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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY About Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin . Mission/Vision & Core Value Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message From Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message From Chair of Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES Regional Municipality of Waterloo - Regional Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City of Guelph - Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . County of Dufferin - Warden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . County of Wellington - Warden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OUR TEAM Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Workforce Planning Board Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Past Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Founding Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

YEARS IN REVIEW Chapter 1: 1997-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Chapter 2: 2001-2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Chapter 3: 2005-2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Chapter 4: 2009-2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Chapter 5: 2013-2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Where Will We Go From Here? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

AWARDS Friendship Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

TIMELINE Partners, Projects and Impacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

THANK YOU’S 20th Anniversary Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Celebrating 20 years of serving the community in 2017!

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About Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Date of Incorporation: March 27, 1997 Twenty years ago the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (WPB), formerly known as the Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board (WWTAB), was formed to enhance local workforce development by identifying local labour market needs/trends/priorities and working with the community to develop action plans to address these issues. Since 1997, the WPB has grown into the leader of Local Labour Market Planning. This is a process which includes research on current labour market conditions, community consultations, review and discussion of research findings, establishing priorities for labour market development and engaging partners in initiating action plans that respond to priorities of mutual interest. The WPB is one of 26 local boards across the province of Ontario, made up of representatives from business, labour, educators, trainers, and community representatives/equity groups. WPB serves as a neutral broker of research, disseminator of information, and facilitator of collaborative partnership development. The WPB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to conduct and distribute local labour market research and engage community stakeholders in a planning process that supports local solutions to local issues. The Workforce Planning Board serves all of Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Dufferin County.

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Our Vision We envision the continuous development of a leading edge workforce.

Our Mission Engage partners to find solutions to local workforce development needs.

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Core Value Statement The Workforce Planning Board as an organization has incorporated the following values as core values. The Board and Staff will endeavour to reflect these values in all of the organization’s activities and relationships.

Sensitive

We are mindful of the broad scope of all our relationships and understand and respect the differing needs of all our stakeholders.

Visionary We provide accurate and

meaningful information in anticipation of the community’s needs. We provide our stakeholders with tools to prepare for the future.

Proactive We demonstrate progressive leadership and engage the community in the identification, development and implementation of ideas and strategies to move forward.

Responsive We think creatively and provide relevant and timely information based on need. We are quick to recognize and respond to the changing needs of our community.

Accountable We operate in a

transparent structure where our board of directors represents the diversity of the communities we serve. We provide neutral, non-biased information and support equally to all stakeholders and we deal with issues based on community need.

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Message from Executive Director It’s amazing to think that we are celebrating 20 years of service to our communities. Back in 2000 when I first joined what was then known as WWTAB, the organization was only three years old and had just inked its first partnership to support foreign trained engineers through the establishment of a Centre for Engineering Studies with Conestoga College. Since then we’ve completed over 166 partnership initiatives with 165 community partners and the list keeps growing. But it’s not about the number of projects we’ve done, it’s about the impact that they have had on the people in our communities. It’s about the young person who found a solid career path by attending one of our job fairs, or the person with a disability who found employment through our Making Cent$ of Abilities initiative, or the older worker who attended one of our career exploration events and successfully transitioned from one industry to another, one that he otherwise, would not have considered. This is what makes our work so rewarding. It has been a privilege to have been able to work alongside so many wonderful people who have influenced the Workforce Planning Board over time as partners, as staff or as Board members and have helped us get to where we are today. There are so many people who are dedicated to helping others to make positive change in their communities. Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support. Sincerely,

Carol Simpson, Executive Director Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

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Message from Chair of Board It is an honour to serve as the Chair of the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin during its 20th Anniversary year. For the past two decades, the Workforce Planning Board has worked on behalf of the communities it serves in providing accurate and current employment information. During this period, WPB has established a reputation as being a reliable source of information and assistance with respect to all matters relating to workforce requirements. WPB collects and disseminates statistical information from various sources to help monitor trends and prepares reports to help understand the reasons behind them. WPB also conducts surveys to address local workforce requirements and works in partnership with local school boards and post-secondary institutions to improve the connection between courses and training programs offered with the job requirements of local businesses. Other activities undertaken include hosting events to celebrate accomplishments of local employers in workforce development and organizing job fairs to help businesses fill their positions with suitable candidates. I look forward to working with the Workforce Planning Board in the future as it continues its work on employment matters in Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin. Congratulations on 20 years of outstanding service!

