2014 - Equity & Inclusion

  • YWCA Hamilton Bridging for Internationally Educated Persons Program Evaluation

    Published: October 2014

    The goals of this evaluation of the YWCA Hamilton’s Bridging Internationally Trained Individuals Program are to explore and offer recommendations for strengthening several elements of the program, including the effectiveness of recruitment and marketing strategies, partnerships, participant commitment, differences in employment between streams, relative merits of a community agency delivering the program, and eligibility requirements. The YWCA Hamilton’s Bridging Internationally Trained Individuals Program aimed to provide training and support for Internationally Educated Persons (IEPs) to bridge soft skills, communications, and cultural awareness issues as well as identify and access opportunities for technical upgrading to improve employability in the environmental and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors.

  • St. Leonard’s Society of Hamilton Program Evaluation

    Published: July 2014

    This report conducts an evaluative review of client satisfaction, an evaluation of program results and an overview of best practices for the services of the St. Leonard’s Society of Hamilton.

    Funded by: St. Leonard’s Society of Hamilton

  • The Bridge: From Prison to Community

    Published: April 2014

    This evaluation gathered the stories of men who had some level of engagement with discharge planning offered by The Bridge upon release from the local Detention Centre. One focus group was conducted with nine men and six men agreed to individual key informant interviews assessing how The Bridge and/or other organizations assisted them in transitioning from jail back into the community.

    Funded by: Homelessness Partnering Strategy
    Community Partners: Hamilton Housing Help Centre, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

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