Dear ASI Community,

October is a big month for ASI! Today we launch an exciting new partnership with Future Skills Centre and the Resilience by Design Lab focusing on creating a roadmap for upskilling Canada’s workforce for climate action.  See below for details on the Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition project, including how you can get involved.

We’re also looking forward to the next transition leadership course, which starts Nov. 14th. And there’s only a few hours left to tell us what you need to have impact as a sustainability practitioner.  Read on to learn more. 

Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition Project

ASI is excited to announce the launch of a new research partnership with Future Skills Centre and the Resilience by Design Lab.

Through the Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition project we’ll work together to identify what’s needed for workforce upskilling and reskilling to support Canada’s climate transition plan. The outcome will be practical recommendations that Canadian employers, governments and learning institutions can use to implement and accelerate the transition to a workforce positioned for climate action.

With the right learning and training experiences, Canadian leaders will be able to innovate and solve problems to help us achieve a climate resilient future. To learn more about this new initiative, visit the project page.

Fall Transition Leadership Course

Concerned about the climate crisis? Grappling with transition challenges in your organization? Wanting to further your leadership practice to advance climate action? Join like-minded peers wrestling with these same questions in ASI’s next Introduction to Transition Leadership course.

Starting Nov. 14th this four-week course, offered in partnership with Royal Roads University, will explore leadership models for sustainability transitions and climate action. Visit here to learn more, including how to register.


What Do You Need to Have More Impact?

Sustainability Practitioners, we have a question for you!  That’s right, just one question – but it’s an important one (at least, we think so).

We want to know: what would help you have more impact in your work?  Between now and the end of day Oct. 20th join us on ThoughtExchange Platform to share your perspective. After you’ve shared your ‘thought’, you can rate the thoughts of others working in this space, and then review the live results. 

Partner Event: Skills for a Net-Zero Economy

The shift to a NetZero economy is happening. But how different will the transition to sustainability be for businesses, communities and regions across Canada? 

Join the Future Skills Centre for “Skills for a Net-Zero Economy”, a free in-person event held in Vancouver on October 25. Sustainability experts, employers, career service practitioners and government representatives will discuss some of the central implications to building a zero-emission economy that not only meets climate targets but strengthens Canada’s labour market to benefit all Canadians.

ASI will be there – will you? Register today to save your spot.



Kudos to…

…The inspiring  nominees and winners of the 2023 Clean50 individual awards, announced last week.

…Vancity for being recognized as the top financial institution globally for the Sustainable Banking Revenues Ranking.