The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has recently completed the Phase 1 report Exploring Labour Market Potential in the Capital Region’s Waste & Recycling Sector. The project was informed by key sector stakeholders and made possible through the support of the Employment Program of British Columbia with funding from the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia.
Waste management, recycling and resource recovery are key issues for many jurisdictions in the effort to achieve greater sustainability. This report highlights a number of emerging opportunities that hold labour market potential. Based on the initial findings of the report we will host a half day event on February 4th for stakeholders to review initial findings, make recommendations, and help to craft a Resource Recovery Labour Market Strategy for the Capital Region. Recommendations from this event and highlights from the research will inform a final Labour Market Strategy Report to be released in March 2016.
We would like to invite all stakeholders to join us for this event. The session will:
- Review the current context of the Capital Region Waste and Recycling Sector
- Review emerging best practices from other jurisdictions in creating low barrier employment within the waste and recycling industry
- Share priority areas of focus for the development of local jobs and low-barrier employment
- Suggest recommendations for next steps in strengthening resource recovery labour market strategy in Greater Victoria