Announcement, CCEDNet

Launch of Community Action for Workforce Development

August 29, 2023

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network has embarked on a new project called “Community Action for Workforce Development,” an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Community Workforce Development Program. 

This project seeks to pilot intersectional, community-led workforce planning models in three rural communities across Canada that support economic diversification strategies that take action on climate change and contribute to clean growth. These communities are Arnprior (ON), Slave Lake (AB) and Golden (BC). 

In each community, the process engages small and medium enterprises from a range of industries and sectors as well as relevant community-based organisations and public agencies in community workforce planning, training and work placements in order to provide upskilling and reskilling training, wrap-around supports and work placements. 

CCEDNet is working with the following project partners: 

  • Factor 5 Group (Factor 5): Factor 5 is leading direct community engagement and is the point of contact for municipal and business partners who wish to be involved in the project.
  • Community Data Program (CDP): CDP is preparing a rural community workforce development data portal for all municipalities across Canada to provide secondary data that can support these communities in developing their own workforce development plans and enacting a similar project. 

Please click here to learn more about the project and ways to get involved!