Future Skills Centre Community of Practice: Focus Groups

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) has launched their new virtual Community of Practice, a virtual space meant to support collaborative learning and enable the exchange of knowledge. It is a free and open platform intended for practitioners in the skills-training ecosystem (including researchers, NGOS, and employment and training service providers) to mobilize ideas and develop a peer-to-peer support system.

The FSC is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market. Canadians are presently facing growing challenges in their journey to employment, including a lack of information and difficulty accessing support. The new Community of Practice will allow members to access training, resources, and news (all available online) and engage with others in the industry from around the country. The online community is powered by Magnet, a digital social innovation platform hosted by Ryerson University.

Have Your Say!

The Harris Centre has been engaged to help assess and promote the Community of Practice in academic research institutions across the country.

They will be holding focus groups in January and February 2021 in order to determine how the Community of Practice can best meet the needs of researchers.

If you are interested in taking part in one of these focus groups, please click one of the links below (organized by date) to submit an application!  

There will be a thank-you gift for participants and spaces are limited.

January 27th, 2021, Wednesday, 2PM NST

February 24th, Wednesday, 2PM NST

Can't Attend but Want to Provide Feedback?

We understand not everyone is able to dedicate their time to participate in a Focus Group, but we would still love to hear from you. We have constructed a short survey for interested participants to fill out.

Click here to access the survey.

The above link is annonymous: no identification is required and your responses will all be anonymous.

You can watch a video demo of the Community of Practice here:


Please note that these focus groups are only available in English; plans for a Focus Group en Francais are currently underway--check back soon for updates!

Souhaitez-vous participer en français? Email mandys@mun.ca

To speak with someone at the Harris Centre about taking part in a focus group, email Mandy S. at mandys@mun.ca or Mandy R. at mandy.rowsell@mun.ca


The Harris Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000