Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity

Skills Ontario prioritizes creating equal opportunities for all youth through accessible and inclusive programs. We are committed to removing barriers and serving all Ontarians through opportunities to explore their career pathways. As an organization, we strive to build a diverse and inclusive skilled workforce.

Please contact Ashley at apszeniczny@skillsontario.com to inquire about accessibility and accommodations available.

Event Date Time (EST) Info & Registration

Skilled Trades & Tech Inclusivity Series
This series highlights underrepresented
groups in the skilled trades and tech.

Ongoing series Ongoing series Details

Skilled Trades & Tech
Rise Series

A virtual event series that educates
adolescent newcomers on skilled trade and
supports and pathways,
information on applying to
apprenticeships. Parents and guardians
are also encouraged to attend.

Every Wednesday
of April 2022

April 6th recording

April 13th recording

April 20th recording

April 27th recording

9:30 am - 11:30 am 



Persons With Exceptionalities Conference
This event is for youth in grades 7-12,
parents, guardians, support staff
and educators, to 
resources available for those

with exceptionalities.

December 2, 2021 9:30 am Details

Skilled Trades & Tech
Umoja Series

This conference is for Black youth and
families to learn about 
post-secondary pathways
leading to successful careers in 
skilled trades
and technologies industries.

February 2, 2022
(Grades 7 & 8)
with celebrity chef
Roger Mooking!

February 9, 2022
(Grades 9-12)
Watch the
recording here

February 10, 2022


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(for Feb 2 & 9)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(for Feb 10)

Program Flyer

February 2nd Flyer 

 February 9th Flyer

February 10th Flyer


Skills Ontario Urban Tech Workshop

The Urban Tech Workshop (UTECH) is an informative,
interactive and hands on virtual experience where
participants will be able to learn about Technology
careers and participate in virtual workshops.


June 1, 2022
9:30 am - 10:30 am (EST)


Tools for Success Workshops

This is a series of eight in-person events hosted across
the province to educate underrepresented people on
use of tools, skilled trade & technology careers and
in-demand careers specifically in the construction sector.
Events will be hosted during July and August and will be
workshop style lasting 2-2.5 hours. Each event/workshop
will reach 10 participants aged 18-30. Skills Ontario
DE&I initiatives aim to outreach to (but not limited to);
youth at risk, youth living in poverty, Indigenous youth,
Black youth, people of colour, newcomers,
or youth with exceptionalities.

TBC TBC Coming Soon