Valerie Bradford, Chair Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

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Congratulatory Messages For 20 years the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin has been an effective partner working with and assisting employers, municipalities, the educational sector and community organizations in defining and finding solutions for local workforce needs. With an economy that is constantly changing and innovating, it is good to know that the Workforce Planning Board will continue to be on the leading edge of research into labour market needs. On behalf of Waterloo Regional Council, congratulations on 20 years of helping our communities develop local solutions to our workforce issues. Your work is highly valued and respected by your partners and the broader community. Sincerely, Ken Seiling Regional Chair, Regional Municipality of Waterloo Congratulations to the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on 20 years of service to our local communities! The Workforce Planning Board works closely with Guelph’s Business Development and Enterprise department and with the Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership. Through its extensive workforce planning and labour market information, the Board helps ensure City policies and programs are data-driven. Over the years, the Board has played an important role in helping grow jobs and investment in Guelph. On behalf of Guelph City Council, thank you for your 20 years of service! Guelph looks forward to continuing to work with you in the years ahead. Sincerely,

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On behalf of the County of Dufferin I am pleased to offer my sincere congratulations to the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on the occasion of your 20th anniversary. The contributions you have made to Dufferin County over the years has been instrumental to our collective success. Your unwavering support to so many great community initiatives, the remarkable work you have done as a leader in workforce planning and your commitment to overall economic development of our region has clearly demonstrated your commitment to your mission statement of engaging partners to find solutions to local workforce development needs. Once again, congratulations on two decades of outstanding service. Yours truly,

Darren White Warden, County of Dufferin The County of Wellington would like to congratulate and thank the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin for serving our local communities for 20 years! The Workforce Planning Board has provided us with the information and insight into Wellington County’s labour market to help our communities and business successfully grow and develop. They play a vital role in ensuring policies and programmes are tailored to Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin communities to guarantee effective and strategic results for labour and investment. On behalf of the Wellington County Council, we thank the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin for 20 years of service in our community. Sincerely,

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Board of Directors (June 2016 – June 2017)

Valerie Bradford Chair Manufacturing

Chris White Vice-Chair Rural Communities

Brenda Gilmore Treasurer Educators/Trainers

Alex Goss Secretary Immigrant Employment

Momina Mir Food Processing

Michael Sullivan Educators/Trainers

Toni Veiledal Employment

Kristin Oster Health Care

Melissa Turner Career Education/Co-op

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Workforce Planning Board Staff Carol Simpson, Executive Director Carolyn O’Donnell, Community Engagement Specialist Nathan Gilmour, Partnership Facilitator Carol Anne Stares, Communications & Events Coordinator

Nathan Gilmour, Carol Anne Stares, Carol Simpson, Carolyn O’Donnell

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Past Chairs

Paul Wyman (Business)

Brad Manion (Business)

Michelle Wan (Business)

Brad Manion (Business)

Brad Manion (Business)

David Devine (Labour)

John Coffey (Business)

Nora Boden (Labour) David Devine (Labour)

John Coffey (Business)

Len Carter (Labour)

Nora Boden (Labour)

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Paul Wyman (Co-Chair)

David Devine (Co-Chair)

Mary D’Alton

Terry Hallman

Brad Manion

Robert Simpson


Lynne Bard (Business) Charles Robinson (Business)

Susan Toth (Business)

Susan Toth (Business)

Jim Scannell (Labour) Len Carter (Labour)

Susan Toth (Health Care) Valerie Bradford (Manufacturing)

Format changed to Chair and Vice-Chair

Len Carter (Labour)

Chris White (Rural Communities)

Steve Sachs (Labour)

Chris White (Rural Communities)

Michelle Wan

Robert McIver

Nora Boden

Dr. Richard Proschek

Mark Kuehl

Ari Ariaratnam

Colette Murphy

Sharon Kalbfleisch

Ann Wallace

Linda Busuttil

Robert McVittie

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WORKFORCE PLANNING BOARD ON 20 YEARS OF AMAZING SERVICE! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY!

