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Welcome to the Yves Landry Foundation.

The Foundation

The Yves Landry Foundation was established by leaders in Canada’s manufacturing and business sectors in 1998, to advance technological education and skills training to resolve the skilled labour and technical professional shortages facing Canadian industry.  The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of senior leaders from industry, education and the NGO sectors.

The Founder

The Foundation was born out of the vision, principles, energy and hopes of the late Yves Landry, Chairman, President and CEO of Chrysler Canada Ltd.  Yves Landry’s vision was:

To forge an enlightened partnership between industry and education, train a world-class pool of skilled manufacturing workers, technicians, technologists and engineers, and secure technological advantage in a rapidly changing world.

The Yves Landry Foundation provides the opportunity for industry, education and government to collectively be part of the solution and thereby provide opportunities for Canadians to build great careers in manufacturing and technology.  The Foundation is and remains focused on facilitating collaboration among these stakeholders through partnership development, advocacy and investment in leading-edge programs.

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We are proud of our track record. During the pandemic, with financial support from the Government of Canada, YLF invested in 188 small and medium sized manufacturers to enhance the skills of their workers to innovate and ensure their continued success. These manufacturers trained over 9500 employees throughout the height of the pandemic. Well done!

It is essential to invest in organizations that want to innovate through skills upgrading. This enables them to compete and grow both domestically and globally. It is paramount to continue producing and moving goods and services to keep our economy going.

In the midst of border closures and disrupted supply lines, our program supported SME’s who could fill the gaps in Canada’s/Ontario’s supply chain and ensure that we had the goods to meet the needs of Canadians. Every company we supported has an amazing story to tell. But here is one story that makes us very proud! #womenled #womenowned #greeningontario

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