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Competency Frameworks & Canada's Essential Skills: The New Currency of the 21st Century
With the accelerating pace of change, and particularly the disruption wrought by the pandemic, skills gaps between what employers want and the talent available may be increasing. At the same time barriers to diverse populations have been amplified. If skills are the new currency of the 21st century, we need to clarify the terms of exchange. Competency frameworks are critical to reducing friction in the skills and employment ecosystem by providing more clarity on how we define, assess, develop and utilize skills to better connect people with jobs and to support the upskilling and reskilling we need.

Join us on November 13 for the launch of Competency Frameworks & Canada’s Essential Skills, the next instalment of the Skills Next series of reports published in partnership with Diversity Institute, Future Skills and Public Policy Forum. Highlights from the research will be followed by an important panel discussion.


• Wendy Cukier, Founder of Ryerson’s Diversity Institute and Research Lead, Future Skills Centre
• Kyle Downie, CEO, SkillPlan
• David Gyarmati, President and CEO of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)
• Janet Lane, Director, Canada West Foundation Human Capital Centre
• Shamira Madhany, Managing Director-World Education Services Canada
• Scott Murray, President, DataAngel Policy Research Inc.
• Annette Vermaeten, Director of Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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