Hon. Bardish Chagger, P.C.

Member of Parliament, Riding of Waterloo 360-100 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON N2J4P9 Tel: 519-746-1573 Email: Bardish.Chagger@parl.gc.ca

Twitter: @BardishKW Facebook: Bardish.Chagger Instagram: Bardish.Chagger

AgCareers.com and CareersInFood.com congratulate

Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on their 20th Anniversary!

AgCareers.com’s mission is to provide global talent solutions in agriculture and food. Learn about our service offerings for human resource professionals and agricultural job seekers.

CareersInFood.com is an established food and beverage manufacturing job board, offering quality candidates to employers and a community of opportunities and career planning guidance for job seekers.

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CHAPTER 1

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NUMBER OF PARTNERS:

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NUMBER OF PROJECTS:

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The Local Training and Adjustment Board initiative was sponsored by Ontario Training & Adjustment Board (OTAB), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Ministry of Education & Training (Ontario) and Canadian Labour Force Development Board (CLFDB). The Ontario Training and Adjustment Board was set up in 1993 in conjunction with this initiative to lead the development of a highlyskilled and flexible labour force in Ontario. The development of Local Training and Adjustment Boards (LTAB’s) was expected to devolve decision–making to a local level. Set up of local boards reflected a fundamental shift in the way training and adjustment decisions would be made. Local Board Members would be accountable to their communities and would have power to make decisions on labour market issues affecting them. From 1992 to 1994, a consultation panel held meetings in 23 sites across the province and in September ‘94 released their report on how the local boards should be set up.

Founding Location: 153 Frederick Street, Suite 107, Kitchener, Ontario (2001)

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We value our long-term partnership with the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin and appreciate your support in a variety of workforce development initiatives. www.conestogac.on.ca

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In 1997, the Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board (WWTAB) was one of the first Boards to receive its incorporation, some Boards took up to two years to incorporate. Sometime after the Local Boards were set-up, OTAB was disbanded and CLFDB was finally unincorporated in 2000. In the three years following incorporation, the organization embarked on a journey of community outreach culminating in its first two partnership projects.

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECT: Bridging Engineers (2000 – 2001) This project assisted foreign-trained engineers to gain regulatory designation through the creation of the Centre of Engineering Studies at Conestoga College. A curriculum of exam preparation and refresher courses were offered at the Centre. The Centre of Engineering Studies offered both technical courses as well as a course designed to assist foreigntrained engineers to prepare for writing their Professional Practice examination.

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CHAPTER 2

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NUMBER OF PROJECTS:

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If we consider Chapter 1 as our childhood, then this chapter encompasses the organization’s growth into adulthood. Building on our solid relationships with local employment service providers, this period saw many partnerships aimed at highlighting these important services to the community. This was also a time of sharing valuable local labour market information within our communities, with emphasis on youth out of school and older workers. In 2001, Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board moved to Unit 4 of 180 Shearson Crescent in Cambridge, Ontario.

Number of Cumulative Impacts Business:

310

Public:

2,365 Student: 1,729

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CONGRATULATIONS Workforce Planning Board of Wellington Waterloo Dufferin on 20 years of service to our community.

guelph.ca/biz

Wellington County CONGRATULATES

the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on their

20th Anniversary!

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HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS: Trade Talks (2002 – 2004) Trade Talks was a community-based initiative that served to increase community awareness of the skilled trades as a viable career option for youth. The target audience included groups in the community that would not normally consider themselves candidates for such occupations due to various factors including but not limited to sex, age and education. Trade Talks consisted of a series of eight interactive Career Talk Shows exploring careers in the skilled trade and local apprenticeship programs. Outcomes: Individuals who attended the sessions became more aware of the skilled trades as a viable career option. Approximately 600 people attended the series of events and over 25 employers participated. Trade Talks are still held from time to time through local Employment Ontario service providers.

