Skills Council of Canada received $3,824,399 in funding from the Ontario Government for its "Breaking Down Barriers, Skills-to-Employment Collaborative Support Ecosystem Program", which supported close to 1000 people from equity deserving groups in developing skills and overcoming personal and professional barriers to gain employment and apprenticeships across Ontario. The program ran from March 30, 2022, to March 31, 2023, and aimed to address the fragmented skills ecosystem in Ontario through an integrated collaboration of partners and employers. The program provided a range of support to address the diverse needs and career ambitions of participants.
Skills Council of Canada has achieved financial sustainability through:
1. Developing revenue-generating activities (fee-based training/services).
2. Establishing strategic partnerships to access additional resources.
3. Diversifying funding sources.
4. Building a strong brand and reputation to attract more partners.
5. Implementing sound financial management practices.
6. Ensuring all core services are accessible and free for years to come.
Skills Council of Canada's sponsorship program empowers vulnerable communities and individuals in Canada by providing them with the training, support, and access to the resources they need to succeed in the workforce. Corporate sponsors have the opportunity to support this important cause and make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable people while receiving recognition, employee engagement opportunities, and exposure to a wide range of stakeholders.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world!"
- Mahatma Gandhi
Skills Council of Canada is an ideal partner for joint grant applications to federal, provincial, corporate, and sponsored funding opportunities related to skills development. With an extensive skills development ecosystem and resources that can support any applicant, Skills Council of Canada is well-equipped to assist in securing funding for skills development initiatives across a wide range of industries.
"“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
- African proverb