Lily Akagbosu
New Hire Success Specialist, RnD Discovery, Shopify
2019 fellow
Intro
Impact Highlights

By the numbers

These numbers are the result measurement indicators tracked year over year. Metrics help us understand the demand for our programs and quantify the impact we’ve had on young Canadians.

Partnerships and representation are essential for sustainable systems-change work; this includes reaching a large number of post-secondaries that connect us to a diverse community of students and recent grads. The relationships we've built with employers catalyze impact by providing options to participants.

These are critical metrics across all VFC programs. You’ll see detailed breakdowns by the program throughout the report.

All percent changes in this report reference 2020 Impact Report Data ↑↓

+ 97%  
2.6
K
participants across all programs
+ 34.6%  
11.4
K
Training Courses across all programs
+ 21.9%  
8.3
K
Hours of Training completed
+ 79.5%  
1.2
K
Employer Partners
+ 110%  
200
Post-Secondary institution students or alumni participating in VFC programs
+ 52.81%  
$
9.2
M
Wage Subsidies distributed in WIL programs
+ 13.9
41.2
share of VFC program participants who identify as visible minority
52.9
share of VFC program participants who identify as female

Despite COVID-19 pandemic challenges, demand for our programs continues to increase. Our growing network of participants with diverse backgrounds is represented through our increased commitment to underserved communities, as defined by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC.)

To activate our impact in 2021, a focus on relationship building with partners like RBC, Women’s Economic Forum, MAIN Quebec, Enactus Canada, Tech Summit Black, and many others increased our capacity and ability to share our learnings.

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