Resource Topics


WIL Impacts Framework: Measuring the Socio-Economic Impacts of WIL programs
The WIL Impacts Framework was developed by the BC Work Integrated Learning Council so that BC’s 25 public, post-secondary institutions could gather valuable data regarding the impacts of work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences on host organizations and the local BC economy. Read More »
Access to WIL for Students and Employers in Rural Regions
At a multi-campus institution with centralized services it can be difficult to reach the entirety of a college region and all of its campuses, and employers. Through this project regional coordinators were hired to facilitate the expansion of services to students, community and employers, increasing awareness of Co-op and WIL. Read More »
Indigenous WIL Resource Hub
Through funding provided by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and in partnership with the BC WIL Council and six post-secondary institutions around British Columbia, the University of Victoria led this provincial initiative to develop resources to support Indigenous student access, retention, and success in WIL programs. Read More »

Resource Packs

Simplified Recruitment Guides
Developed as part of the Talent MATCH program, these simplified recruitment guide outline basic details of industry- and job-relevant post-secondary school programs that have a work-integrated learning component. Talent MATCH is a partnership between ACE-WIL, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, the BC Museums Association, and go2HR. Read More »
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in WIL and Career Curricula
Post-secondary institutions and practitioners within the ACE-WIL community are engaging in various initiatives, programs and experiences that align with and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This resource pack includes resources to support the aims of the UN SDGs. Read More »
ACE-WIL Symposia - Spring & Fall 2021
This resource pack contains presentation recordings and associated resources from the 2021 ACE-WIL Symposia in May and November 2021. Topics ranged from capacity building with students, employer recruitment and engagement strategies, WIL program development and resources to support equity, diversity and inclusion. The Symposia were part of a COWIL Initiative Project. Read More »


Finding Housing: The Student Housing Search for Work Placements
Students who seek a work placement outside of their current city or town must consider what housing options will be available to them. This resource is to help students navigate the housing search and includes a summary of resources, housing search engines, and tips to support your search, as well… Read More »
Tips for Managing Digital Communication at Your Student Placement
An introduction for students looking for guidance about digital communication in the workplace, this document includes tips for organizing and managing your work inbox, responding appropriately to emails, and how to get familiar with the functions of your calendar. It also touches on instant messaging (IM), and looks at how… Read More »