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Research and Innovation: Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

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Since the launch of the Employment Program of British Columbia the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation has begun implementing an initiative known as Community and Employer Partnerships.

The purpose of this initiative is to increase employment opportunities for unemployed British Columbians through the use of agency and business partnerships, shared information and technology, and innovative processes and practices. Community and Employer Partnerships will foster collaborative, coordinated networks of community organizations and employers across the province.

These networks will work to promote and simplify communication between stakeholders help the easy and quick flow of local labour market information ensure strategic, coordinated approaches to investing the necessary employment support in communities provide opportunities for stakeholders to discuss strategies and solutions to address labour market need.