The Innovation Lab at Employment and Social Development Canada is working on a design project seeking to improve the Canada Learning Bond, a federal program that seeks to increase savings for education after high school. For this project, we are hoping to interview students who are living with a disability, to better understand their perspectives and experience.
The intent of the project is to identify structural, behavioral and situational issues when considering education and saving for education after high-school. The project is recruiting participants for interviews within the low-income bracket (45K or lower annual family income) from the disability community. The information gathered from the interviews will be used for policy and program improvement as well as informing the government of Canada’s services about everyday experiences of citizens who are at the receiving end of benefits and services.
If you are interested and consider participating in an interview, we will be happy to give you more information about the Innovation Lab and the project. We are accessible by email ( NC-LAB-GD@HRSDC-RHDCC.GC.CA) or by phone (Teresa Bellefontaine at 819-6543898).
We will have accommodation for accessible interviews. The Lab will be able to do interviews in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto, at a location that is convenient for the participant or over the phone. The interviews will take approximately 1 hour. Transportation costs will be covered and the participants will receive a gift (with a gift certificate) as a token of appreciation for their time.
To learn more about the Canada Learning Bond