RBC Future Launch: Taking Learning Virtual During
As our communities, workplaces and the global RBC family adapt to the exceptional circumstances presented by COVID-19, technology has enabled RBC Future Launch to do doing the same. As part of RBC’s collective commitment to helping young people prepare for the future of work, Future Launch has created a new webpage dedicated to virtual programming – RBC Future Launch at Home.
Our brand new virtual programs webpage features a variety of online tools, resources and programs that are immediately available to Canadian youth, and are accessible from the comfort of your couch.
“So much of the programming we support through RBC Future Launch is built on bringing people together – to share stories, ideas and to learn from one another,” says Mark Beckles, Senior Director, Youth Strategy & Innovation, RBC. “In our current reality, doing this in a physical setting quickly became impossible, but our partners have eagerly adapted to this new normal with virtual programming and resources. We’re all inspired to keep supporting young people through these challenging times.”
The page features a combination of signature programs from some of our longstanding partners, a number of brand new opportunities, and various tools and resources that RBC has developed specifically for young people. From coding lessons, to networking opportunities, to skills challenges, this page includes workshops, online learning modules and virtual support services from a wide range of topics. We will continue to update the page with additional resources as they are made available, so encourage you to check back on a regular basis.
Examples of available programs and resources include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Mental health and well-being: Kids Help Phone, Jack.org, WE Well-being COVID-19 toolkit (WE Charity), Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 (University of Toronto)
- Job readiness: Ten Thousand Coffees, YouthConnect (CivicAction Leadership Foundation), Junior Achievement Canada
- Skills: McGill Personal Finance Essentials, Resilience Workshops by Sarah Wells (Believe Initiative), #SkillsAtHome Challenge Series (Skills Ontario)
- Online learning: TVO ILC, TVO Mathify, TVO in the Classroom, Junior Achievement of B
- STEM: Coders North, Exploring 4-H At Home (Saskatchewan 4-H Council), The Knowledge Society
It goes without saying that these virtual resources would not be possible without the ingenuity of our partners. As we all adapt and pivot to work and collaborate differently, we thank them for their contributions during an exceptional time.