Innovation & Partnerships

What We're Up To

Randomized Controlled Trial

In 2021, the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) started the first of six cohorts in an RCT with 13 community partners in five provinces. This fall, we delivered the fourth of six. Interim results will be available in 2024, and the final report will be published in 2025.

Process Integration & Self-Assessment Tool

In conjunction with the RCT, Employment and Skills Development Canada’s Office of Skills for Success granted CCDF a project to test a process of integrating the Skills for Success into pre-employment programming (in this case, IM&M+) and create a self-assessment tool so that participants can see their skills development progression. This project produced:

A Final Report

Improving Labour Market Attachment Through Skills for Success Identification in In Motion & Momentum+, outlining the process for integrating the Skills for Success into pre-employment programming.​

Skills Cards

Researchers created nine distinct Skills Cards representing each skill category. Cards help participants keep track of times when they used a skill from the frameworks. 

Reflection Worksheet

This worksheet helps participant track the accumulation of their Skills Card and begin to reflect on how they developed these skills.

Skills for Success Snapshot

A post-pre assessment tool that helps participants assess their own skills development and build a plan for future development. The Snapshot is available free to anyone who wants an easy way to track your skill development.

Working with Indigenous-led organizations and First Nations and Inuit Communities to Reach Youth on Reserve

With Indigenous Services Canada, CCDF is working with community partners to deliver two sessions of IM&M+ in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and train facilitators from five Indigenous-led organizations to have the capacity to deliver the program. This project will be completed in 2024 

“Today I was connecting with a previous participant in our first cohort, and she shared that IM&M+ was the highlight of the year for her. It made my day and wanted to share with everyone as the program is touching lives and people's hearts.”

Helen Kim, IM&M+ Facilitator - YWCA Metro Vancouver

We Are Growing IM&M+: One Community Partner at a Time

Throughout its development, IM&M+ has been delivered by diverse organizations serving youth, people with disabilities, newcomers, racialized groups, Indigenous people, 2SLGBTQIA+ and people involved with justice across multiple provinces. We are grateful to the following partners who have contributed to IM&M+’s evidence base.

Axis Career Services

St. John’s, NL

The Ability Hub

Saskatoon, SK

Centre for Employment & Learning of the Avon Maitland District School Board

Exeter, ON

Community Centre Alliance

St. John’s, NL

Community Employment Services

Woodstock, ON

Driftpile Cree Nation

Driftpile, AB

CSE Consulting, Inc.

Kemptville, ON

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Edmonton, AB

Employment Planning & Counselling

Peterborough, ON

Freedom’s Door

Kelowna, BC

Government of New Brunswick

Fredericton, NB

Independent Living Centre

Kingston, ON

Independent Living Nova Scotia

Halifax, NS

John Howard Society of Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John’s, NL

Pinecrest Queensway Employment Services

Ottawa, ON

KEYS Job Centre

Gananoque, ON

Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre

Ottawa, ON


Saskatoon, SK

Regina WorkPrep Centre

Regina, SK

Richmond Centre for Disabilities

Richmond, BC

Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association

Edmonton, AB

Women in Resource Development Corporation

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

YMCA Metro Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

YMCA Niagara

St. Catharines, ON

YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce

Owen Sound, ON

YMCA Western Newfoundland

Corner Brook, NL