Future Skills CoP

In 2019, Research Impact Canada was brought on to support knowledge mobilization for the Future Skills Centre and to help foster a network of innovative partners in the skills and workforce development sector. As part of this partnership we are helping to support a Community of Practice focused on skills and training development.  We bring together a pan-Canadian community to encourage the adoption of effective workplace and learning practices across the skills development and training sector.

The Future Skills Community of Practice

Connecting a community of people who are helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market.

The term ‘Community of Practice’ refers to a community of people who share a common interest, have similar goals, and who come together to learn, share, and achieve individual and group objectives. As the world of work rapidly changes, many organizations across the country are working on improving skills development and training services to help Canadians transition.

The Future Skills Community of Practice is an active and growing network of 1400+ stakeholders in the skills development and training ecosystem who are working to help Canadians recognize the skills they need and how to get them. We invite researchers, non-governmental organizations, training services providers, and anyone interested in the future of work to join. 


The Community of Practice allows participants to connect with others, access tools and resources, and advance their learning. Activities can take place in-person or online.

As part of the CoP, Research Impact Canada is co-organizing offerings in the following areas:


Ignite Series: Agriculture – Online Event

​Get ready to ignite your passion for Agriculture at Ignite Agriculture, the ultimate event bringing together organizations from across Canada’s Agricultural sector!  This dynamic platform…

Changing Lives, Building Careers: Motivational Interviewing in Workforce Development

A Professional Development Toolbox Series Webinar On Friday, June 2, 2023, you are invited to participate in the Professional Development Toolbox Series webinar entitled “Changing Lives,…

Connected Communities Speed Networking Event — In Person at C2U Expo

​ In Person Speed Networking Event at C2U Expo — June 6th, 2023 from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Join us at the Connected Communities Speed…

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