May 2020: Shock-proofing the Future of Work

Call for Proposals Now Closed

The deadline to apply to the Shock-proofing the Future of Work call for proposals has now passed and the application process is closed as of 5:00pm EST on September 1, 2020.

All funding decisions are expected within 8-12 weeks of call close date and applicants will be notified via email. Successful applicants may be invited to an interview and requested to submit additional information.

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Workers hit by Covid-19 need funding for rapid skills development.

As the next step in our pandemic response plan, this $15-million call for proposals for labour market innovations is to help build resiliency in the face of social and economic shock.

The objective of this call is to support all industries with challenges to mitigate, and also looks for new opportunities that can be further leveraged, accelerating skills training to help many navigate an evolving job market.

FSC is seeking proposals for activities such as research, network development and innovation pilots that target sectors, regions, and populations facing pressing needs and recognize emerging opportunities that examine new insights and models across three levels of the skills ecosystem:

  • Support for individuals: to help inform training and career paths for workers, especially those who face barriers based on geography, background or experience.
  • Support for organizations: to adopt new technologies and expand the understanding of a new health and safety environment, policy development and program delivery for large and small businesses, government, educational institutions and service delivery organizations.  
  • Systems change: to promote innovative approaches to policy and program development and re-engineering of processes in large and small businesses, government, educational institutions, or service delivery organizations.

If you have questions about our call for proposals process, please email

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