Employment Support Expo (2003) The Employment Support Expo was a one-day tradeshow that presented and showcased employment support programs and services in Waterloo Region. Outcomes: Individuals and agencies that attended the Expo were made aware of the support programs and services available in the area. Over 400 visitors attended the event and 48 agencies participated with 13 presentations.

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CHAPTER 3

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NUMBER OF PROJECTS:

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This period of expansions saw the organization venturing beyond core funded projects into externally funded community based projects such as the Source One Job Fairs project. This project serviced over 145 employers and over 3,000 members of the public over several years. In 2007, WWTAB moved from Unit 4 of 180 Shearson Crescent, Cambridge, Ontario to Unit 5 of 218 Boida Avenue in Ayr, Ontario. Thanks to the reallocation of local planning board geographies by the province of Ontario in 2009, Dufferin County became part of our service area and the organization worked hard to quickly establish solid relationships in this new territory. Thus Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board underwent a name change to the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin.

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Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary! Centre Wellington

Centre of Something Grand

Learn about living and doing business in CW 519.846.9691 • www.centrewellington.ca

Congratulations on 20 Years of Service to the Community! The Town of Minto is proud to have been a partner in Workforce Development and looks forward to many more years of partnership.

For employment opportunities and housing information in Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston, visit liveandworkminto.com. TownOfMinto

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY

Waterloo | Brantford | Kitchener | Toronto

As a partner of the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin,

we extend congratulations to you on 20 years of community service.

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Number of Cumulative Impacts Business:

1,225

Public:

8,115 Student: 5,304

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS: Career Information Series (2004 – 2009) The Career Information Series was a series of industry manuals of local careers and their related information for Health Care, Transportation, Agriculture/Agri-food, Skilled Trades, Manufacturing and Finance/Insurance. Outcomes: Better awareness and understanding of different careers available within the sectors. 500 CDs were distributed to Job Connect and School Boards.

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What Are You Plannin’ to Do with Your Life? – Video (2005) What Are You Plannin’ to Do with Your Life? was a DVD that was created for students in grade 7-8, highlighting college as a postsecondary option. It showcased the sense of frustration and tension felt by many teens. It spoke to the pressures endured from family and society that made it tough for them to make any post-secondary decisions. Outcomes: 500 DVDs including career curriculum were distributed to the local school boards and local boards across Ontario. 17,116 students in grade 7 and 8 students viewed the DVD.

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SourceOne Job Fairs (2007 – 2010) SourceOne Job Fairs were a series of job fairs that were held four times a year – two in Waterloo Region and two in Wellington County, with a focus on current local labour market needs to connect youth with entry level opportunities and assist employers who were upsizing to meet their human resource needs. The Job Fairs provided an opportunity for youth to meet directly with employers who were seeking new workers and for employers to meet short and long-term labour market needs by enabling them to promote entry level and career-related employment opportunities. These events assisted youth with career planning and access to employment opportunities. Outcomes: The Youth Employment Resources Manual and CDs were distributed at the job fairs. The manual and CDs contained youth related programs and services including internships, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship and agencies that provided local employment services. In Waterloo Region a total of 1,580 job opportunities were available and in Wellington County, a total of 1,270 job opportunities were available, across all four job fairs a total of over 3,000 job seekers attended.

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NUMBER OF PROJECTS:

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During this time frame, the organization encouraged a focus on longer term impact projects, such as those highlighted in this chapter. Also during this post-recession period, a number of major projects were focussed on supporting displaced workers as well as research on employment shift in key industries such as Manufacturing, Construction and Agriculture.

