Organizations delivering Skills Development Fund under an agreement with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (the “Ministry”) are required to make its records available to the Ministry for inspection, investigation or audit.
For those organizations in a Partnership Agreement with a lead organization, please note that the lead organization has an agreement with the Ministry . In accordance with the Partnership Agreement your information will be shared with the lead organization. The lead organization, in turn, will share your information with the Ministry. The partnership agreement requires that your organization make its records available to the lead organization. In turn, the lead organization will share your information with the Ministry for inspection, investigation, or audit, as appropriate and as necessary.
Your organization/the lead organization in the consortia is also required to report to the Ministry on:
- The service it tailors and provides you;
- Your employment progress and outcome; and
- Your satisfaction with the services you receive.
The Ministry will also collect relevant personal information about you from the Government of Canada (Canada) if necessary. The purpose of this information is to determine your eligibility for Employment Insurance benefits, the nature and level of Employment Insurance benefits, and to monitor, assess and evaluate the effectiveness of Skills Development Fund. Depending on the type of service or support you receive and any incentives available to your employer to hire you, your organization or the Ministry may also collect personal information about you from your employer. The Ministry may use contractors and auditors to administer and finance Skills Development Fund.
- Assessing the performance of your organization, its effectiveness, efficiency and customer service results; monitoring, inspecting, investigating, auditing and enforcing your organization's compliance with its agreement with the ministry.
- Planning, evaluating and monitoring Skills Development Fund - this includes conducting surveys, and conducting policy and statistical analysis and research related to all aspects of Skills Development Fund. You may be contacted to request your voluntary participation in surveys.
- Promoting Skills Development Fund - you may be contacted to request your voluntary participation in public relations campaigns related to Skills Development Fund.
If you are a client of, or applying to, the Ontario Disability Support Program or Ontario Works, the Ministry will provide your personal information to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) for the purposes of administering employment services and managing the participation of MCCSS clients within employment support programs under the Ontario Works Act, 1997, and the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997.
Skills Development Fund is funded by the Ministry, in part with funds provided by Canada under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act. When funds are provided by Canada, the ministry is required to provide information to Canada to help monitor and assess the Employment Insurance Program, as required under s.3 of the Employment Insurance Act.
Under the Labour Market Development Agreement between Canada and Ontario (LMDA) and the Workforce Development Agreement between Canada and Ontario (WDA), the Ministry is required to collect social insurance numbers from EI beneficiaries to request approval to continue to receive regular EI benefits in order to take part in training programs and other employment activities.
The Ministry collects your personal information pursuant to the LMDA and WDA, ss. 3 and 63 of the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, C.23 as amended, and s.76.29 of the Employment Insurance Regulations, SOR/96-332. The Ministry will collect personal information from clients who identify as Ontario Disability Support Program or Ontario Works recipients and disclose your personal information to MCCSS in accordance with the s.71 of the Ontario Works Act, 1997, and s.53 of the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997.
For more information about the collection and use of your personal information to administer and finance Skills Development Fund, you can contact the Manager, Employment Ontario Call Centre, in writing at the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, 33 Bloor Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2S3 or by phone at 1-800-387-5656. For the hearing impaired, TTY is available at 1-866-533-6339.