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Thank You for making Amplify 2018 an Outstanding Success!

April 16, 2018 ~ Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Special Thank You to our Sponsors

What is Amplify?

Amplify is Ontario’s premier gathering of those challenging, disrupting, driving and shaping workforce development across the Province. This full day of inspiring and thought-provoking conversation attracts hundreds of government, industry and sector leaders, professionals, educators, funders and researchers. Together, we will explore new challenges and opportunities to advance workforce development in Ontario.

Transforming Workforce Development:
Leading a New Narrative

The labour market is changing, and so is the nature of work. Technological changes, an ageing workforce, skills gap, gig economy, and on-demand work are putting strains on the labour market and employment service providers. Workforce development has never been more crucial.

It’s time to transition from employment services to workforce development by leading a new narrative.

Deep and comprehensive change goes beyond providing direct services to individual job seekers. In our leadership roles, we must turn to how our organizations effectively support job seekers, employers and the existing workforce. Are we preparing people for employment, helping workers advance in their careers, and ensuring a skilled workforce exists to support local industry and the local economy over time?

Join us for this annual gathering of insightful thought leaders who are paving the way and challenging traditional means of service provision. We will be bringing experts from diverse fields and incorporating insights that are relevant to regional and national systems change efforts. Join the collective leadership in dynamic conversations discussing fundamental changes and meaningful ways to AMPLIFY workforce development.


Dynamic sessions featuring top Workforce Development thought-leaders and subject matter experts presenting sessions across key sector challenge tracks:

  • Building Sector Leadership
  • Relations and the Decent Work Movement
  • Sector Strategies for a Changing Economy
  • Metrics, Reporting, and Financial Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Workforce Planning and Talent Management

New Narratives Sponsor

30th Anniversary Conference Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor