Knowledge Mobilization Strategy

The Future Skills Centre is committed to ensuring that our work is accessible to all Canadians, and that knowledge is available in the right form, at the right place, at the right time.

Too often, evidence from researchers and practitioners is published only in scholarly and professional literature, and is therefore not accessible and available to the majority of the population. A key function of knowledge mobilization is to connect evidence-producers to evidence-users through engagement and dissemination.

Successful dissemination is informed by engagement with various stakeholder groups, so that specific messages are tailored to different audiences. The Future Skills Centre is committed to learning about existing and innovative formats and channels for knowledge sharing to ensure that the information we are disseminating is meaningful and accessible for all stakeholder groups, communities, sectors, and populations.

The Conference Board of Canada and Research Impact Canada (RIC) are undertaking a coordinated (national/provincial/territorial) approach to stakeholder engagement, knowledge sharing, and impact assessment underpinned by a network of sector-specific and regional knowledge brokers.

To mobilize knowledge, we will:

  • Foster relationships with partners, stakeholders, and all actors of the skills development ecosystem;
  • Regularly exchange information with stakeholders;
  • Develop technical and plain language reports;
  • Build the capacity of the skills sector to mobilize knowledge by training stakeholders and providing online tools;
  • Disseminate information widely via events and diverse communications vehicles; and
  • Develop and maintain a searchable project database/open platform.

Engagement activities

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Celebrating Year One of the Future Skills Centre

In our first year, we’ve collaborated with many partners to lay a strong foundation for our mission to help Canadians gain the skills they need — today and into the future — to thrive in a changing workforce. See what we’ve accomplished so far!
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Jordan Zenhenko, a 4th year mechanical engineering student at Ontario Tech University, is an InSTEM Instructor for Actua.
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The Future of Work in Canada – What we need to know about our ecosystem

Public, policymakers can now access the first set of Skills Next reports on key issues shaping the future of work and skills in Canada Toronto, […]
Teaching the Class About Renewable Energy

There’s a revolution happening in skilled tradesexternal link icon

The revolution is being sparked by automation, low-carbon economies, digitization, and other emerging work trends. These new technologies need skills that are not usually at the core of a trade school education.
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Program helps displaced oil & gas professionals transition to techexternal link icon

Oil and gas industry professionals who have been displaced mid-career can now apply to access no-cost training for in-demand tech jobs with the first cohort in the EDGE UP digital upskilling program, beginning in February 2020.
2019 Advisory Board

The Future Skills Centre Announces new Advisory Board

Leaders from key social and economic sectors–headed by new Board Chair Jenny Poulos from RBC–will identify solutions to help Canadians gain and adapt skills needed in a fast-changing economy.
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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.