As a not-for-profit organization committed to empowering youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, Skills Ontario relies on the support of its partners and can continue to deliver programs to young Ontarians thanks to this support.
During the 2022-2023 fiscal year, Skills Ontario saw more than 15,000 participants in both the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program and the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Initiatives through in-person and virtual events.
“Since partnering with Enbridge Gas, Skills Ontario has been able to expand our programming for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, and our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Initiatives,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario. “Diversity, equity, and representation are top priorities for Skills Ontario. We are looking forward to continuing to work with communities across Ontario to ensure that we are providing equal opportunities for all youth and building a diverse and robust skilled workforce.”
“Enbridge Gas is very pleased to continue our support of Skills Ontario as a sponsor of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program and the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Initiatives,” said Dean Dalpe, VP, Distribution Operations Services & Governance, Enbridge Gas. “Through our own DE&I goals, we continue to strengthen our commitment to increasing diversity representation in our workplaces, and hope that by demonstrating inclusion in action, underrepresented youth in Ontario will feel valued for their perspective, empowered to share their voice and confident to grow their career in any industry they choose.”
Through experiential learning, mentorship, and networking opportunities, Skills Ontario has reached thousands of youth with an aim to inspire them to explore career paths they may have never considered before or might have even been discouraged from considering. Initiatives include conferences and workshops for (but not limited to) Black youth, Indigenous youth, People of Colour, Newcomers, youth at risk, and people with exceptionalities. To learn more about these programs, visit www.skillsontario.com