2020 Projects Overview

Labour Market Information (LMI) Video Series

DWA will create LMI videos to provide Employment Ontario Service Providers, Economic Development and Chambers of Commerce, Community Partners, Employers and Job Seekers with access to timely labour market information data and analysis. The videos will include but not be limited to the eight indicators, the monthly labour force survey data for Oshawa CMA, local custom data that are legacy pieces from the LEPC and other critical pieces of labour market information in an accessible format.

Life After COVID Website

DWA will create an information website devoted to assisting the public in finding employment related resources available to assist them through the COVID-19 pandemic. This website will include but not be limited to Business Supports, Employability Supports, and up to date information on the situation in regards to employment.

Local Labour Market Planning (LLMP) Report

DWA will create a report providing just in time labour market information that addresses the immediate labour market issues facing Durham Region as a result of the unexpected COVID19 pandemic. The community responsive Local Labour Market Planning document will provide new and emerging actions and a three-year outlook.

Agricultural Skills Mapping Report

DWA will create a report of the mapped activities completed by unemployed Lakeview residents who participate in the We Grow Food urban farming program to demonstrate employability skills. Individuals who participate in the urban farming program obtain skills that can get them ready to maintain attachment to the labour force and remove the social isolation that can be an employment barrier. Assisting participants to understand and value the skills obtained in the program can help move participants to employment.