The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada
Ryerson Universirty

October 12, 2016 14:00 ET

Media Advisory/Canada's Skills Challenge: The Economic Case for Improving Workplace Essential Skills

Event Partner: Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 12, 2016) - Panel discussion - The panel of experts will weigh in on how literacy and essential skills training is a viable solution to increase business bottom lines and improve the Canadian economy.

WHO: Panelists
The Right Hon. Paul Martin: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Founder of the Martin Family Initiative
Hassan Yussuff: President of the Canadian Labour Congress
Gillian Mason: President of ABC Life Literacy
WHAT: TORONTO, ON - The discussion will focus on the 40% of the Canadian workforce that does not have the essential skills they need to successfully perform the jobs they are currently doing and how this is effecting the Canadian economy. A look at how poor workplace essential skill levels are influencing Canada's productivity.
WHEN: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
11:15am: Registration begins
11:55am: Opening remarks begin
12:10pm: Panel discussion begins
1:30pm: Event concludes
WHERE: Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay Street, Toronto
Salons A & B

The Economic Club of Canada:

Each year, more than 100 key policy makers and business leaders seek out the Economic Club of Canada's platform to deliver major keynote addresses. Audience members are drawn from the most senior levels of Canadian business, health care and government. Membership is open to all who share a passion for discourse around the most important issues of today.

Contact Information

  • To confirm attendance or for more information
    about the event, please contact:
    Sophie LaPointe - The Economic Club of Canada
    O: 647.455.0708
    lapointe@economicclub.ca