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FIELD NOTE | A Model for Workforce Development

Publications, Tools, Cities Reducing Poverty, Guides, Workforce Development

Workforce Development is about economic prosperity, but what makes this approach unique is that it focuses on people rather than businesses. It can typically be classified as place-based whereby strategies address the needs of people living in a particular area, or sector-based with strategies focusing on skills and matching those to employment in the region.

On a Community of Practice call for Municipal and Regional Government Representatives, we heard from Oxford County, a Cities Reducing Poverty member, about its model of workforce development. Oxford Workforce Development Partnership (OWDP) has been recognized as a best practice on the provincial level, with concepts being implemented across and beyond the economic region.

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Vibrant Communities supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through four learning networks: Ending Poverty, Deepening Community, Building Youth Futures and Climate Transitions. Our belief is that when we are effective in strengthening community capacity to engage citizens, lead collaboratively, deepen community and reduce poverty, our work contributes to the building of peace and more equitable society.

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