Four County Labour Market Planning Board FOUR COUNTY LABOUR MARKET PLANNING BOARD PLANS AND PROMOTES LOCAL LABOUR MARKET STRATEGIES TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING ECONOMY. SOS Trailer -- Skills Opportunities Showcase Trailer    In a unique way, the Four County Labour Market Planning Board is improving...]]>Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:34:25 -0700en-usWorkforce Focus January 20, 2015, 22 Jan 2015 12:34:25 -0700  

In this episode John Meinen, First Vice President of the Ontario Home Builders Association, joins Gemma in a conversation on the variety of careers available in the construction industry. Listen here.

For additional resource information click below to view a presentation John gave at our Workforce Summit last year. 

Workforce Focus December 2, 2014, 22 Jan 2015 12:23:20 -0700     

In this episode of Workforce Focus, Rachel Faust of Dupont Pioneer joins Gemma in a conversation on careers in Agriculture. Listen here

Survey, 01 Jan 2015 19:19:04 -0700

Your response to the Skills Gap Survey has formed the foundation for many initatives in the community. We want to continue using your input as the basis for our answer to your workforce challenges.

The EmployerOne Survey is now open. Please click the button below to complete the survey.

Local Labour Market Plan, 11 Dec 2014 13:13:43 -0700The annual Local Labour Market Plan provides a snapshot of the current business and employment climate.

It highlights business growth and decline, and employment growth and decline.

Changes in our local economy require us to be innovative, resilient and flexible to adapt, so we can provide our residents with the skills and training needed to meet the demands of a vibrant economy.

We would greatly appreciate your feedback on our report. Please take a moment and complete our survey.

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Workforce Focus November 11, 2014, 26 Nov 2014 12:12:45 -0700    


In this episode of Workforce Focus Pat Jilseson, President of the Bruce County Federation of Agriculture and Mike Ryan, President of the Grey County Federation of Agriculture joined Gemma in a conversation on the various careers available in the agrilcultural industry.Listen to this episode here


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SOS Trailer -- Skills Opportunities Showcase Trailer

   In a unique way, the Four County Labour Market Planning Board is improving awareness of career opportunities throughout the board’s region with its’ “SOS” mobile showcase.

The information and materials contained on this website have been drawn from a variety of sources considered to be reliable. We make no representation or warranty, explicit or implied, as to its accuracy or completeness. In providing these information and materials, the Planning Board does not assume any responsibility or liability.

Help Wanted in Bruce Grey Huron Perth, 07 Nov 2014 10:40:51 -0700July - September 2014

May - June 2014

Workforce Focus October 28, 2014, 31 Oct 2014 11:54:18 -0700


This episode of Workforce Focus featured The Kinetic Knights Robotics Team 781. The Kinetic Knights is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team run by students from Kincardine. The FRC program allows students to apply skills learned in the classroom while sparking interest in Science, Technolog, Engineering and Math. Gemma was joined in studio by Lana Splettstoesser, Donor Relations Lead; Dary Watterworth, Administration; Greg Reid, Build Captain; and Bill Jackson, Mentor. To hear the interview listen here

Learn more about The Kinetic Knights Robotics Team 781 visit their website: 

A great article to read: Robots the Final Frontier 

Workforce Focus October 14, 2014, 29 Oct 2014 06:24:09 -0700  

On October 14th Bren de Leeuw, Director of Field Operations Canada, of Excellence in Manufacturing and Susan McLachlan, Communicators Officier of the Craig Richardson Institute of Food Processing Technology and Conestoga College - joined Gemma in a conversation on Food Manufacturing and the various careers available within the industry. Listen to the episode here. 

Additional material from the show is available here.

Looking for more? Check out these links to learn more about what was discussed on the show.

Food Tech Tuesdays - 

Training and Courses available at the IFPT -

Our YouTube channel with various videos of our facility -

Dollars & Sense, 23 Oct 2014 12:27:54 -0700A guide to employment services, tax and training credits, incentives and supports for employers

Dollars & Sense 2014

Dollars & Sense 2012

High and Low Demand Occupations, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:42 -0700 Have you wondered how to choose an occupation?

