Our Partners

TalentED YYC is a pilot project based out of Calgary Economic Development seeking to streamline Calgary’s student work placement experiences. The project has 10 partners who are collaborating to make it easier for employers to hire a student in their organization.

Project Champion

We proudly recognize Calgary Economic Development as the Project Champion of TalentED YYC. By providing administrative support, office space, technology services, and expert advice, they are ensuring that TalentED YYC can build Calgary’s talent pipeline.

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Calgary Economic Development is a conduit, connector, catalyst, and storyteller for the city of Calgary. Promoting Calgary as the location of choice for people, investment and business, our work is rooted in positioning Calgary for long-term economic success and shared prosperity for all.

Institution Partners

TalentED YYC is proud to partner with all seven post-secondary institutions in Calgary. By working together, we are finding innovative solutions, unexpected collaborations, and unique insights into how we can make it easier for employers to connect with student talent.

Alberta University of the Arts.
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Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers, and risk takers. Formerly Alberta College of Art and Design, AUArts is the only university on the Prairies dedicated to innovative and emerging art, craft, and design programs.

Ambrose University campus

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In addition to training leaders for ministry, Ambrose University offers accredited degrees in arts & science, education, and business. These disciplines are united by the quest for knowledge, wisdom, virtue, and service.

Bow Valley College campus in downtown Calgary.
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Calgary and region’s only Comprehensive Community College — with 14,000 full- and part-time students, Bow Valley College helps Open Doors – Open Minds to in-demand jobs in Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. Graduates contribute to the digital economy, careers in business, TV & film production, and serve on the frontlines of healthcare and social services.

Mount Royal University campus.

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Mount Royal is a tight-knit community of exceptional students, passionate professors and game-changing alumni. Innovative programs taught by passionate professors in small class sizes set the foundation for students to explore interests and confidently prepare for whatever comes next.

The University of Calgary campus.

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The University of Calgary offers students a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for success in life, as well as research that addresses society’s most persistent challenges. With 30,000+ students, 1800+ staff and 15 faculties, the University of Calgary brings teaching, learning and research to life.

Community Partners

Our community partners are integral to the TalentED YYC pilot project as they bring forward the employer voice and perspective in conversations about how to connect education to work experience.

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The high quality of life enjoyed in our communities is built on many of the programs, activities, and services run by more than 30,000 nonprofits and charities that make up Alberta’s nonprofit sector. CCVO (Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations) is a member-based charitable organization that supports these organizations through our sector research, advocacy, and informed convening and programming activities.

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The Calgary Chamber exists to help businesses reach their potential. As the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive and prosperous business community, the chamber builds strength and resilience among its members and positions Calgary as a magnet for talent, diversification and opportunity. As an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1891, we advocate for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors across the city.

Project Funders

TalentED YYC gratefully acknowledges the forward-thinking funders who are making TalentED YYC possible through their investment.

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The Alberta government is a key funder of TalentED YYC, providing crucial support that enables us to foster innovation, promote student success, and empower local businesses. The Alberta 2030 project outlines their commitment to providing students with more opportunities to learn hands-on from experts in their field and gain valuable work experience helps them launch their careers when they graduate.

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The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration.

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The Future Skills Centre is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market. They focus on strengthening Canada’s skills development ecosystem so that Canadians can look to a future of meaningful and relevant lifelong learning opportunities. 

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Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) is the department that diversifies the economy across the Canadian Prairies. PrairiesCan leads in building a strong, competitive Canadian economy by supporting business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.