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Investing in Canada’s greatest asset–our people

What is the Future Skills Centre?

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) will help Canadians prepare for, transition and adapt to new jobs and a changing labour market. Funded by the Government of Canada's Future Skills Program, the Future Skills Centre is a partnership between Ryerson University, Conference Board of Canada and Blueprint ADE.

As part of our commitment to the FSC, the Conference Board will conduct research on future skills needs, lead knowledge mobilization and convening activities, and help to facilitate the exchange of ideas through the development of a pan-Canadian stakeholder network.

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Why participate?

  • You will be joining a pan-Canadian stakeholder network focused on the future of work
  • Your input will help us select and fund the right projects
  • You can help us engage urban, rural and remote communities for a better economic future
  • Be in the know as we disseminate knowledge and engage the workforce
  • Take part in the creation of a labour market data platform

Who should participate?

Anyone who has an interest in the future of work in Canada. This includes:

  • Youth and adult learners
  • Educators and trainers
  • Businesses
  • Governments
  • Non-profits
  • Indigenous
  • Immigrant serving organizations
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A cross-Canada dialogue with Canadians

Participate in the Regional Sounding Tour to share your perspective on how the Future Skills Centre can best meet the priorities of your region.

The Conference Board of Canada—in partnership with Blueprint and Ryerson University—is organizing the first series of strategic roundtable events from the Future Skills Centre—Centre des Compétences futures (FSC-CCF)’s first series of strategic roundtable events: The Regional Sounding Tour. We want to identify the skills that will be needed tomorrow, and we need your perspective for that. The Tour includes events across the country to listen to Canadians who are engaged or interested in the skills and training community.

  • Learn about the Future Skills Centre's mandate and objectives, with updates on its operations and activities.
  • Participate in small group conversations to discuss your thoughts and ideas about how the Future Skills Centre can best support your region today for workforce opportunities of the future.

Regional Sounding Tour

We want to identify the skills that will be needed tomorrow, and we need your perspective for that. The Tour includes events across the country to listen to Canadians who are engaged or interested in the skills and training community. How can the Future Skills Centre best meet the diverse skills needs of your region? Your contributions will help us account for your region’s priorities in our research and innovation strategies.

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