 Here is some key information on what is in high demand that you could start  your labour market research to be sure you are successful.

Other Research, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:26 -0700Bruce Grey Huron Perth Employer Survey, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:04 -0700July 2013 Results

January 2013 Results

October 2012 Results

July 2012 Results







Occupational Profiles, 23 Oct 2014 11:28:37 -0700Developmental Support Worker

Early Childhood Educator

Personal Support Worker

Addiction and Mental Health Counsellor

Creative Class Workers in Huron County...Feb. 2011, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:52 -0700Migration Characteristics and Trends, 23 Oct 2014 11:06:25 -0700Bruce County


Grey County

Huron County

Perth County

Migration Characteristics and Trends November 2012, 23 Oct 2014 11:06:03 -0700

Green Jobs Profile, 23 Oct 2014 11:05:26 -0700


Wood Manufacturing: Skills Development Assessment, 23 Oct 2014 11:03:26 -0700TOP Report, 23 Oct 2014 11:02:05 -0700Trends Opportunities and Priorities

TOP (Trends, Opportunities and Priorities) is an annual process led by Local Boards to: research the conditions of the local labour market; facilitate community consultations to review/discuss research findings; establish local priorities for labour market development; engage local partners in initiating action plans that respond to priorities of mutual interest.

The TOP process culminates in the publication of annual TOP reports prepared by each Local Board area in Ontario. That's how our Board gets results for our communities ... Or, you could say, how we stay on "TOP" of labour market challenges. 

Top Update 2011

Tendances, Occasions, et Priorités Suivi TOP 2011

TOP Report 2010

Tendances, Opportunities, et Priorites Rapport 2010

TOP Report 2009

Tendances, Opportunities, et Priorites Rapport 2009

TOP Report 2008

Tendances, Opportunities, et Priorites Rapport 2008

TOP Report 2007

Tendances, Opportunities, et Priorites Rapport 2007

Bridges to Better Business Conference, 15 Oct 2014 10:52:34 -0700Register for this great event by October 31st! 

Fill out this form and e-mail it to

About Us, 10 Oct 2014 12:24:49 -0700We are currently looking to fill Director vacancies representing Educator Trainer in Bruce & Grey County, Educator Trainer in Huron & Perth County, Business in Grey County, Labour in Bruce & Grey County and Visible/Racial Minorities. Interested? Apply below by clicking on "Become a Director"

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;
and, 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.

Become a Director, 10 Oct 2014 12:03:58 -0700

Why we exist

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.

Who we are

The Planning Board is a community-based non-profit corporation. In existence since 1997 we operate with volunteer Directors representing business, labour, educators and trainers, women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and youth.

The Planning Board covers the area of Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties. The geographic region is largely rural with a population of 292,882. The population is spread fairly evenly over the 14,202 square kilometres of the region. We are one of 26 Workforce Planning Board regions across Ontario that is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Employment Ontario program.

What we do

Annually, Workforce Planning Boards engage the community in a comprehensive consultative process which identifies, validates and prioritizes key labour market issues, opportunities and priorities that prevail in the local economy. A 12 to 36 month action plan is developed to address priorities by community partners in collaboration with the Planning Board. We deliver a minimum of six core partnerships annually but normally engage in much more.


Each Board Director of the Planning Board represents a particular labour market sector or employment group.  Directors provide representation in two ways: (1) by soliciting and presenting their constituency position and issues in Board discussions and (2) by providing their constituency with Board progress reports.


  1. Directors of the Planning Board are required to act in accordance with statutory requirements, contractual agreements with all Funders in accordance with the By-laws and Standard Policies.

  1. The process of reaching decision by consensus requires that all Directors listen to and gain an appreciation about the views of other sectors and arrive at corporate decisions that will provide the greatest benefit to all persons in the Board’s designated area.                     

  1. Directors must attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and cannot authorize a delegate to represent them in their absence from a meeting.

  1. If a Director is unable to attend a meeting, he or she must notify the Executive Director or a Co-Chair of his/her intended absence prior to the meeting, whenever possible.

