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Friday, June 18, 2021
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Research & Trends

5 reports that caught our eye the week of June 6, 2021

CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are five reports that we found interesting this week.

Postsecondary Credential Attainment and Labour Market Outcomes for Ontario Students with Disabilities (HEQCO)

This research finds students with disabilities are less likely to participate in any type of post-secondary program and are more likely to attend part time or take a leave of absence from their studies than those without a disability. Those who do graduate also report significantly worse labour market outcomes compared to those without a disability and these gaps begin immediately after graduation.

COVID-19 and Education Disruption in Ontario: Emerging Evidence on Impacts (Wilfrid Laurier University)

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant education disruption in Ontario. The unequal distribution of school closures and pandemic-associated hardships, particularly affecting low-income families in which racialized and Indigenous groups, newcomers and people with disabilities are overrepresented, appear to be deepening and accelerating inequities in education outcomes.

Older workers: Exploring and addressing the stereotypes (Employment and Social Development Canada)

Often, the image of an older worker combines both positive and negative stereotypes. Perceptions at the organization level suggest that older workers are costly to employ and train, and are unfit for promotion. In society, broad assumptions exist that more older workers and delayed retirement will mean fewer opportunities for younger workers to enter the workforce.

Supporting young people’s mental health through the COVID-19 crisis (OECD)

The mental health of young people has been significantly affected by the COVID‑19 crisis. Prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression has risen dramatically among young people and remains higher than pre-crisis levels even with the partial re-opening of the economy. However, with adequate support and timely intervention, young people experiencing mental distress may be able to bounce back as we recover from the COVID‑19 crisis.

Diversity Among Board Directors and Officers: Exploratory Estimates on Family, Work and Income (Statistics Canada)

Among the findings:

  • Women executives were younger than men executives and less likely to be in a relationship or have children.
  • About one in 10 women executives identified as a visible minority and very few identified as Indigenous.
  • While women executives earned 56% less than men executives, visible minority women executives earned 32% less than women executives who did not identify as visible minorities.

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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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