Transformation of Employment and Training Services

Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ministry) has completed the competitive call for proposal process, which closed in July 2015. Twelve partner organizations, led by Ryerson University will lead the new Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (the Centre).

The Centre will be a leading edge centre for research excellence that drives innovative approaches in employment and training programming and service delivery across the province, based on solid evidence. The new Centre will:

  • research, pilot and evaluate projects that address Ontario’s most pressing labour market and workforce development opportunities and challenges;
  • engage extensively with key stakeholders including service providers, employers, umbrella groups and clients, to set strategic priorities;
  • build capacity and support an employment and training community of practice; and,
  • launch an accessible, bilingual website where it will highlight its resources and promising practices.

To ensure the Centre is equipped to respond to regional needs, it will maintain four regional hubs in Toronto, Thunder Bay, London, and Kingston/Gananoque, as well as a Francophone coordinating centre in Sudbury.

The Centre supports the vision of the Ministry for Ontario to have the most educated people and highly skilled workforce in the world.

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