Remote work strategies for small businesses

This 5-week virtual course targets owners and operators of small- to medium-enterprises (those with fewer than 500 employees) who are most affected by COVID-19. Participants are primarily women and persons with disabilities.

Future Skills Centre is investing $68,876 in this 1-year project. Through 1 to 2 hours of weekly instruction, homework, and group discussions, students will learn the innovation skills to develop a long-term remote work strategy. In doing so, businesses will identify and realize sustainability goals, cost efficiencies and greater productivity and employee well-being.

Woman in wheelchair working from home looking at dual computer screens.

As a non-profit organization, pointA has spent nearly two decades working with businesses to develop sustainable, long-term programs that tackle the daily commute to and from work. These programs are customized to each organization’s needs and range from carpooling programs to personalized travel plans for each employee. The team applies behavioural economics to provide the knowledge, resources, and encouragement to try sustainable modes of transportation to decrease congestion in the Toronto Region, thereby improving the environment and health of communities.

Evaluation Strategy

This project will be evaluated using tools and approaches aligned with its goals, context, and stage of development. The evaluation will focus on generating the right evidence at the right moment to move the intervention forward. Read more about our evaluation strategy.

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