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Wednesday, January 27 • 12:00 - 12:45
Essential Skills: Supporting Learning for All Canadians | Compétences essentielles : soutenir l'apprentissage pour tous les Canadiens

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Essential skills are the foundational and social-emotional skills needed to participate, adapt and thrive in learning, work and life. This panel discussion will delve into diverse perspectives and experiences of experts to increase awareness of ESDC’s skills framework and its relevance to all Canadians.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The essential skills framework and the importance of social-emotional skills.
  • How upskilling and reskilling supports Canada’s labour market.
  • Essential skills impacts on economic, social and health outcomes

Les compétences essentielles sont les compétences fondamentales et socio-émotionnelles nécessaires pour participer, s'adapter et s'épanouir dans l'apprentissage, le travail et la vie. Cette table ronde se penchera sur diverses perspectives et expériences d’experts afin de mieux connaitre le cadre des compétences d’EDSC et sa pertinence pour tous les Canadiens.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Le cadre des compétences essentielles et l’importance des compétences socioémotionnelles;
  • La façon dont le perfectionnement des compétences ou le recyclage soutient le marché du travail canadien;
  • Les incidences des compétences essentielles sur les résultats économiques, sociaux et sanitaires.

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for David Gyarmati

David Gyarmati

President and Chief Executive Officer | Président et directeur général, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) | Société de recherche sociale appliquée (SRSA)
David Gyarmati brings over 25 years of experience in policy research and evaluation including nearly two decades of pioneering work with SRDC in the design, implementation and evaluation of projects involving innovative programming to support Canadians.David Gyarmati possède plus... Read More →
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Randy Lindsay

CEO | Chef de la direction, Futureworx
Randy Lindsay is the Chief Executive Officer of Futureworx, a community-based organization that dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles to employment. He has worked extensively in the field, both at the front line and in his current role and sees the importance of addressing... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Pierre Giroux

Jean-Pierre Giroux

President | Président, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) Canada
JP Giroux has held positions of increasing responsibility with economic development, management consulting and industrial organizations throughout Canada. JP has devoted the past 20+ years towards developing workplace performance-based solutions for manufacturing sector.Jean-Pierre... Read More →
avatar for Annette Vermaeten (Moderator)

Annette Vermaeten (Moderator)

Director, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) | Directrice, Bureau de l’alphabétisation et des compétences essentielles (BACE), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) | Emploi et Développement social Canada (EDSC)
Annette Vermaeten has been the Director of the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills for the past two years. She is leading the renewal of the Essential Skills framework and has previously held several positions within ESDC including in service delivery, public pensions and on seniors... Read More →

Wednesday January 27, 2021 12:00 - 12:45 EST