Thought Forum

Green Collar Jobs: The skills revolution Canada needs to reach Net Zero (E/SI)

April 29, 2024 15:00 - 17:00 Glen Rm 206View map

Join us to hear the latest research from the Conference Board of Canada, the Pembina Institute and ECO Canada on the green workforce needs of Canada and hear reflections from College and Institute presidents, students and industry on these trends. This will be followed by robust table conversations on the opportunities for our sector to fill these workforce needs.

Stream: Leading Sustainability

This stream will examine how colleges and institutes can expand their leadership role in contributing to the SDGs and ensuring sustainability across multiple sectors. Sessions will be guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to include areas like curriculum development, solutions-oriented approaches to applied research, and designing smart green campuses. Sessions will also look at strategies that colleges and institutes are implementing to deliver a just and green transition to a net zero future.


Heather McIntosh
Associate Director, Education & Skills | Conference Board of Canada
Kendall Anderson
Program Director, Equitable Transition | The Pembina Institute
Geni Peters
Director of Research | ECO Canada
Audrina Lim
Director, Carbon Transition | Chandos Construction

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