  1. Should a Director be absent without excuse for three consecutive meetings, the Board is responsible to act on the absences. A member of the Board ceases to hold office if the person does not participate in three consecutive meetings without just cause and is removed by a decision of the Board of Directors (Corporate By-Laws, 3.5.9 Vacation of Office).


Required time commitment for General Board meetings involves approximately 2 hours per meeting approximately 7-8 meetings per year.  Meetings may be attended via Tele/Web-conference to accommodate schedules as necessary.


Apply now! If you have questions please contact Gemma Mendez-Smith, Executive Director at or call 519-881-2725.

The Board of Directors, 09 Oct 2014 06:52:33 -0700We are currently looking to fill Director vacancies representing Women, Visible/Racial Minorities, Aboriginal Peoples & Labour. Interested? Contact us!


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.

Labour Market Partner Groups include:

  • Business
  • Labour
  • Visible Minorities
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Women
  • Educators and Trainers
  • Youth
  • Aboriginal

Would you like to learn more about being a representative on the board? Contact the Four County Labour Market Planning Board

Workforce Focus September 30, 2014, 03 Oct 2014 11:10:30 -0700         

Mike Baker of the Bluewater Wood Alliance joined the conversation on occupations in Wood Manufacturing. Listen here to learn more. This episode of Workforce Focus is part one of a three part series on the various careers in the Manufacturing Industry. 

Links, 02 Oct 2014 12:15:34 -0700Since 1999, more than 4,000 organizations, 26,000 employers and 300,000 people have taken part in Local Board sponsored events. 

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Contact Us, 02 Oct 2014 12:13:56 -0700

Four County Labour Market Planning Board
111 Jackson St. S Suite 1
P.O. Box 1078
Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0

Telephone: 519-881-2725
Toll Free: 1-888-774-1468
Fax: 519-881-3661

As a  workforce planning board we have the flexibility to test new approaches and initiate innovative and cost-effective solutions that respond to local workforce issues.

Would you like to hear about how we can help you?

Are you interested in organizing a focus group meeting to review training needs, issues, and ideas for your group or sector?

Do you want to be included on our mailing list to keep informed about what we are doing?

We would like to hear from you so please contact us.

 Email Contacts

Gemma Mendez-Smith
Executive Director

Kay Uitvlugt
Project Coordinator

Marg Wettlaufer
Project Coordinator

Debbie Davidson
Project Coordinator

Dayna Becker
Administrative Assistant

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Deb Hotchkiss / Persons with Disabilities / Regional / Director, 17 Sep 2014 12:33:56 -0700Deb Hotchkiss respresents Persons with Disabilities in our Board region of Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties. Deb has worked for more than 20 years in the employment field. She is the Managing Director of Partners in Employment.

Savanna Schaus / Youth / Regional / Treasurer, 17 Sep 2014 12:33:34 -0700Resources, 20 Aug 2014 08:22:35 -0700 What's New Events Workforce Focus

Lost your job? Need advice? Let's talk., 20 Aug 2014 08:22:21 -0700 Get started here.

Specialist High Skills Major, 20 Aug 2014 08:19:05 -0700More Programs -- Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests...learn more.

The Skilled Trades Handbook, 20 Aug 2014 08:16:16 -0700A Guide to the World of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship in Ontario

Manufacturing: Moving Forward, 20 Aug 2014 08:09:26 -0700Manufacturing: Moving Forward

A presentation by Mike Baker at our 2011 AGM

Advancing Our Workforce Through Digital Skills, 20 Aug 2014 08:06:26 -0700 Menial No More

 ...companies keeping pace with technological advancements has meant that  positions previously requiring low skills now demand solid digital skills...

Future Workforce Videos, 20 Aug 2014 08:01:38 -0700Future Workforce Videos in Manufacturing, Hospitality & Tourism, Health & Wellness, and Green & Clean.

Manufacturing operations today are a technologically fuelled environment that require highly skilled workers that can operate very sophisticated machines. Manufacturing sustains economic growth. Manufacturing creates high quality jobs.

Hospitality & Tourism is a growing and diverse sector that has many exciting career paths and entrepreneur opportunities to explore in Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth counties in Ontario.

