Building a community of practice to help future-proof Canadian workplaces

  • Communitech and a group of community partners have joined forces to help ensure Canadian workers, organizations and communities continue to succeed as technology transforms the workplace.
    The Waterloo Region Future of Work and Learning Coalition began informal conversations in January 2019 on what employers, employees, education and government can do to build a community of practice to help future-proof the workplace.
    Over the next year, the coalition will be hosting events to drive conversations on the future of work and launch pilot projects across Waterloo Region.
    We’ll also open-source our learnings and best practices within the community and share with other communities throughout Canada.
    We invite you to join the movement at an upcoming event and help us shape the future of working and learning in Waterloo Region.


Events and newsletter

The Future (of Work) is Now: Re-Learning in the Era of COVID-19 – Tuesday, June 16, 2020
April 23, 2020 newsletter – The importance of alumni networks and the Future of Work & Learning Peer2Peer
March 2020 newsletter – Community members share their experiences quickly making the move to work from home – plus tips for helping your team with remote work.
February 2020 newsletter – 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 newsletter – 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 newsletter – 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?




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Questions? Rachel Villemaire is happy to help.

Manager, Talent Programs & Future of Work | Email Rachel or call (519) 888-9944

Email Rachel
or call (519) 888-9944