Our nation’s labour market is undergoing massive change.

It’s being shaped by effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as unprecedented demographic shifts, economic changes and technological advances. To navigate these disruptions and foster the future prosperity of Canada, we must support the lifelong skills development of our workforce.

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) is honoured to host leaders and representatives from all across Canada to share what we’re collectively learning and to discuss innovative ideas to shape our future work environment.

What to expect

The Future Skills Summit gathers leading experts in skills development across Canada, including policy makers, industry leaders, community representatives and skills training practitioners.

Discussions will zero in on finding relevant data and information, discovering new skills approaches, identifying systemic change enablers, and scaling best practices.

Foster dialogue, cultivate ideas, share innovations, and drive action

Through inspiring keynote presentations, engaging discussions, ActionLab workshops, and insightful feedback, you’ll be able to:

Build on skills development approaches that are already generating positive results

Find opportunities to network and collaborate with peers, business leaders, and policymakers

Identify areas within your organization that could benefit from new ways of thinking

Access hands-on tools to help drive skills development change in your workplace or community

Discussions will focus on:

  • Major labour market trends shaping the future of the skills ecosystem
  • Skills development challenges and opportunities impacting our economy and sectors
  • Data and future-focused insights from pilot projects across Canada
  • New skills training approaches and how to replicate them across Canadian businesses and institutions
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Featured speakers

Agenda

Please note: All agenda times are in Eastern Standard Time. See what time that is for you.

1:00 p.m.

Speakers:

Pedro Barata

Executive Director, Future Skills Centre

Susan Black

Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada

1:15 p.m.
Keynote

Session description coming soon.

Speakers:

Pedro Barata

CEO and President, Paramount Fine Foods

1:45 p.m.
Break
2:00 p.m.
Plenary
Responsive career pathways

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2:45 p.m.
Break
15 h
ActionLabs A—(please select one)
ActionLabs A1
ActionLabs A2
3:45 p.m.
Break
4:00 p.m.
Happy hour breakout

Session description coming soon.

Speakers:

Pedro Barata

CEO and President, Paramount Fine Foods

1:00 p.m.

Speakers:

Pedro Barata

Executive Director, Future Skills Centre

Susan Black

Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada

1:15 p.m.
Panel discussion
Skills in the age of digital disruption

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2:00 p.m.
Break
2:15 p.m.
ActionLabs B—(please select one)
ActionLabs B1
ActionLabs B2
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Fireside chat
The road to an inclusive economic recovery

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3:45 p.m.
Break
4:00 p.m.
Entertainment
1:00 p.m.

Speakers:

Pedro Barata

Executive Director, Future Skills Centre

Susan Black

Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada

1:15 p.m.
ActionLabs C—(please select one)
ActionLabs C1
ActionLabs C2
2:00 p.m.
Break
2:15 p.m.
Plenary
Achieving an environmentally sustainable labour market

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3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Fireside chat
The next wave of LMI

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3:45 p.m.
Break
4:00 p.m.
Leadership panel
What’s next and what’s needed to create a future-ready workforce

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4:45 p.m.
Wrap up and closing remarks

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About The Future Skills Centre

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success. We believe Canadians should feel confident about the skills they have to succeed in a changing workforce. As a pan-Canadian community, we are collaborating to rigorously identify, test, measure, and share innovative approaches to assessing and developing the skills Canadians need to thrive in the days and years ahead.

The Future Skills Centre was founded by a consortium whose members are Ryerson University, Blueprint, and The Conference Board of Canada, and is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program.

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In partnership with:

Ryerson University
The Conference Board of Canada
Blueprint
Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program

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