The future of Health & Wellness jobs in Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth counties, Ontario. Health and Wellness is an excellent choice for a successful and meaningful career. By 2016, 20% of health and wellness professionals will be eligible for retirement. That's 1 in every 5 people!

Green & Clean - The Green Economy is a rapidly growing sector with many exciting and rewarding career paths. As a result of increased public awareness of current environmental issues there's been a broad cultural shift seeing many industries adopt "green and clean" business practices. There is a demand for employees with the skills to work in this sector.

Essential Skills Tool for Red Seal Trades Online, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:34 -0700Helping apprentices succeed at their training. Learn more here.

Healthy Work-Life Balance - A Guilde for Employers (Revised July 2014), 20 Aug 2014 07:25:47 -0700

 Employers...improve your bottom line and the overall operation of you business  by  know what common health issues impact you.

 Find out about the local resources available to help you.

 Discover strategies to address issues that may arise in your workplace.

 Revised July 2014

Progressive Employer Handbook, 20 Aug 2014 07:24:59 -0700Employers...improve your bottom line and the overall operation of you business a more progressive workplace.

The ideas presented can be implemented at little cost to your business, but could save you substantial time and money.

Grow Your People, Grow Your Business, 14 Aug 2014 12:24:36 -0700

Workforce Focus July 22, 2014, 24 Jul 2014 12:28:03 -0700            

Rebecca Cummings of the Grey Bruce Health Services joined the discussion on careers in the Health Care Industry. Listen here to learn more about the various careers within hospitals.

This is part four of the four part series bringing awareness to occupations available within the Health Care Industry.

Workforce Focus July 8, 2014, 10 Jul 2014 09:19:25 -0700   

Listen here to learn from Melissa Bendo, Certified Pedorthist, from ReKINNECT: The Body Motion Specialists Inc. This is part three of our four part series to bring awareness to the various occupations available within the Health Care Industry.

Workforce Focus June 24, 2014, 04 Jul 2014 11:43:07 -0700      


Listen here to learn about a career in Naturopathic Medicine from Dr. Jeremy Toman. This is part two of our four part series to bring awareness to the various occupations available within the Health Care Industry. 

Workforce Focus June 10, 2014, 20 Jun 2014 08:50:58 -0700 



Join us as we begin a four part series to bring awareness to the various occupations available in the Health Care Industry. 

Part One

Listen here to learn from Barb Springall, of the County of Huron, about the various occupations and needs within Long-Term Care. 

Annual Report 2013-2014, 13 Jun 2014 10:14:20 -0700               

Together Everyone Achives More accurately reflects the Planning Board's philosphy. Bring together a group of interested, energetic, knowledgable partners and a transformation starts to happen. Work and resources are shared, experiences are exchanged, new ideas come forward, expertise is put into action and the sphere of influence is greater. Forging partnerships take work, time and resources but the rewards - learning, sharing, meeting goals and making a difference in the community - make it worthwhile...

Click here to read the full report

Philip Maier / Business / Huron / Director / Co-Chair, 04 Jun 2014 07:21:35 -0700Philip Maier represents Business in Huron county. He also performs the role of Co-Chair for the Board.

Phil is currently involved with:

  • Board Member, Director of Training & Treasurer - Huron Chamber of Commerce -  Goderich, Central and North Huron
  • Board Member & Treasurer - Four County Labour Market Board
  • Member of the Goderich Partners In Economic Action Committee (PIEAC),
  • Board Member - Lake Huron Learning Collaborative,
  • Goderich Salvation Army Youth Justice mediator,
  • Board member and volunteer mediator for Community Justice Initiatives (CJI),
  • Sustainable Huron Committee Member
  • Member of the The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institute of Canada
  • Member of the Ontario Food Protection Association
  • Board member of the Community Economic Revitaization Committee (CERC)
  • Chair of the CERC Employment Opportunities Committee
  • Huron Immigration Partnership Council member & its Attraction Working Committee 

Also, Phil has his own business, Phil Maier Consulting.


