Mission and vision


A more skilled, resilient and productive Ontario workforce through evidence-based research and cross-sector collaboration.


To provide a single, coordinated access point for bilingual research on evidence-based employment and training approaches for the Employment Ontario (EO) network and other partners through user-friendly, actionable information, tools, resources and training.


The Centre’s work and team are guided by the following core values:

We will carry out our work with uncompromising integrity, committing to the highest standards of conduct, and communicating honestly, clearly and in a timely manner.

We are committed to working with others; respecting their ideas, values and time; listening to, and incorporating, varying points of view.

We strive for excellence and continuous improvement; we challenge ourselves and our partners to continuously strengthen our collective thinking by gathering and incorporating the best thinking into our work.

We are accountable to the government, our partners, our community and each other. We will consistently implement ongoing cycles of planning, execution, evaluation and improvement to learn from both our successes and failures.

We are open and consultative in decision making. We will engage in collaborative work and ensure transparency in our practices.

We are committed to diversity in all staff and audiences including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making.

We strive to embrace a culture and an approach that stimulates opportunities for innovation.