Pilot Projects

Five sites in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario were selected to take their beta-tested promising practices and expand them to full pilot tests. These pilot test projects displayed the scalability and transferability of the promising practices identified in the beta-testing.

The first phase of the Displaced Workers project was gathering information and doing research.

The second phase involved identifying and testing selected learning models. These could be existing programs adapted to current situations or new approaches coming from knowledge of learners and local job markets. There were 11 beta-testing sites, seven in British Columbia and four elsewhere in Canada (Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan).

After successfully applying for an extension to the Displaced Workers Project, five of these sites were then chosen to proceed to full pilot testing.

Pilot testing took place in from the summer of 2022 into fall of 2023. Results and analysis are reported in the Enhancing Displaced Workers’ Literacy and Essential Skills Final Project Report: Pilot phase which is located in the reports and publications section of this website. The individual reports below describe each project, including highlights, promising practices, and lessons learned.

  1. Belleville, Ontario
  2. Lethbridge, Alberta
  3. Squamish Nation Traditional Territory/North Vancouver, British Columbia
  4. Port Hardy and Port McNeill, British Columbia
  5. Quesnel, British Columbia