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Two Years of Future Skills

Two-years of the Future Skills Centre

In 2 short years, we’ve equipped thousands of Canadians with the skills to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Thank you to our partners for your continued support in an unprecedented time of change and disruption. We are looking forward to continuing our work together to support Canadians in the months and years to come.

Impact to date

120

innovation projects spanning every province and territory

5,000+

partners

In the past two years, we released a large volume of research and connected with hundreds of Canadians on our regional sounding tours.

25+

stops on our Virtual Regional Sounding Tours, where we heard voices from across Canada

Marginalized groups were hit extra hard by the shocks of 2020. With our partners, we were able to increase our focus and support on these populations.

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BOLD: Better Outcomes in Layoffs and Downsizing

Retraining and skills development project for manufacturing and steel workers
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What works for work? Employment integration in youth service hubs across Canada

The project implements and tests the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) intervention among youth who…
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Tourism Hospitality Emergency Recovery (THER)

Rapid-response project to design and test industry-specific, skills-focused recovery options for the hard-hit tourism and…

How can you engage with the Future Skills Centre?

Community of Practice

Join our Community of Practice, a digital space dedicated to the exchange of information and collaborative work around skills development.

Sounding Tour

Attend a Virtual Regional Sounding Tour event, to discuss the latest skills development needs and initiatives in your Province or Territory.

Connect with us

Connect with our research network of scholars and experts, to help Canadians better understand future skills priorities, knowledge gaps and best practices.

Subscribe to our six-part podcast

Canada is facing wide-reaching demographic and technological changes that pose increasingly significant challenges to the world of work. The Future Skills Centre Podcast, presented by The Conference Board of Canada, explores these crucial emerging challenges to the future of work.

There are no rules in the gig economy.

— Armine Yalnizyan, Fellow on the Future of Workers, Atkinson Foundation