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National Seniors Council launches consultations on Aging at Home

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canadians are living longer and healthier lives than previous generations and many want to live independently, in their homes they built, in the communities that support them, for as long as possible. Helping Canadians age closer to home and family by supporting access to home care is a priority for our government.

Investing in French-language skills training with Collège La Cité 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Today’s job market is ever-changing. Many workers are without the necessary skills to meet on-the-job demands and employers are struggling to find employees to fill vacancies. To ensure that Canadians get the skills they need to succeed in the workforce of today, the Government of Canada is investing in projects that will help Canadians improve their foundational and transferable skills so they can find and keep employment.

Minister Qualtrough to announce investments in skills training initiative 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will visit Collège La Cité to announce investments under the Skills for Success program, providing Canadians with the skills training needed for today’s workforce.

Minister Gould to make child care announcement in Saskatchewan

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Saskatchewan’s Minister of Education, Dustin Duncan, will be making an important announcement regarding affordable child care in Saskatchewan.

Minister Marci Ien announces supports for Black youth to overcome barriers to employment  

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Progress has been made in recent decades toward inclusivity in Canada, however, more needs to be done to help address discrimination in all aspects of our society – including in our job market. Black and Afro-descendant communities have made and continue to make countless contributions to Canada, both socially and economically. That’s why the Government of Canada is working to build a safer, more equitable and more inclusive Canada where everyone has a fair and equal chance to reach their full potential.

Backgrounder: Youth Employment and Skills Strategy

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a horizontal Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 12 federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Through YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. ESDC’s YESS program provides opportunities and supports, such as mentorship, access to computers and access to mental health supports, all aimed at helping youth facing barriers to enter the labour market.

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