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ERIC Number: ED514195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 69
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1001-6362-8
Formative Evaluation of the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers. Final Report
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
This report presents the findings and conclusions, and recommendations for the Formative Evaluation of the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW). The TIOW was introduced in 2006 to help older workers in vulnerable communities who had lost their jobs to extend their labour market participation and reintegrate into employment. The TIOW is cost-shared between the Government of Canada and participating provinces and territories. During the evaluation period, nine provinces and territories were participating in the initiative: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon, and Northwest Territories. Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut signed contribution agreements with Canada in 2009. Based on the results of the formative evaluation, the following recommendations for follow-up action are set out: (1) Program design would benefit from a clear and detailed definition of eligibility criteria and flexibility rules; (2) The absence of SINs (Social Insurance Numbers) will limit the scope of future evaluations. An optimal approach to conducting future summative evaluations of the TIOW would require the collection of SINs in order to facilitate participant identification and data linkage; and (3) Given the observed employment outcomes in the short term, it is recommended that future evaluations study the longer term impacts of participation in the TIOW projects on labour market status (employed; unemployed and reasons for not being able to find work; out of the labour force including retirement), earnings, and reliance on government support. (Contains 18 tables and 23 footnotes.)
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Service Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0J9, Canada. Tel: 800-926-9105; Fax: 613-941-1827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Identifiers - Location: Canada