ACCESS TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
This report presents the latest results from the Future to Discover project, an experimental study of the impact of two high school-based interventions on postsecondary education participation: an early promise of a study grant and a series of informational workshops.
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SOCIAL FINANCE
SRDC’s expertise in impact analysis has resulted in our participation in a number of projects evaluating innovative methods of social program financing, including the evaluation of social impact bonds.
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MEASURING STUDENTS’ RESILIENCE
In a report just released by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, SRDC investigates the most appropriate measures to assess resilience as a learning outcome.
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EXPERIMENTATION AT SRDC
SRDC specializes in social experiments, randomized control trials, and demonstration projects to test innovative government policies and programs.
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LABOUR MARKET TRANSFER AGREEMENTS
SRDC was engaged by the Secretariat of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers to write a summary report on the outcomes of the consultations to inform the labour market agreements’ renewal.
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NEW HEALTH STUDY
The UPSKILL Health project was designed to explore the relationships among literacy and essential skills (LES), health, and job performance. Its results highlight skills development and training as a ‘win-win’ for both employees and businesses.
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT
A four-year SRDC study recruited 350 children and their Francophone parents to study the impact of a new preschool program in linguistic minority communities.
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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
Motivational interviewing is a style of communication focusing on the language of change. This field experiment tests its potential in employment services for social assistance recipients in Manitoba.
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HIERARCHY OF EVIDENCE
SRDC’s hierarchy of evidence systematically ranks research designs according to the quality of evidence they provide to guide decision-making in government and non-governmental organizations.
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