ASQ Ottawa Valley Section Participates in RBC & Invest Ottawa Youth Tech Employment in Ottawa Forum

ASQ Ottawa Valley Section Participates in RBC & Invest Ottawa Youth Tech Employment in Ottawa Forum

On September 20, I was proud to represent ASQ Ottawa Valley Section at the RBC & Invest Ottawa Youth Tech Employment in Ottawa Forum. This Forum brought together some 90 leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors  to look at ways to better support youth employment and skills development in Ottawa.

RBC’s Report, Humans Wanted: How Canadian Youth Can Thrive in the Age of Disruption, states that Canada is facing a quiet crisis.

“Job disruption is one of the most pressing problems facing Canada today. Young people will need to pivot between careers and across sectors even as job descriptions change.”

Strategies for a New World of Work, from the Expert Panel on  Youth Employment in Canada, explored the challenges Canadian Youth experience in finding and keeping meaningful employment.

A number of sources indicate that students and young professionals are missing out on opportunities for the experiential learning and  mentorship that they need to succeed in the coming skills economy.

The RBC/Invest Ottawa Forum report (reproduced below with permission from the organizers) provides suggestions on how to bring together resources to open up such opportunities. Ongoing experiential learning and Mentorship is key in quality practice, so this report will certainly be of interest to many of you.

All at the Forum agreed that we need a community to come together to help move the needle around youth employment issues. In response, United Way Ottawa, Ottawa Employment Hub and RBC will be co-chairing a new Leadership Table focused on partnering for success in youth employment initiatives.

If you, your organization or someone you know, is interested in learning more  please send an email to

Partnering for Success: Leadership Table
Neil McKinney from United Way

Ruth Stanley,
Chair ASQ Ottawa Valley Section
Read: RBC and Invest Ottawa Youth Tech Employment in Ottawa Forum Report
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Ruth Stanley is the current chair at ASQ Ottawa Valley Section. You can contact Ruth using our contact form.

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