The WE Value Partnership offers newcomers a holistic and capacity-focused assessment that connects them to services, opportunities, and people.
This community-driven approach focuses on newcomer success and continuous learning through digital innovation.
The initiative began as a project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) Fund, and is lead by The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario with its partners Workforce WindsorEssex and the University of Windsor. Together they worked to plan, develop, implement and test their new settlement assessment and client management system in Southwestern Ontario. This work was completed between 2018 and 2021.
In the Fall of 2021, the WE Value Partnership started growing again as both the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario and the University of Windsor’s School of Computer Science both received uniquely funded SDI Projects to explore: the K2 Client Portal Initiative and Artificial Intelligence in relation to WE Value.
The K2 Client Portal Initiative will extend WE Value’s new K2 Pathway to Settlement System to clients, assessing the effectiveness of client portals as a tool for service delivery and client empowerment. Clients will be able to access and add to their settlement plans, book appointments and explore articles and resources online. Artificial Intelligence: Leveraging Newcomers’ Pathway to Settlement will assess the benefits of using AI to build settlement plans, analyze data and standardize decision-making.
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We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.