Bold Ideas for the Future of Work (May)

The Future of Work

Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau

 We want to invite you to participate in a year-long discussion on the Future of Work.


(Originally scheduled forMarch 20, this event will take place in early May)

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Whether it’s rapid technological change, the layoffs at GM in Oshawa or the downturn in the natural resource sector in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the depletion of jobs in rural Canada, the deep sense of uncertainty among people in many sectors and regions….the rapidly evolving economy and the changing nature of work is an important challenge facing Canadians and indeed much of the world. It needs close attention. It needs a critical review of current and past efforts. It needs new solutions.

 Future of Work: Here are some of the issues we are looking at:

  • Training for technological advancement – the skills of tomorrow
  • The effects of artificial intelligence on jobs
  • Identifying the new and future sectors and jobs
  • Strengthening manufacturing and other existing sectors
  • Employment uncertainty and the steady reduction in full time jobs
  • The growth of the gig economy – part-time and contract work
  • The role of start-ups and self-employment
  • The need for Entrepreneurship training for all
  • Outsourcing, Off-shoring and global production
  • The formal education system and life-long learning
  • Eliminating barriers, advancing equality and inclusive workforces
  • Creating opportunity for under-represented groups
  • Advancement for Indigenous Peoples
  • Recognizing international credentials and opportunities
  • Global education

The project kicks off on March 20, 2019, at a session that we are hosting in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and CPAC, our broadcast partner. The format will be a series of seven-minute speeches by speakers who bring different perspectives to the issue, followed by a panel discussion.

It is about having discussions in key regions of the country, research and writing of a series of focused reports on the main issues, including those listed above. Rather than more research the project builds on the research that exists, and focuses on bold but realistic recommendations for action.

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