Future of Work

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…


The Future Is Social and Emotional 

Demand for skilled employees is not new, but the skills considered “in demand” have evolved. While developing skills is a life long endeavour, the skills that Canadians learn through post-secondary training are key to workplace success. But demand for social and emotional skills (SES) is growing. Are we doing enough to prepare Canadians for the evolving workplace?

December 11, 2019 | Blog

Defining the future of work is a complex and multifaceted task. Much of the existing research looks at the tasks that employers will automate, the workers they will displace, and the skills needed to complete said tasks.

Top 4 drivers of Workplace Inclusion

A change in attitude (and evidence) is brewing. Organizations are starting to realize that building a diverse and inclusive workplace is no longer a nice to have – it’s a critical business imperative.

Nancy Norton, August 12, 2019 | Report

Acting on the Cannabis Act: Workplace policy approaches to Cannabis

More than a year after receiving royal assent, the ripple effects of the Cannabis Act are still being felt. With the world watching, and without clear direction, Canadian businesses are leading the way forward by taking an active approach to managing the implications of cannabis on the workplace.

Nancy Norton, August 12, 2019 | Report

Metrics for innovation leaders: Using metrics to drive better outcomes

CEOs see not having a framework to measure innovation as an important obstacle to future innovation. But how exactly do you measure innovation?

CBoC, May 10, 2019 | Report

Building skills connections series: key Alberta sectors

Albertan employers face a variety of challenges in recruiting & developing workers from labour supply issues to concerns about employable skills.

CBoC, May, 2019 | Blog

Business Schools: Social & Emotional Skills

Employers are demanding social and emotional skills but finding them to be in short supply among new hires. Canada’s business schools need to find ways to bring human skills training into the classroom

Matthew McKean, December 5, 2018 | Blog

Employability Skills

Certain skills are fundamental, no matter your industry or role. Being aware of and practicing these skills is key to unlocking opportunities.


Building a Culture of Collaboration

Many organizations are changing their environments in an effort to spur more collaboration between employees, yet few of these organizations can be sure they are achieving this goal.

Jane Cooper, March 20, 2019 | Report

Driving Digital Transformation

The digital leader’s role is to develop the organization’s digital strategy and oversee its execution; where this leader should be positioned within the organization sparks strong debate.

Mary Young & Sherlin Nair, February 24, 2019 | Report