Workforce Focus May 27, 2014, 28 May 2014 10:47:00 -0700  


Listen here to learn more about Financial Literacy with Holly Devlin of United Way Bruce Grey

Workforce Focus May 13, 2014, 14 May 2014 12:44:09 -0700The Workforce Focus Radio Show scheduled for May 13, 2014 was cancelled. Our guest, Cheryl Brine from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs, was unable to attend due to the upcoming elections. Listen in for our next radio show scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th with guest Holly Devlin from United Way Bruce Grey.

Annual General Meeting 2014, 12 May 2014 12:56:13 -0700Four County Labour Market Planning Board

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2013-14 annual general meeting of the company will be held at Victoria Jubilee Hall, 111 Jackson St, S, Ste 1, Walkerton ON on June 12 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the following purposes:

  1. To receive the Annual Report and the accounts for the year ended March 31, 2014
  2. To confirm the slate of Directors for 2014-15
  3. To re-appoint Framme & Co. Professional Corporation as the company's auditors until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the company at which accounts are laid before the members

RSVP: June 9, 2014 4:00 pm to

By order of the board

Dated May 8, 2014


Registered Office

Four County Labour Market Planning Board

111 Jackson St. South, Ste. 1

Walkerton, Ontario

N0G 2V0



Events, 12 May 2014 12:24:30 -0700What's New Resources Workforce Focus

Events hosted by the Planning Board can be accessed through this link. See what is coming up!
  Click here to see a list of upcoming events.


Workforce Focus April 29, 2014, 08 May 2014 10:25:57 -0700  


Join us between 6 - 7 p.m. on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guests.

Glenn Miller is a Superintendent of Education with the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board. He oversees Student Success which includes the Specialist High Skills Major. The Specialist High Skills Major is a ministry-approved program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific sector while meeting the requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. To learn more listen here.

Workforce Focus April 1, 2014, 03 Apr 2014 06:06:59 -0700Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guests.

Jill is a Business Consultant and Manager of the Business Enterprise Centre in Saugeen Shores. The Business Enterprise Centre provides support to entrepreneurs through all stages of development. They coordinate many educational programs and is the area program provider for the Summer Company youth entrepreneurship program. Listen Here

The First Step - Understanding the Skills Gap in Perth County, 02 Apr 2014 07:21:12 -0700

The First Step - Understanding the Skills Gap in Huron County, 02 Apr 2014 07:20:31 -0700

The First Step - Understanding the Skills Gap in Grey County, 02 Apr 2014 07:02:20 -0700

The First Step - Understanding the Skills Gap in Bruce County, 02 Apr 2014 07:01:05 -0700

Skills Gap Study 2014, 12 Mar 2014 06:21:16 -0700As the economy of Ontario continues to change along with national and global impacts so too does the
Four County Region. It is important to know, with some degree of certainty, what assets and liabilities are
present as we fashion a workforce and economic development strategy that keeps the region progressing
to the future. This Skills Gap Study was commissioned by the Four County Labour Market Planning Board
and its community partners as an update to the 2005 reports completed for Bruce Grey and Huron Perth.
The information in this report will provide recommendations to set guideposts that will keep us on track to
building a successful, vibrant and sustainable future.

Workforce Focus March 4, 2014, 06 Mar 2014 16:05:26 -0700Workplace Safety is an important and critical topic. It is important for employees to know the three Rs and it is critical that employers have strong workplace safety regulations and follow-up.

Dave Trumble, Health & Safety Staff Office for the Power Workers Union will share with vital information and offers guidance in ensuring you are safe at work it is your right and responsibility. Listen Here

Worker Health & Safety Centre

Workforce Focus February 18, 2014, 19 Feb 2014 15:41:58 -0700 

Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guests.

Georgian College is a key educational institution in Grey County serving our area. Career Outlook Grey Bruce 2014 is happening in Owen Sound on March 4 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Megan offers some sound advice about job search and resume writing techniques. Listen here 

Workforce Focus January 21, 2014, 23 Jan 2014 10:06:30 -0700 


Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guests.

The Avon Maitland District School Board's e-Channel Literacy & Basic Skills Program is called the LearningHUB 519-482-1700x206. The LearningHUB delivers online literacy and basic skills programming to English-speaking adult learners in Ontario. Listen here


Workforce Focus November 12, 2013, 15 Jan 2014 13:03:18 -0700 

Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guest. 