Number of Cumulative Impacts Business:

2,197

Public:

10,846 Student: 5,974

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1-866-848-3620 Sideroad 7 W Kenilworth, ON N0G 2E0 www.wellington-north.com

Congratulations on

20 YEARS

of Workforce Planning Board service to the communities of Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin

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HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS: Making Cent$ of Abilities (2009 – 2013) Making Cent$ of Abilities was a communitybased initiative funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation that focused employers on the economic benefits of employing persons with disabilities and provided employers with resources to assist them in tapping into the ready skill sets of the disabled workforce. Outcomes: A 3-year strategic plan was developed and implemented to enhance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Community Coordinator (2010 – 2013 & 2016) Skills Link – Individual Skills Enhancement Program assisted local Employment Ontario service providers with linking young people to the program and the upgrading, training and employment programs that qualified. Young people were eligible for the program if they were between the ages of 15 and 30, legally entitled to work in Canada and Ontario, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or granted refugee status in Canada, not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and in need of assistance to overcome employment barriers. Outcomes: A community coordinator was hired to oversee the program. The coordinator assisted the Employment Ontario service providers with processing potential clients for the program and helped tie the program to local training opportunities. Skills Link – Individual Skills Enhancement Program has had 106 successful clients over 6 contracts.

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Over the past several years the organization has solidified its position as a key source of local labour market information through the establishment and implementation of various new supply and demand data sources and the annual EmployerOne survey. In January 2017, over 400 businesses completed the survey and another 100+ provided us with enough key information on hiring, separations and other employment data to be of value to the workforce planning process.

Number of Cumulative Impacts Business: 4,500

Public:

13,495 Student: 7,385

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HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS: REAPontario (2013 – 2017) The 3-year REAPontario project builds on existing knowledge/best business practices of Ontario’s strategic agri-food value chains. New immigrant researchers, bureaucrats, and investors have introduced ethnic crops, produce and processed goods into local and global markets. This project focuses on rural Ontario’s immigrant entrepreneurs, their SME’s viability, nature of their value chains and their contributions to rural economic development. Value Chain comparisons of the Southwestern and Eastern Regions, and their relationship to the GTA, positions this applied research and its collaborative approach to identify, leverage and accelerate the success/ profitability of current and future immigrant entrepreneurs. This benefits all entrepreneurs in general. This project is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Outcomes: Thousands of interested followers have gained access to research and information blogs through the website and other social media. A resource guide has been developed for new immigrant entrepreneurs and a series of infographic publications will be developed to highlight the project’s journey through a series of case studies of immigrant agri-food entrepreneurs.

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Disabilities Mentoring Day (2013 – 2015) Disabilities Mentoring Day connected employers and mentors with job ready persons with disabilities for a one-day mentoring session at the mentor’s workplace. Mentors and mentees were paired for best fit. The mentors involved the mentees in work activities, helped them understand the workplace and company while discovering the skills that the mentee brought to the workforce. DMD was held in Kitchener/ Waterloo and Cambridge. Outcomes: In 2014 for Disabilities Mentoring Day 53 mentors from 14 companies were paired with 27 mentees. They were connected to the program through postsecondary schools, employment service providers, services for persons with disabilities and community connections. In 2015, there were 43 mentors from companies 22 companies that were paired with 43 mentees.

DMD is now being organized by local organizations serving those with disabilities.

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EmployerOne Survey (2015 – 2017) EmployerOne is an annual survey of local employers focused on the demand-side of the Waterloo, Guelph/Wellington and Dufferin labour market. It is designed to collect information annually on a range of workforce issues: labour turnover, hard-to-fill positions, recruitment difficulties, and current and future skill shortages, so that the Workforce Planning Board and community partner organizations can accurately respond to the needs of our local employers. Engagement from both community partners and participating businesses has grown over the past three years. Outcomes: In 2015, 155 employers completed the survey and 22 partners participated in the survey process. In 2016, 184 employers completed the survey and 30 partners participated in the survey process. In 2017, a new version of the survey was approved and 400 employers completed the survey and 32 partners participated in the survey process. A new video was created.

