ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT
In 2021, NPower Canada embraced a new reality, adapting to a virtual work environment and our increasingly digitally enabled society. After a couple of years of contending with uncertainty, 2022 gave us the opportunity to put into practice everything we had learned and incorporate changes to our program and organization to make 2022 our best year yet.
While 2020 was all about quick pivots and adapting to uncertain times, in 2021, we transitioned from coping with the changes brought on by COVID-19, to learning from the opportunities it presented to launch the next phase of our strategic growth. We learned that the changes to the job landscape are not temporary and we must now prepare Canadian jobseekers for our new reality.
What we’ve learned in 2021 is that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition into a digitally-enabled society. The changes to the world of work persist as we adapt to the new normal.
Thank you to our staff, board of directors, industry council, funders, and partners, who, due to their hard work, continued commitment, and willingness to adapt have made 2021 another successful year for NPower Canada.
We began the year expanding in the Greater Toronto Area, delivering our program to 100 additional youth in classrooms at 700 Lawrence Ave in Toronto – a location that now houses our flagship head office location. Enrollment across our four GTA sites grew by 71%, from 510 in 2019 to 873 in 2020. National enrollment grew by 75%, from 590 (510 GTA, 80 Calgary) in 2019 to 1,033 in 2020, including the doubling in size of our Calgary program.