Virginia Lambdin is the Administrator of the Technical Training Group (TTG). The TTG has been providing top notch local training by partnering with local schools and employers. Local businesses say what they want and the TTG works with their training staff to fill the local needs. Visit the TTG at  Listen Here


Workforce Focus January 14, 2014, 15 Jan 2014 12:37:52 -0700 Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guests.

Myrna Inglis, coordinator of the MedLINCS program in Bruce/Grey will be sharing information about how this program benefits youth in the area. MedLINCS (Medical Learning In Community Settings) gives medical students a taste of rural medicine and our youth an introduction to the world of medicine as a career option. Listen Here


Workforce Focus October 29, 2013, 14 Jan 2014 07:50:02 -0700Workforce Focus

Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guest. 

Alison Lobb is owner of Lobb Entrepreneurship and was a financial management instructor for over 20 years. She currently manages the Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre and is a Small Business Consultant for the County of Huron.  We will be discussing the benefits of self-employment, youth in entrepreneurship and why you should connect with Alison. Listen Here

Contact Alison at or 519-527-0305

Workforce Focus November 26, 2013, 26 Nov 2013 09:48:36 -0700 

Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guests. 

Fanshawe College will be on the air to talk about community engagement and training. How these groups work together to build a strong learning environment and help the community succeed. 

Local Labour Market Plan, 13 Nov 2013 14:36:50 -0700Check out the two newest publications of the Planning Board. We appreciate your feedback on the October 2013 report. Please see the link below the report.






 Complete our Feedback Survey here!





What's New, 06 Nov 2013 09:19:17 -0700 Resources Events Workforce Focus
Workforce Focus October 1, 2013, 28 Oct 2013 13:39:57 -0700Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guest. 

Mary Jane Murray will be talking about the work being done in the community through the delivery of Bridges out of Poverty.

Listen to a recording of our conversation here.

Workforce Focus September 17, 2013, 18 Oct 2013 06:14:36 -0700Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guest. 

The Huron Manufacturing Association will share some insights into what manufacturers are looking for in their workforce. The importance of having the right skills and what it takes to succeed in the industry. We will also cover the Apprenticeship Scholarship Program and other key information about the manufacturing sector in Huron County.

Click here to listen to a recording of this broadcast. Contact the HMA here or call 519-524-8394 ext. 3

Workforce Focus October 15, 2013, 18 Oct 2013 05:57:24 -0700Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guest. 

Melissa Schenk owner of MS2 Productions and I will discuss "The Online Currency of Your Internet Identity and The Power of Video". Listen here.

Contact Melissa at or (519) 276-0006


Annual General Meeting 2012-13, 11 Oct 2013 12:32:09 -0700Notice of Annual General Meeting

Workforce Planning Board Awarded OMAF/MRA New Directions Research Funding, 02 Oct 2013 07:28:15 -0700 Read about this new three-year funded project.

Workforce Focus September 3, 2013, 18 Sep 2013 15:07:06 -0700This inteview was cancelled due to technical difficulties. We will try to have Dr. Foot on the show at a future date.

Dr. David Foot is the author of the national number one best seller Boom, Bust & Echo. We will cover generations in the workforce and the key to those differences, the future for the workforce and many more topics that affect our future.

Workforce Focus August 20, 2013, 21 Aug 2013 08:22:01 -0700Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guest.

Rose Austin is the General Manager of Saugeen Economic Development Corporation. Rose will discuss how her organization plays an important role in the implementationand maintenance of local initiatives that promote community development, job creation and the growth of small business.


Listen Here

Workforce Focus August 6, 2013, 07 Aug 2013 12:48:05 -0700Join us between 6-7 pm on the air at 91.3 FM or online at to hear our special guest. 

Gregory CN Smith, Personal Power Coach and Author will speak to us about using your personality needs, natural talents and operating system to create success in your job, business and life.


