Case Studies

Nine case study sites all over B.C.
Case studies from nine participating regions of BC tell the stories of workers who have been displaced from their jobs.

Nine BC literacy outreach coordinators wrote case studies about displaced workers in their communities, to demonstrate real people’s lived experiences.

They tell the stories of how workers, their families and entire communities in BC have been impacted by major job loss and the literacy and essential skills supports and training that could help them find new employment.

The case studies describe:

  • the workers’ industry and job loss
  • the impact on the worker, their family and the community
  • the services and resources the worker used
  • the literacy and essential skills gaps that make finding new work difficult

Read the individual case studies below or download the Displaced Workers Project: Case Studies report.

Doug standing beside a cactus Photo by Elaine Storey.

Read the case studies:

  1. Campbell River: A Year Like No Other — Impacts of a Pandemic on Food Service Industry Employees
  2. East Kootenay: Learners Need Flexible, Affordable Childcare
  3. Fort Nelson: Holistic Approach to Learning in Remote Northern Community
  4. Fort St. John: Creating Achievable Learning Goals in a Challenged Natural Resource Economy
  5. Fraser Lake: Señor Duggies Tacos and Pizzaria: from Miner to Restauranteur
  6. Port Alice: Remote Industry Towns Need Digital Literacy Programs 
  7. Quesnel: Learning Resources for New Paths to Success in Resource-based Community
  8. Mount Currie: Small Business and Entrepreneurism in Indigenous Community
  9. Sooke: Delivering Business and Digital Skills in Community with Evolving Economy