Here are details about upcoming and past events from the Future Skills Centre and its partners across the country. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

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Upcoming events

Nov. 27, 2021

PANEL | 1:15 p.m. ET

The Future Of Work: What New Skills Will The Future Of Work Demand?

Join speakers including FSC's executive director, Pedro Barata, and Diversity Institute Founder Wendy Cukier to hear about what skills, education, abilities, experience, and knowledge characteristics make someone more employable, today and in the future.

Dec. 1, 2021

PANEL | 9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. ET

FUSION Network Panel – Fostering Collaborative Innovation and Inclusive Skills Development Across Canadian Universities

As part of a half-day symposium, this panel discussion features panelists Pedro Barata, Executive Director, Future Skills Centre, Dr. Jared Robinson, National Director, FUSION Network, and Dr. Nancy Turner, Director, Teaching and Learning Enhancement, University of Saskatchewan.

The panelists will provide a cross-collaborative administrative perspective on goals, applications, challenges and the future of the FUSION program across the FUSION network.

Dec. 1, 2021

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Infographics for knowledge mobilization

Infographics can be used as a powerful tool to transform complex information into an easy-to-digest visual piece of content that makes it easier for your audience to understand and remember. On December 1, 2021, join the Future Skills Centre, Magnet and Research Impact Canada for an introduction of how to leverage infographics in your work.

Dec. 2, 2021

PANEL | 1 p.m. ET

2022 Economic, Policy, and Social Outlook

CCUA (Canadian Credit Union Association) is hosting its annual 2022 Economic, Policy, and Social Outlook on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. EST. Join us to hear from an elite lineup of subject matter experts, including FSC Executive Director Pedro Barata, as they explore the current economic and political state of the credit union sector and a look ahead at the next phase in Canada’s recovery.

This special virtual event will feature a fireside chat on the 2022 Social Outlook: Reimagining Economic Inclusion in Canada. The Social Outlook will be addressing the root causes of cyclical poverty and unemployment within Canada and how governments, institutions, and individuals can work together to forge a path toward real economic inclusion for all Canadians.

Feb. 22–24, 2022


Future Skills Summit: Driving action in Canada's skills ecosystem

Our nation’s labour market is undergoing massive change.

It’s being shaped by effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as unprecedented demographic shifts, economic changes and technological advances. To navigate these disruptions and foster the future prosperity of Canada, we must support the lifelong skills development of our workforce.

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) is honoured to host leaders and representatives from all across Canada to share what we’re collectively learning and to discuss innovative ideas to shape our future work environment.

Previous events

Nov. 25, 2021

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. ET

Measuring your success in engaging project stakeholders

Successful project management depends on how well you can engage your stakeholders during the process, from decision-making to outcome evaluation. On November 25 at 1pm ET, the Future Skills Centre, Magnet and Research Impact Canada are hosting a practical workshop on the essentials to stakeholder engagement.

Nov. 23, 2021


Workplace Resiliency: Skills to Thrive in a Changing Labour Market

Hear Tricia Williams, Director of Research, Evaluation and Knowledge Mobilization from Future Skills Centre, present Skills to Thrive in a Changing Labour Market. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how tough we really are, and the lengths we’re willing to go to keep our livelihood afloat.

Canadian Science Policy Conference

Join Future Skills Centre and project partners for two active discussions about what skills are needed to design and develop solutions for inclusive innovation and a green future. These sessions will explore sector trends, challenges and creative ideas from researchers, FSC funded innovation projects, and industry leaders. Participants will be provided the opportunity to ask reflective questions, and engage in discussion with panel members on proposed challenges and ideas.

Nov. 17, 2021

PANEL | 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Skills for Inclusive Innovation

What is Inclusive Innovation? And what skills are needed to ensure we design and develop solutions facing those with the greatest barriers in employment and education. In this session, participants will be provided the opportunity to understand what skills are needed for inclusive innovation by learning about diverse projects that are cultivating the space to test, disrupt and create new approaches for training and development.

Nov. 17, 2021

PANEL | 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Skills for a Green Future

What does a green future look like? What  skills will we need for green jobs? In this panel discussion with researchers, industry leaders and community builders, we will focus on understanding the skills needed to develop and transition to a low carbon economy and support the growth of rising sectors and emerging career pathways.

Nov. 16, 2021


Next wave of Labour Market Information in Canada

Advancements in data infrastructure, data scraping tools, and methodologies are creating new possibilities and have the potential to reshape how we share labour market information (LMI) insights. This panel conversation brings together front-line practitioners and researchers working on innovative initiatives to demystify and improve the access of LMI to Canadians.

Nov. 9, 2021


Skills for Growth: Strategies for Small and Medium Canadian Businesses

With small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accounting for almost 90% of all Canadians who work in the private sector, the need for solutions that address the current skills and labour shortages is imperative for recovery. Join us for a panel discussion exploring the challenges SMEs currently face from labour shortages, skills gaps, and pipelines to future talent needs.