Centre for Workforce Development
Making sure you get the most out of your business
At the Centre for Workforce Development (CFWD), we understand the daily struggles that our local employers face in retaining and growing their workforce. We work in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development and community organizations to develop solutions to your workforce issues.
In 2019/20, we are working on some unique research pieces that we hope will help establish a number of new strategies to address particular gaps in the local labour force. Leading the research across Eastern Ontario into the low participation rate in the labour force has been enlightening. Although we still are gathering input from organizations as well as those not participating in the labour force, the preliminary data is pointing to issues we did not expect. Watch our website for update and forum announcements in January 2020.
Developing a better understanding of the in-demand skilled trades locally in an initiative taking place across all of Ontario. A report back to the Ontario Government will occur in January 2020 along with q public release of the information gathered.
Health Care occupations is a growing labour concern across the Board catchment area. Watch for your opportunity to have your input to this industry’s gaps and opportunities coming out in late December 2019 and early January 2020.
Some current reports we have available include the Regional HR Strategy: the 2019 “Gauging the Labour Force Pulse”, an update the three-year strategic Local Labour Market Plan. Also available in French Prendre le pouls de la main-d’œuvre; the 2019 EmployerOne Survey Report, which speaks to what local employers are saying about the labour force. Also also available in French Le sondage EmployerOne Survey 2019
Gauging the Labour Force Pulse
“If you want to go fast, you go alone. If you want to go far, you go together”. This African proverb is often quote…
In-Demand Skilled Trades
There is heightened public discussion about the growing demand for skilled tradespeople in Ontario, as well as gaps bet…
Examining Labour Force Participation in Eastern Region
The Centre for Workforce Development (CFWD) has been awarded funding under the Ontario Labour Market Partnership progra…