Skills for Success Program

The objective of this Call for Proposals under the Skills for Success (SFS) program is to fund organizations that will help Canadians at all skill levels improve their foundational and transferable skills to better prepare for, get and keep a job, and adapt and succeed at work.

Projects funded under this Call for Proposals will allow the SFS Program to:

  • respond to current skills and labour market issues; and
  • enable the broad adoption and uptake of the Skills for Success Model

Please note that there are 2 funding streams under this Call for Proposals

  • the Training and Tools Stream, and
  • the Research and Innovation Stream

This funding page outlines the eligibility requirements only for the Research and Innovation Stream.

Under the Research and Innovation Stream of this Call for Proposals, projects that will be funded must focus on:

  • conducting research to support the skills development of adults

Note: For this Call for Proposals, eligible organizations can submit only 1 application per stream under a single CRA business registration number.

Eligible organizations under the Research and Innovation Stream can apply for funding of up to $7.5 million per project.

All projects under the Research and Innovation Stream must end by March 31, 2024.

 

Objective

The objective of the Research and Innovation Stream of this Call for Proposals under the Skills for Success Program is to fund projects that:

  • Support research and innovative projects to identify better ways of helping persons prepare for, return to or keep employment and be productive participants in the labour force

 

Eligibility

To apply, you must meet all the following eligibility criteria.

Eligible applicants

Your organization must be 1 of the following:

  • Not-for-profit organization
  • For-profit organization (provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives)
  • Labour union
  • Research organization, Think tank, Academic Institution
  • Indigenous organization including:
    1. band council
    2. tribal council
    3. self-government entity
  • Provincial and territorial government, institution, agency and Crown Corporation

Eligible projects

Your project must meet all of the following criteria:

  • duration of the project must not exceed March 31, 2024
  • scope of the project must be either national in scope or regional in scope:
    1. National in scope, meaning the research will address a labour market issue that is present in multiple jurisdictions (province/territory), including online
    2. Regional in scope, meaning that the research will address a labour market issue that is present in one jurisdiction (province/territory) and has the potential to address the same or similar skills and labour market issues in other parts of the country
  • request no more than $7.5 million per project
  • focus on supporting research and innovative projects to identify better ways of helping persons prepare for:
    • return to or keep employment, and
    • be productive participants in the labour force
  • enable the broad adoption and uptake of the Skills for Success Model by including a dissemination strategy to share project results with organizations and employers

 

Application period

You can apply between January 26, 2022 and March 9, 2022 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Funding decisions will be made by late Fall 2022.

 

More information can be found on the official funding page.

 

This is a limited submission opportunity. A group from SFU is already working on a proposal for the Research and Innovation Stream. If you are interested or would like more information, please get in touch with isa@sfu.ca by February 18, 2022.

Upcoming Deadlines

External
Internal
March 09, 2023March 09, 2023 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Skills for Success Program The objective of this Call for Proposals under the Skills for Success (SFS) program is to fund organizations that will help Canadians at all skill levels improve their foundational and transferable skills to better prepare for, get and keep a job, and adapt and succeed at work. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.
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