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Conversations to Connections: Insights and Perspectives from the Canadian Skills and Workforce Development Community

Are you interested in gaining insights and perspectives from professionals in the Canadian skills and workforce development sector?  The Future Skills Center and Research Impact Canada partnered on Conversations to Connections (C2C), an initiative that directly engaged with nearly 300 stakeholders across the Canadian skills and workforce development sector to better understand their successes, challenges, and learn about the resources and/or tools that would be beneficial in their day-to-day work.

Join us THURSDAY, MAY 11TH at 12 p.m. ET to hear what we heard, including:
– relevant highlights about priorities, challenges and gaps faced by professionals in across the sector
– regional-specific distinctions
– the types of network connections and resources valued by practitioners

The evidence-based approach used throughout the C2C initiative provides a current perspective on the state of the skills and workforce development sector in Canada.

Who should attend this webinar?

  • ​Employment and skills training providers
  • ​Management, practitioners and frontline staff
  • ​Skills and workforce development researchers
  • ​Practitioners in the workforce development sector or economic development field
  • ​Individuals interested in participating in the FSC community of practice

​There is no cost to register and participate in this webinar.

Closed captioning and French-English Interpretation will be available. 

If you have any questions, please email Meghan Realesmith at

​Kind regards,
Meghan Realesmith, Ph.D.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Research Impact Canada

  • Language: Bilingual


May 11 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 11 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  1. What an honest, relevant, and informative conversation about the challenges facing career development professionals around Canada.

    I found the data very impactful and the intersecting of career development professionals from various sectors led to a very constructive and informative conversation about the importance of increased access to funding and the development of solid partnerships among community members.

    I will be attending the next session on motivational interviewing!

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