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Core Competencies

Developmental Services Workforce InitiativeThe Provincial NetworkOntario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Core Competencies reflect the needs of our workforce by recognizing the professional nature of Developmental Services, recruiting the right people, building leadership capacity and ultimately enhancing the lives of the people we support.

Developmental Services Workforce Initiative

The Developmental Services Workforce Initiative was formed with the focus to address one aspect of Journey to Belonging: Choice and Inclusion, namely, Planning for a Skilled Workforce. This part of the plan is about supporting a skilled, diverse and professional workforce that will help people participate meaningfully in their communities and live good lives.

Modernizing the Core Competencies is one component to support this outcome.

Visit the Developmental Services Workforce Initiative Page to learn more.

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Core Competency Café Presentations

Session TopicDateVideo RecordingResources
Sharing Your Core Competency Implementation JourneyOctober 18, 2023
Self-AssessmentsJune 7, 2023Click here for recordingN/A
Behavioural-Based InterviewingMay 3, 2023Click here for recordingN/A
Ideas on How to Create a Core Competencies Implementation Plan for your WorkplaceApril 5th, 2023Click here for recordingClick here for documents
Click here for infographic documents
Examining the Core Competencies' Growth StagesMarch 1st, 2023Click here for recordingClick here for documents
IntroductionFebruary 1st, 2023Click here for recordingClick here for documents

Monthly Core Competency Café

The Core Competency Café is a limited series of events taking place virtually.

Please Note: The Core Competency Café is open to and geared toward those who are leading the implementation of the new Core Competencies within their agency, families who hire their own staff , and members of colleges.

Core Competency Cafe

Date & Time: October 18, 2023; 3:00pm-4:00pm
Topic: Sharing Your Core Competency Implementation Journey

Join us for a 1-hour interactive session to discuss and share information or ideas on how people are implementing Core Competencies across the province. This is a time to come together, hear more about the intentions of the work and learn from each other about emerging practices to roll out this work.

Register for October's Core Competency Café Here

Share the resources and tools you’re using to implement Core Competencies with other agencies across the DS Sector.