Human Capital

Responding to the priority issues of our member organizations, we added human capital to our strategic areas of focus for 2013-15. Human capital is usually seen as a resource contributing to economic growth, driven by a skilled workforce. It also ensures resilience in times of economic uncertainty and social change. For our purposes, it includes a number of key policy areas, such as: labour markets, education and training, demographic changes, immigration, aboriginal participation in the workforce and the search for talent. These are now among the most important challenges facing both governments and businesses.

Building our country’s human capital for the next generation is a top policy priority for Canada. The Forum is responding by using its convening power to help address a number of these challenges and advance innovation across the country.

We are using human capital as a lens on our planned and prospective projects below.