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The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region.

Welcome to the Durham Workforce Authority

Systems Change Summit

Two years ago, the Metcalf Foundation announced the Toronto Sector Skills Academy (TSSA), a learning and leadership program for senior professionals who advance sector-based workforce development policy, services and training in the Toronto region. The Academy enabled peers from a variety of organizations to learn from experts, strengthen partnerships, engage in experiential learning with practical applications and acquire new skills to explore, catalyze, and enable sector workforce strategies.

In partnership with the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI), the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) will host a free community information half day learning event focused on sector-based approaches to workforce development policy from local practitioners who are engaging in sector-based approaches and systems change.

This free event takes place on February 28th, 2019 in the Regal Room at Whitby’s Centennial Building beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, please see the PDF flyer and to register, visit: https://dwasystemschange.eventbrite.ca.

Research Methods Event

There is an ever increasingly responsibility for communities to improve the ethical standards of research and practice within their sectors and over-site bodies may require evidence that research projects have secured formal ethical clearance before agreeing to support future initiatives.  This free community presentation will help support you in this effort.  Join us!

Taking place March 12th, 2019 at the Oshawa Golf Club beginning at 9:00 a.m., registration is available through this link: https://dwaresearchmethods.eventbrite.ca


Join us ! Data Walk & Kitchen Table Conversation

Join community stakeholders, residents, researchers, program administrators, local government officials, service providers, and job seekers to engage in dialogue around research findings about our community.

The DWA values dissemination of our labour market information (LMI), this event will inform, engage, empower community members to gain a level of comfort in the local LMI data and build the capacity of individuals who may not read and interpret data, apply it to real life, and assess and discuss how the data align with their personal experience.

This free event will take place on March 28th, 2019 at the Tribute Communities Centre, and begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please see the PDF flyer and to register, visit: https://dwadatawalk.eventbrite.ca

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