Evolving social, technological, economic, environmental, and political forces are shaping all aspects of our working world. For young adults living with a disability who are entering and working their way up in the labour market, the changing nature of work can create both barriers and opportunities.
Using a strategic foresight approach, an IWH research team led by Dr. Arif Jetha set out to examine how working life could change in Canada over the next seven years—and what the implications might be for young adults with a disability. The team developed three scenarios, which are narratives describing the ways things might meaningfully change in the future.
In this presentation, Jetha shares the scenarios. He also discusses how they can be used to develop labour market policies and programs that respond to future needs and promote inclusion for young adults living with a disability.