Building a community of practice to help future-proof Canadian workplaces
Our workplaces are changing. Communitech has joined forces with a group of community partners to help ensure Canadian workers, companies and communities continue to succeed through this evolution.
The Waterloo Region Future of Work & Learning Coalition began as an informal conversation in 2019. Today, we are a community of employers, employees, academia and government dedicated to future proofing our workplace.
The coalition hosts events to drive conversations around the future of work and launch pilot projects across the region.
We're leading the way (and sharing what we learn)
Through our work, we will provide open-source learning and best practices to share with other Canadian communities. After all, we're in it together.
We invite you to join the movement at an upcoming event and help us shape the future of working and learning in Waterloo Region.
COVID Won't Be Enough to Reach the Future
July 9, 2020 - Free - Virtual event
June 15, 2020 - Are we ready for the Future of Work & Learning?
May 28, 2020 – The Future (of work) is now and a look at how Vidyard is keeping their culture going
May 11, 2020 – Adapting for the future of work and learning
April 23, 2020 – The importance of alumni networks and the Future of Work & Learning Peer2Peer March 2020 – Community members share their experiences quickly making the move to work from home – plus tips for helping your team with remote work.
February 2020 – How can universities and colleges help your career pivot or get your next role? Find out how Wilfrid Laurier University is approaching that – plus stories on why talented people don’t use their strengths and more.
January 2020 – We’re following a Wilfrid Laurier University employee for a year as she splits her time on a secondment with Communitech, Positioning Waterloo Region for the Future of Work and Why mid-life could be the best time to change careers.
December 2019 – Changing nature of work poses collective challenge, Do you know Gen-Z and What does the future of work and learning mean for communities across Canada?
News, podcasts and more
Food. Shelter. Wifi. Slack. – March 31, 2020
Lower wages and fewer full-time hours for men in Waterloo Region linked to manufacturing decline – January 30, 2020
What Future Of Work means for Canadian Communities – December 13, 2019
Waterloo Region coalition working to help future-proof the workforce – November 27,2019
Communitech and Waterloo Region Organizations Form Future of Work and Learning Coalition – November 27, 2019
Changing nature of work poses collective challenge – November 20, 2019
Building an amazing employee experience for the future of work and learning – October 22, 2019
Retooling our notions of work as tech reshapes the future – June 25, 2019
Equipping employees for the jobs of tomorrow – April 15, 2019
‘Adaptive resilience’ key to managing workplace change – February 26, 2019
A master’s every 10 years: how workers will adapt to change – January 29, 2019
Getting Waterloo Region ready for the future of work and learning – September 20, 2019
Community builder partners