Four County Labour Market Planning Board

About Us

Our mission statement continues to guide the day-to-day operation of our organization, partnership development and project activity of the Board.

Local Boards are convinced that "grassroots input" is absolutely essential in reaching a better understanding of local labour markets and ultimately responding effectively to their unique situations.

Our Vision

A skilled workforce with meaningful job opportunities and quality employment in a sustainable and prosperous economy.

Our Mission

The Four County Labour Market Planning Board plans and promotes local labour market strategies to meet the challenges of a changing economy.

Our Mandate

The Four County Labour Market Planning Board plays a leadership role in the development of innovative labour market strategies by:

  • Providing reliable research
  • Identifying employment trends
  • Targeting workforce opportunities
  • Promoting skills development
  • Raising public awareness of workforce issues

The Board accomplishes its mandate by working collaboratively with business, workforce and community organizations to plan and initiate projects and programs that address the specific needs of workforce development in Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties.

The Board of Directors

A board of directors governs the Four County Labour Market Planning Board. A variety of Labour Market Partner Groups are represented on the local board.

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Waleed Aslam / Ethnic Minority / Director
Waleed Aslam is a director representing the Ethnic Minority. Waleed is a Ontario Works Case Manager for Grey County.
Chris Watson / Business / Huron / Director
Chris Watson is a director representing Business in Huron County. Chris is the Economic Development Office for Huron...
Meredith Forget / Business / Perth / Director
Meredith Forget is a director representing Business in the county of Perth. Meredith is the Manager of Economic Development...
Blair Hilts / Educator & Trainer / Bruce / Grey / Director
Blair Hilts sits on the Board of Directors as an Educator & Trainer representative for the counties of Grey and...
Philip Maier / Business / Huron / Director
Philip Maier represents Business in Huron county.  Phil currently is a member of the Huron Chamber of Commerce, an...
Savanna Myers / Women / Regional / Secretary
Savanna Myers is a director representing Women across the region and is on the Executive as Secretary. Savanna is the...
Andrew Coghlin / Business / Perth / Treasurer
Andrew Coghlin is a director representing Business in the county of Perth. He is also serving as Treasurer. Andrew is the...
Deb Hotchkiss / Persons with Disabilities / Regional / Director
Deb Hotchkiss represents Persons with Disabilities in our Board region of Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties. Deb has...
Shirley Keaveney / Business / Grey / Co-Chair
Shirley is a business owner and municipal councillor in Meaford, and current chair of the Meaford Economic Development...
Kathleen Sebastian / Educator & Trainer / Huron / Perth / Director
Kathleen Sebastian sits on the Board of Directors as an Educator & Trainer representative for the counties of Huron and...
Hazel Pratt-Paige / Labour-Healthcare / Grey / Director
Hazel brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience in the Healthcare field and the Labour industry. She is Past...
Dave Trumble / Labour / Bruce / Director / Co-Chair
Dave has spent 40 years in industry, including almost 30 years with the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and over 35 years with...
Gail Walden / Business / Bruce / Director
Gail is the Business Manager at Kincardine Dentistry, and brings a wealth of experience working on various regional and...
Become a Director

The Four County Labour Market Planning Board (Planning Board) exists to help build a strong and vibrant workforce from the inside out. We investigate situations, interview stakeholders and initialize activities that create a foundation for appropriate workforce training and education to provide employers with the best skilled workforce possible.

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