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Tools that Work, Lasting Outcomes, Bigger Impact

Invest in skills and practice to transform services that change lives.

Invest in skills and practice to transform services that change lives.


Our Approach


Best Practices

Reach your clients on a deeper level with methods and practices that address the complex needs of adult learners.


Learn by Doing

Experience applied learning, design  methods and tools you can use and replicate with your programs and clients.



Learn from peers, create connections and join an alumni network with access to on-going resources and tools.


Our Courses

Learning that fits your life

Live Online Courses


A 7-week foundational course about how to design and deliver trauma-informed employment and training services.


HCD tools are simple and creative methods that involve employment and training program clients at every step of the program design journey.


Support clients to move towards their employment goals by fostering and building secure connection, confidence and motivation. 


In Learning Together, participants gain a foundational knowledge of best practices in adult learning and apply that knowledge to the development of an employment and training program for clients.


Available to alumni of Learning Together. Practitioners enhance their adult learning toolkit and make programing even more engaging and effective.


26-weeks of peer-based and one-on-one technical assistance, to support the transition between knowledge and implementation.


26-weeks of peer-based and one-on-one technical assistance, to support the transition between knowledge and implementation.

Our Secret Sauce

How Our Training Works


Learn in a fun environment with a community of peers, building your skills and confidence.


Learn from peers through small group work, discussion and reflection activities.

Real World Application

Put it in practice, with relevant exercises that apply directly to your work.


Join a supportive community, share knowledge, and build your network.


Get instructor and peer feedback to deepen and enhance your learning and services.


Train with experts in workforce development, adult education, human-centred design, social work, and diversity, equity and inclusion.


The Community

Our Alumni

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The helpful resources and reference materials the facilitators provided increased my understanding of how to apply the core content in a variety of teaching and training situations. Now I have more tools, materials, and methods to organize my workshops and trainings in a way that will engage all of my participants. 

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I had a wonderful experience with Purpose Learning; I learned and grew so much as a practitioner! I was so impressed by the knowledge and patience of the facilitators, and how engaging they made each session.


Every session was informative and effective, and fit perfectly with my busy schedule. The facilitators were supportive and reiterated key concepts and how to apply them until I was confident in developing a program from scratch. I feel really proud to be able to apply a trauma-informed lens to all my programming from now on.


For organizations seeking to scale change


Wide-scale capacity building and training solutions 

We work with partners to bring evidence-based and tailored training and capacity building solutions to local communities, build system capacity, enhance services and outcomes.


About us

Purpose Co works with workforce development organizations to design and implement workforce solutions that create sustainable outcomes for people, businesses and communities.


Through Purpose Learning, we offer training and technical assistance designed to create positive lasting change in the practices and policies of workforce providers and employers, supporting the ultimate goal of improved economic outcomes for job seekers, especially those that face the most barriers to employment.


Our highly participatory and unique training provides participants with actionable practices and frameworks that they can start using right away.

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