Listen Here 



Projects, 28 Mar 2013 13:47:20 -0700Workforce Focus, 26 Feb 2013 13:33:15 -0700 What's New Resources Events
Reports, 26 Feb 2013 12:21:35 -0700Donna Jansen / Education & Training / Bruce-Grey / Director, 26 Feb 2013 12:21:35 -0700Annual Report 2011-2012, 08 Feb 2013 06:35:42 -07002011-12 was another successful year for the Planning Board. As we forged new partnerships and strengthened old ties the importance of workforce planning and local labour market information continues to become clear. Once we are aware of the needs of employers and the community we are ble to form synergies that create success.

Over the last 12 months, employers shared their thoughts on the state of the local labour pool and the future of their industry. The demand for a highly skilled workforce is becoming more critical as new and ever advancing technologies are being introduced into the workplace. Employers continued to provide their input...

click here to read the full report

Dave Jasper / Labour / Perth / Director, 30 Oct 2012 09:20:37 -0700Dave Jasper represents the interests of labour in Perth County.

Jo-Anne Cameron / Director At Large / Bruce-Grey / Co-Chair, 30 Oct 2012 09:19:28 -0700Jo-Anne Cameron is a Co-Chair and Director at Large for our Region. 
Jo-Anne grew up in Bruce County, and like many in our area left home to pursue further education and a career.  Bruce County, like the other counties in our area, is beautiful; our residents have a strong sense of community and pride, making it a difficult place to leave. Jo-Anne, missing it too much, returned home in 2006.
She has been in the field of Employment and Training since 1999 in various capacities ranging from manager to educator to counsellor; most recently with vpi as a Career Specialist and Facilitator. Prior to taking on a position with vpi she worked successfully with a wide range of people in their pursuit for employment, including recent college graduates, individuals experiencing significant physical and mental health barriers, and people who have lost their jobs due to labour market adjustments.
In addition to her role in employment services, Jo-Anne has also been the Secretary for the Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board, a speaker for the Business Education Partnership, chairperson for the Guelph Wellington Employment Coordination Committee, Family Literacy Facilitator for Project READ Literacy Network, and an active member of the Grand Valley Chapter of Human Resources Professionals of Ontario. She also has experience in home construction, as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity International. Jo-Anne graduated with her diploma in HR from the University of Guelph’s Human Resources Management Program.
Her Specialties Include
Disability Management
Annual Report 2010-2011, 17 Aug 2012 09:15:29 -0700March 2012, 03 Aug 2012 13:27:24 -0700 

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Workforce Focus 2009-2010, 07 Feb 2012 07:49:37 -0700Workforce Focus 2010-2011, 07 Feb 2012 07:49:03 -0700Archives, 07 Feb 2012 07:46:50 -0700Partnership Database, 31 Jan 2012 11:56:17 -0700Find a Partnership that Works!

The Local Boards' Online Partnerships Database contains hundreds of proven partnership activities that have been completed by Local Boards across Ontario since 1998. Local Boards will continue to populate this database as they undertake new and exciting partnerships in the months and years to come.

Partnership Database

Andrew Coghlin / Business / Perth / Director, 25 Mar 2011 09:31:22 -0700Jayne Parker / Business / Bruce / Secretary, 09 Feb 2011 14:05:12 -07002004 Labour Market Information, 08 Feb 2011 08:00:55 -07002004 Labour Market Profile, 08 Feb 2011 07:54:38 -07002005 Labour Market Information, 07 Feb 2011 08:19:04 -0700Workforce Focus 2007-2008, 07 Feb 2011 08:14:12 -0700Workforce Focus 2008-2009, 04 Feb 2011 07:43:12 -0700Annual Reports, 20 Jan 2011 03:39:27 -0700As a Local Board we answer to our communities by delivering on commitments and achieving positive results.

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Annual Report 2009-2010, 13 Jan 2011 07:15:37 -0700As we attempt to recover from a recession and adjust to the needs of the local labour market, we find ourselves coping and having to adapt to new economic and employment conditions. It is definitely safe to say that change is the new norm. Whether the trend is our aging workforce, the skills demand of ...

Annual Report 2008-2009, 13 Jan 2011 07:10:03 -0700CHANGE! We have been inundated with changes int he economy that have been both rapid and intense. Although we are always in an environment or chnage, when it becomes a focus, as in these times of economic ...