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Manufacturing Day (2014 – 2017) Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) is a North American event that addresses common misperceptions about Manufacturing by giving Manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what Manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. It occurs once a year on the first Friday of every October North America wide. Manufacturers from across Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Dufferin County participate. Outcomes: 2014 was the first year Manufacturing Day was held in Waterloo Region and Guelph/ Wellington, 16 Manufacturers participated in the day, 9 providing tours for high school students and 7 providing tours for the public. A total of 340 high school students and 30 members of the public participated in the day. In 2015, 17 Manufacturers participated in the day, 11 providing tours for high school students and 6 providing tours for the public. A total of 360 high school students and 44 members of the public participated in the day. In 2016, 24 Manufacturers participated in the day, 17 providing tours for high school students and 3 providing tours for the public. A total of 510 high school students and 67 members of the public participated in the day.

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Where Will We Go From Here? Moving forward, we are opening a new chapter in our history book as the Government of Ontario is currently reviewing how it supports workforce planning in the province. Over the next 12-18 months, there is potential for changes in mandate, structure and funding and we are prepared to meet any challenges or opportunities this change may create. Stay tuned!

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Kathryn McGarry MPP Cambridge

I offer my congratulations to the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on the celebration of your 20th Anniversary. 101-498 Eagle Street North, Cambridge, ON N3H 1C2 519-623-5852 | kmcgarry.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY! Chartered Professional Accountants 150 Pinebush Road, P.O. Box 880, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 5X9

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Friendship Award The Friendship Award was established in 2009 and is presented annually to one organization with a long history of working in partnership with the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin. Recipients of this award will include long-time friends of our organization and this will be our way to recognize them for their support on so many partnership initiatives over the years. 2009 Conestoga College (A) / Skills Canada Ontario (B) 2010 OYAP (Waterloo CDSB, WRDSB, UGDSB & Wellington CDSB) (C) 2011

Lutherwood (D)

2012

Region of Waterloo (E)

2013

2nd Chance Employment (F)

2014 Industry Education Councils (BEP & CEC) (G) 2015

Dolphin Digital Technologies (H)

2016

Project Read Literacy Network (I)

2017

Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region

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Thank you

TO THE WORKFORCE PLANNING BOARD OF WATERLOO WELLINGTON DUFFERIN FOR 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

5-200 St. Patrick St. E. Fergus ON N1M 1M4 1-866-878-5556 www.michaelchong.ca michael.chong@parl.gc.ca

Congratulations Workforce Planning Board on your 20th Anniversary! From our team to yours, we wish you many more years of success!

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Partners & Projects from Over the Years 1997-2001

2001-2005

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

Access to Professions & Trades - Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration Conestoga College Lutherwood Second Chance Employment Counselling Service Canada - Guelph Social Planning Council of Kitchener Waterloo Solution Tech Systems Inc.

Agilec Anishnabeg Outreach Apprenticeship Office Waterloo Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region Cambridge Career Connections Canada’s Technology Triangle Canadian Automotive Training Institute Canadian Mental Health Association Canadian National Institute for the Blind Chamber of Commerce Cambridge Chamber of Commerce - Guelph Chamber of Commerce - Mount Forest City of Guelph City of Kitchener Community Employment Services Community Living Guelph Wellington County of Wellington District Health Unit - Waterloo District Health Unit - Wellington Guelph Career Education Council Guelph District Labour Council Holiday Inn - Kitchener Job Connect - Conestoga College, Guelph Job Connect - Conestoga College, Kitchener John Howard Society

PROJECTS Bridging Engineers Waterloo Wellington Information for Education and Training (WWINET) Site to Community Agencies

Junior Achievement of Kitchener Waterloo Naylor-McLeod Group Ltd Ontario March of Dimes Project Read Regional Municipality of Waterloo Service Canada - Cambridge Service Canada - Kitchener Service Canada - Stratford Skills Canada - Ontario Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries St. Mary’s Hospital Stack a Shelf The Canadian Hearing Society The Working Centre Torchlight Services Tri-County Truck Driving School United Way - Cambridge United Way - KItchener/ Waterloo Univerity of Waterloo University of Guelph Upper Grand District School Board Waterloo and District Labour Council Waterloo Catholic District School Board Waterloo Region District School Board Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin & Grey Building & Construction Trades Council Wellington Catholic District School Board

