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Future Skills Centre

Canadians need to prepare for a changing labour market. The Future Skills Centre—Centre des Compétences futures (FSC–CCF) will help them transition and adapt to new jobs. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program, the Future Skills Centre is a partnership between BlueprintToronto Metropolitan University, and The Conference Board of Canada.

As part of our commitment to the Future Skills Centre, the Conference Board will research future skills needs, lead knowledge mobilization and convening activities, and facilitate the exchange of ideas by developing a pan-Canadian stakeholder network.

Latest Research

Opportunity for All: Improving Workplace Experiences and Career Outcomes for Canadians With Disabilities

Education & Skills, Inclusion    September 11, 2023

People with disabilities often face barriers to employment and career progression. Only 59 per cent of Canadians with disabilities reported being employed in 2017, compared with 80 per cent of Canadians without disabilities.

Issue briefing  •  18-min read

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Toward a More Sustainable Future

Education & Skills    August 3, 2023

The Conference Board of Canada, on behalf of the Future Skills Centre, is studying how Canadian post-secondary institutions (PSIs) are preparing future graduates with the green skills that are needed for a more sustainable future.

Online experience  •  8-min read

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Can Social and Emotional Skills Be Taught? An Analysis of Adult Training Programs

Education & Skills    July 12, 2023

Post-secondary institutions have an important role in developing social and emotional skills (SES). SES include skills such as active listening, empathy, communication, collaboration, and resilience. These skills are in high demand by employers, despite the ongoing digitization in workplaces.

Issue briefing  •  20-min read

Listening to You

We recently heard from Canadians across the country on how the Future Skills Centre can best meet your region’s priorities.

Find out more about the top issues facing Canadians.

For details about our 2019 Regional Sounding Tour.

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In Partnership With

Toronto Metropolitan University
The Conference Board of Canada
Government of Canada