The WC Older Worker Initiative (WOWI) Project is a collaborative project between West Coast Community Resources Society and Island Work Transitions Inc., and funded by BC Rural Dividend Fund and funded by the Govenment of Canada`s New Horizons for Seniors Program. 

The purpose of the project is to gather workforce information and identify opportunities for the older workers/volunteers in the region. This project is intended to support the development of an Age-Friendly Local Labour Market Strategy.

We are collecting data to bring awareness of hiring older workers and the contribution that the Older Workforce brings to the west coast communities of Tofino, Ucluelet, Hot Springs Cove, Ahousaht, Opitaht, Esowista, Ty-Histanis, Hitacu, Macoah and Area C of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

The information collected will be kept confidential and will follow the West Coast Community Resources confidentiality policies  and will help to assess the needs and determine a course of action to deliver an effective age-friendly employment strategy within our region.

We thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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* 1. Employer Name

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* 2. Contact Person Name

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* 3. Email

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* 4. Type of Business (check all that apply)

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* 5. # of Employees

SECTION A - RECRUITING

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* 6. In our search for new employees, we look for the following characteristics(check all that apply)

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* 7. We are familiar with services of the local employment agencies that (check all that apply)

SECTION B - HIRING, EVULATION & PROMOTION

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* 8. We provide the following to our employees (check all that apply)

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* 9. In our succession planning, we conduct 'age audits' to help identify possible barriers, regardless of age (check all that apply)

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* 10. We have special considerations for workers diverse abilities within our HR policies and practices (check all that apply)

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* 11. The person in charge of hiring is knowledgeable in (check all that apply)

SECTION C - EMPLOYEE TRAINING

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* 12. The person in charge of hiring provides training to all workers so they (check all that apply)

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* 13. We provide basic training for all our workers, regardless of their age (check all that apply)

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* 14. We provide flexible training opportunities, including (check all that apply)

SECTION D - DIVERSE ABILITIES

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* 15. The person who is in charge of hiring is

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* 16. When our workers develop additional accommodations, we are

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* 17. When a worker has been identified with additional accommodations, we

SECTION E - COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

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* 18. We offer alternatives to full time year round work (check all that apply)

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* 19. We offer health care benefit packages (check all that apply)

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* 20. Our employees are paid as follows

SECTION F - AGE FRIENDLY SCORES
Once you press the 'Done' button you will see what your Age-Friendly score is.  Please compare to the numbers below:
a) 30 & higher (above average for an Age-Friendly Employer),
b) 20 -29 (average for an Age-Friendly Employer),
c) 19 & below (needs work as an Age-Friendly Employer)
SECTION G - EMPLOYER'S SURVEY EVALUATION

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* 21. We thought the survey was

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* 22. We think the content of the survey was 

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* 23. General/overall experience - feedback (describe)

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