• Career Ladders at One builds on the experience of Essential Skills Ontario and our partners in the first phase of our work at testing the implementation of career ladders in Ontario, as well as incorporates research on career ladder processes in other jurisdictions...   [  MORE   ]
  • ESO, along with our partners, are pleased to formally launch the Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communautés rurales du Canada initiative's website: strengtheningruralcanada.ca / renforcercommunautescanada.ca...   [  MORE  ]
  • New report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative shows that rural, remote and small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing serious challenges, including youth migration, and aging and declining populations....   [  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.


Feb 19 2015

A new report released today shows that rural, remote and small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing an uphill battle. Fewer & Older: The Coming Population and Demographic Challenges in Rural Newfoundland & Labrador, identifies significant issues in rural communities, including long-term population decline, aging populations and youth migration.

Feb 18 2015

Rural, remote and small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing serious challenges, including youth migration, and aging and declining populations. These challenges will only increase over the coming decade, affecting the well-being of these communities, and the province as a whole. Join Essential Skills Ontario, our partners and economist Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami on Wednesday, March 4th from 1:00-2:00PM ET (2:30 NL) for our webinar, Fewer & Older: The Coming Population and Demographic Challenges in Rural Newfoundland & Labrador.

Jan 21 2015

Essential Skills Ontario would like to invite you to complete this short survey to help us determine the challenges and challenges within Ontario’s training and employment field. This year’s survey focuses on issues related to vulnerable individuals as well as issues being faced by agencies across Ontario. Our hope is to compare these results to those of last year's survey. To take the survey please visit surveymonkey.com/s/RHNDZ7F

Jan 15 2015

Over the past few months, Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), in collaboration with various community service providers, have been working on developing and delivering an integrated employer-tailored curriculum using Alchemy Systems’ platform to train vulnerable adults in Ontario seeking employment in the food processing industry. For more information on the Elevate project, please register for our webinar ‘Elevate Canada: Early Learnings’, taking place Wednesday, February 4th at 1:00PM ET, where Chris Perrin, Program Developer at ESO, will provide an update on the project and lessons learned through the training of the first few cohorts.

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