Regional Sounding Tour

Starting October 2019

On behalf of the Future Skills Centre, The Conference Board of Canada is facilitating the Regional Sounding Tour, which aims to bring together Canadians who are actively engaged in the country’s skills and training community, as well as individuals interested in learning more about skills development and the future of work. These events will be rolled out across the country, in communities in every province and territory. 

Each event will include a brief introduction to the Future Skills Centre’s mandate and objectives, with updates on its operations and activities. This will be followed by the facilitation of small group discussions with participants to discuss their thoughts and ideas about how the Future Skills Centre can best support their region today for workforce opportunities of the future. 

The purpose of the Regional Sounding Tour is to:

  • Build awareness of the Future Skills Centre mission among skills stakeholders;
  • Expand regional networks of skills stakeholders and partners; and
  • Inform the Future Skills Centre’s research plan and investment strategy. 

Tour Dates and Locations:

  • October 27, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia: Register
  • November 4, 2020 – Montreal, Quebec: Register
  • March 11, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut: Report-Back
  • March 6, 2020 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories: Report-Back
  • March 4, 2020 – Whitehorse, Yukon: Report-Back
  • February 27, 2020 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Report-Back
  • February 12, 2020 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Report-Back
  • January 30, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • November 20 2019 – Moncton, New Brunswick: Report-Back
  • November 14 2019 – Sudbury, Ontario: Report-Back
  • November 4 2019 – The Pas and Winnipeg, Manitoba: Report-Back
  • November 12, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
  • November 22, 2019 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Report-Back
  • October 31, 2019 – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador: Report-Back
  • October 30, 2019 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador: Report-Back

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.