As the needs of the adults evolve in response to changes in technology and our world, Essential Skills Ontario adapts its research to respond to and plan for forces shaping the skills needs of adults in the province.

Ideas, key research and policy priorities are generated through the examination of a variety of sources, including both federal and provincial government agendas, information and data from the literacy and essential skills field in Ontario, what is happening in other jurisdictions (across Canada and internationally), labour market information, insights from our members and partners and our own research.