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Toronto Sector Skills Academy 2018 Applications Now Open

To address the growing interest and need for sector-focused workforce development in Toronto, in 2016 the Metcalf Foundation established the Toronto Sector Skills Academy in partnership with the highly regarded Aspen Institute. This leadership program is the first of its kind in Canada. Participants in the Toronto Sector Skills Academy become Aspen Economic Opportunity Fellows and work with peers from a variety of organizations. Fellows attend three retreats and three workshops over a 10-month period. Led by experts drawn from across North America, participants engage in experiential learning with practical applications, acquire new skills to explore and enable sectoral workforce strategies. Partnerships are strengthened and networks broadened.

Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2018.

If you would like to arrange for one-on-one support in preparing your application, please contact sectorskills@metcalffoundation.com.

Webinar Information Session

A webinar on applying to the Toronto Sector Skills Academy was held on January 16, 2018. Click here to view a recording of the webinar. Presentation slides can also be accessed separately here.

What Participants Say

I’ve learned more here than in some of the degree programs that I have taken.
— Matias De Dovitiis, Duke Heights BIA
We learn from each other and that allows us to grow.
— Mike Hewitt, Quinte Economic Development Commission
It’s really important for policy makers and practitioners to be together.
— Najma Iqbal, Toronto Employment & Social Services
This is an opportunity for me to work with an incredible group of people to see if we can make a change.
— sipho kwaku, WoodGreen Community Services
The Toronto Sector Skills Academy has been hugely valuable to us.
— Rowena Power, North York Harvest Food Bank
Our first cohort had 23 members drawn from leadership roles in community, not-for-for profit, and government organizations. We captured their reflections in this short video. Watch Now
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