Quality Over Quantity

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.

Would you like to learn more about being a representative on the board?

Our Board is comprised of some genuinely gifted minds

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Co-Chair - Labour - Bruce

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.
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Member - Representing Ethnic Minorities

Waleed Aslam

Waleed Aslam is a director representing the Ethnic Minority. Waleed is a Ontario Works Case Manager for Grey County.
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Member - Business - Manufacturing - Huron

Larry Livingston

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Co-chair - Business - Perth - Agriculture

Karen Galbraith

Karen Gventer
Secretary - Labour - Grey

Karen Gventer

• Karen has worked as a Program Assistant at the Grey Bruce Health for almost 20 years, and has been an active member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for almost that long. She has been active with the Grey Bruce Labour Council since 2014.
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Member - Representing Youth

Alexandra Oestreicher

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Treasurer - Finance - Huron

Shawn Lawler

Shawn has 18 years of experience in the Financial Industry and is currently the Community Manager of the Libro Credit Union in Wingham after 17 years at CIBC. He has worked at branches in all 4 counties after moving to Neustadt in 2016.
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Member - Representing Women

Emily Morrison

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Ex officio Member

Shirley Keaveney

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