements: In-depth Analysis of Two Case Studies ................................................................... 17 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 17 IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF TWO CASE STUDIES.............................................................................. 17 CHAPTER 2 – Development and Testing of Resident Engagement Strategies ........................... 35 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 35 1. RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT: WHAT WE DID AND HOW WE DID IT .......................................... 35 2. VARIOUS ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES TESTED ................................................................... 36 3. DESCRIPTION OF THE RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS ............................................. 40 4. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER MEETINGS ..................................................................................... 42 5. FINDINGS AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS ... 43 6. ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN: BARRIERS FACED BY TARGET POPULATION TO ENTER/STAY IN LABOUR MARKET ............................................................................................................................ 46 7. THE FUTURE OF RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT: KEY SUCCESS FACTORS .............................. 51 8. RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT - CONCLUSION ............................................................................. 53 9. CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING FORWARD ......................................................................... 54 APPENDIX 1: METROLINX COMMUNITY BENEFITS FRAMEWORK .............................................. 55 APPENDIX 2: TCBN RESIDENT SURVEY ........................................................................................ 59 APPENDIX 3: TCBN SCREENING FOR METROLINX APPRENTICES ............................................ 64 APPENDIX 4: TCBN RESIDENT FEEDBACK SURVEY .................................................................... 67 APPENDIX 5: FOCUS GROUP REPORT FOR WOMEN IN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS ......... 68 CHAPTER 3 – Jobseeker Pathway Model for the Metrolinx Community Benefits Framework ... 70 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 70 1. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONTEXT .................................................................................. 71 2. COMPONENTS OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MODELS AND KEY LESSONS LEARNED 75 3. PROPOSED JOBSEEKER PATHWAY MODEL.......................................................................... 82 4. CURRENT STRENGTHS, GAPS, AND WHAT IS NEEDED TO ADDRESS GAPS .................... 92 5. OPERATIONALIZING THE PATHWAY MODEL ......................................................................... 98 REFERENCES ................................................................................................................................ 100 APPENDIX 1: STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTED .............................................................................. 103 APPENDIX 2: CONSULTATION DISCUSSION GUIDES................................................................. 105 APPENDIX 3: KEY FINDINGS FROM PILOT R