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Celebrating Year One of the Future Skills Centre

Celebrating Year One of the Future Skills Centre, Getting to the heart of the skills gap



Regional Sounding Tour underway (1,200+ total attendees projected) in every province and territory


diverse skills stakeholders we’ve engaged with – including all provincial and territorial governments – in consultations, meetings, conferences, and other activities

Launched Community of Practice (beta version), a digital platform to connect a multi-sectoral audience on research, activities, innovation, events, thought leadership, and more

Innovation Projects


projects kicked-off, funded for $19M, and supporting 7,000+ participants across the country


new projects to be announced this spring following a call for proposals ($36M investment) that generated 360 responses

Developing customized strategies for evidence generation with each project partner



research projects in progress covering areas such as social emotional learning and apprenticeship


report series, Skills Next, launched on issues shaping the future of work and skills in Canada

Building exciting research tools such as a map of Canada’s skills ecosystem, the Future Skills Reference Database & Annotated Bibliography, and an evidence map on adult skills development

At the Centre


ongoing collaborations are the backbone of all FSC activities


Forged governance structure between three consortium partners, hired executive director and management team, and appointed diverse advisory board

Created multiple channels for partners and public to connect with FSC’s and partners’ work

Future Skills Centre Consortium

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program