Areas of focus include:
Diversity and Inclusion
Workplace practices and policies that foster inclusiveness, respect for diversity, freedom from racial bias and opportunities for development and career advancement for under-represented groups.
Improving labour force participation of Indigenous peoples and advancing their economic opportunities through fostering Indigenous-owned businesses, joint ventures and other partnership mechanisms
Labour Force Development
Providing career opportunities for young Canadians, investing in employee learning and development, and supporting an increase to immigration flows to ensure Canada has the labour force it requires. Mentoring and investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups and facilitating the sharing of innovative ideas and practices.
Health and Well-being
Improving the mental and physical health of Canadian workers and their families.
Labour shortages present a significant obstacle to current and future growth in Canada explain Jean-François Perrault and Robert Asselin in their latest thought leadership for Scotiabank Economics.
In a Globe and Mail op-ed, Dave McCann believes that for Canada to compete globally, it must invest in a workforce with the skills needed to build a digital economy.