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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

Engagement

15-stop

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

4,500+

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

16

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

20+

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

20+

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

12

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

150+

ongoing collaborations are the backbone of all FSC activities

Governance

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

The Future Skills Centre is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success and meeting the emerging talent needs of employers. As a pan-Canadian community, we bring together experts and organizations across sectors to rigorously identify, assess, and share innovative approaches to develop the skills and work environments to drive prosperity and inclusion.