Small Business: Too Big to Ignore

Oct 1, 2020 | Business, News, Small Business

Breaking the Skills and Digital Divide

FROM THE DIVERSITY INSTITUTE, OCT. 1, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities, and not-for-profit organizations in Ontario.

SMEs are the backbone of the Canadian economy, accounting for more than 90% of jobs in the private sector. Yet they face critical labour shortages, skill gaps and challenges related to access to broadband that threaten their competitiveness.

Join us on October 15 for the launch of our latest report in the Skills Next series, Small and Medium Size Employers (SMEs):  Skills Gaps and Future Skills,  a collaboration between the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Institute, Public Policy Forum and Future Skills Centre, followed by an exciting panel conversation to deep dive on some of these critical issues facing small business.

When: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020

Time: 11:40 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

Learn more or register!

The Skills Next series explores what is working in workplaces, universities, and the labour market – and where workers are falling through the gaps in our skills training system. The series is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program. 

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