• Essential Skills Ontario would like to thank each and every one of our partners, funders and supporters who have championed us over the past 27 years...   [  MORE  ]
  • After our two-year workforce development demonstration initiative, Elevate Canada: Raising the Grade for Food Processing, has come to an end, our final reports and curriculums are now available for download...   [  MORE  ]
  • PIAAC: A Map of Cognitive Skills in Ontario helps shed light on skills challenges faced by vulnerable and low-wage populations across the province...   [  MORE   ]
  • New report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative shows that rural, remote and small towns across Canada are facing serious challenges...   [  MORE  ]

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Essential Skills Ontario works to find the most innovative, efficient and effective training solutions to provide low-skilled adults with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. By conducting focused research and demonstration projects to inform policy and programming, Essential Skills Ontario delivers meaningful results to those who need it most.


Jun 11 2015

Over the past two years, Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), in collaboration with the Food Processing Human Resource Council (FPHRC) and various community service providers, have been working on an innovative workforce development demonstration initiative, Elevate Canada: Raising the Grade for Food Processing. Elevate has been helping bridge the gap between vulnerable adults looking for work and different sub-sectors of the food processing industry looking for workers.

Jun 5 2015

Wednesday, June 17 at 1:00PM ET, we invite you to join us for our webinar, Elevate: Final Learnings, where Chris Perrin, Program Developer at ESO, will provide an overview of the initiative, lessons learned and outcomes of the project.

May 19 2015

It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors of Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) announces the decision to close the organization, with active operations ceasing effective July 1, 2015. This decision follows changes in the federal government funding priorities away from work supporting adult literacy and essential skills programming across Canada.

May 4 2015

A new report released today shows that rural, remote and small towns across Canada are facing serious challenges. Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Rural Canada identifies significant issues in rural communities across the country, including aging populations and youth migration.

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