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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.

Labour Market Partner Groups include:

Aboriginal

A representative of one of two First Nations located within the board’s boundaries will be appointed to promote awareness and understanding of aboriginal issues and perspectives.

Business

Leaders, from primary business sectors including but not limited to finance, human resources, communications, agriculture and manufacturing, will provide direction on issues affecting business growth in the region and can be referred or self-identified for appointment to the board.

Educators and Trainers

A representative involved in education and training within the board region will keep the board aware of the changes within the educational system. Individuals can either be referred or self-identify for appointment to the board.

Ethnic Minorities

With a diverse background and different socialization experiences, a representative, who differs in race, colour or religious or cultural origin, and is referred by an organized group or expresses self- interest will be appointed to bring their specialized expertise to board discussions.

Labour

To protect the interests of all workers (unionized and non-unionized), candidates will be selected by union locals, operating within the four-county region, for appointment to the board.

Persons with Disabilities

A representative will be appointed to inform and educate fellow board members on accessibility issues, inclusive work environments and workplace barriers (physical and attitudinal) to represent their interests at the board table

Women

A woman will be appointed to bring unique expertise and perspectives to discussions and inform and educate members on the importance of social justice and equity policies in recruitment and employment. The referral may be from an organized group or an expression of self-interest.

Youth

A youth (age 18-30) will be recruited through various networks to serve as the voice for youth and in turn, assist the board to gain a full range of perspectives on issues and to demonstrate their commitment to youth leadership.

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Our Board is comprised of some genuinely gifted minds

Ethnic Minority Director

Waleed Aslam

Waleed Aslam is a director representing the Ethnic Minority. Waleed is a Ontario Works Case Manager for Grey County.
Business Director – Perth

Andrew Coghlin

Andrew Coghlin is a director representing Business in the county of Perth. He is also serving as Treasurer. Andrew is the Manager of Sales and Marketing with Molesworth Farm Supply.
Education & Training Director

Kathleen Sebastian

Kathleen Sebastian sits on the Board of Directors as an Educator & Trainer representative for the counties of Huron and Perth. Kathleen is the Human Resource Officer for Avon Maitland District School Board.
Bruce Grey - Education & Training Director

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Director Representing Youth

Adrienne Robinson

Business Director – Huron

Chris Watson

Chris Watson is a director representing Business in Huron County. Chris is the Economic Development Office for Huron County.
Director representing Persons with Disabilities

Andy Swan

Labour & Healthcare Director

Hazel Pratt-Paige

Hazel brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience in the Healthcare field and the Labour industry. She is Past President of the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and a current municipal councilor with the Town of Hanover.
Business Director – Bruce

Gail Walden

Gail is the Business Manager at Kincardine Dentistry, and brings a wealth of experience working on various regional and community committees.
Business Director – Huron

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Business Director – Perth

Meredith Forget

Meredith Forget is a director representing Business in the county of Perth. Meredith is the Manager of Economic Development & Tourism Corporation for the County of Perth.
Business Director – Grey

Shirley Keaveney

Shirley is a business owner and municipal councillor in Meaford, and current chair of the Meaford Economic Development Committee.
Labour Director

Dave Trumble

Dave has spent 40 years in industry, including almost 30 years with the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and over 35 years with the Power Workers Union. He has been a member of our board previously, and we're pleased to have him back at the table.
Director Representing Indigenous People

Rozella Johnston

Director Representing Women

Emily Morrison