Colleges and Institutes Canada

Social finance in support of essential skills

Our groundbreaking Essential Skills Social Finance project moved forward this year as the government of Canada, private investors, and colleges and institutes achieved an important milestone in September 2016 to mobilize social financing to fund essential skills training for underemployed Canadians. Since then, three cohorts of unemployed Canadians have benefited from the pilot project and obtained essential skills training at Douglas College, Confederation College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Regrettably, one of the colleges involved, Collège Lionel-Groulx, had to withdraw from the project due to provincial regulations.

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