PROJECTS Aboriginal Workforce Study Adult Literacy Workshops Cambridge Employment Agency Fair Camp for Champs Catalogue of Skilled Trades Employer & Trade Association Directory Employer Apprenticeship / Skilled Trades Research Employer Recognition Awards 2002 Employment Support Expo 2003 First Time - Full Time - 20032004

Guelph Wellington Agency Fair 2004 Health Care Career Manual High School Scholarships Hire Value - (WaterlooWellington) Placement Resource Manual Skilled Trades Career Day Skills Projection - 2015 Skills Work - Employability Skills Camp 2004 Trade Talks Transportation & Warehousing Career Fair Youth Employment Resource Manual

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2005-2009 PARTNERS AgCareers.com Association for Manufacturing Excellence Avon Maitland District School Board Camridge-North Dumfries Employment Facilitation Network Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Citizenship and Immigration Canada City of Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation Four County Labour Market Planning Board Government of Canada New Horizons program Grand Erie Training and Adjustment Board MacDonald Green

Ministry of Community and Social Services Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Rural Affairs New Canadian Program Niagara Workforce Planning Board Ontario Institute of Agrologists Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Opportunities Waterloo Region REM Web Solutions Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board Social Purchasing Portal Town of Minto Township of Centre Wellington United Food & Commercial Workers - Clifford Evans Training Centre Waterloo Region Immigrant Employment Network Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network

Wilfrid Laurier University Workforce Planning Board Of Grand Erie Workforce Planning Hamilton

Leadership Think Tank Literacy Employer Breakfast Local Information Session 10/20 Challenge Making Cents of Apprenticeship Manufacturers Breakfast - Lean Manufacturing Older Worker Retention Strategies Study Parent/Guardian/Youth Skilled Trades Evening Parent/Student Skilled Trades Evening PWD Conference 2007 -2009 Research Report - “The Retirement of Skilled Trades in Urban Southern Ontario” Retail Awareness/Certification Day Rural Employment Planning Summit School College Work Initiative Year End Celebration Skill Shortages in Guelph Employer Breakfast Skills in the Manufacturing Sector Social Purchasing Portal - Year 1, 2 & 3 Source One Job Fairs Succession Planning Conference for Business People

Talking About Seniors’ Skills and Knowledge (TASSK) TOP Community Consultation TOP Consultation - Employers Transportation Career Manual Update Upskilling: Workers At Risk? What Are You Plannin’ to Do With Your Life WorkForce Focus

PROJECTS Adjustment Job Fairs Agriculture Career Information Business Outlook Report 2006 Canadian Organizational Culture Study Career Information Series Employer Apprenticeship Awareness Employer Recognition Event Cambridge Employer Recognition Event Guelph Wellington Employment Supports Awareness Day Essential Skills Breakfasts Essential Skills Tool Kit Establish Rural Based Skills Strategy Committee Establishment of PWD Employment Network Fast Track to Registered Practical Nurse/Health Sector HR Demand Research Health Care Career Symposium High School OYAP Scholarships Immigrant Labour Market Research Job Fair Coordination Project Job Fairs - Entry Level and Retail & Hospitality Job Fairs - Transportation Warehousing and Logistics Sector

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2009-2013 PARTNERS Aberfoyle Metal Treaters Agricultural Management Institute BioTalent Canada Cambridge Memorial Hospital Career Education Council Centre for Excellence in Financial Services Certified Management Accountants Ontario Chamber of Commerce Greater Dufferin Area City of Cambridge Communitech Technology Association County of Dufferin Dufferin County Manufacturers Association Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium Georgian College Grand River Foods Guelph Inclusiveness Alliance Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Humber College Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region Labour Education Program of Waterloo Region Manufacturing Innovation Network Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ministry of Community and Social Services Ontario Pork Industry Council Ontario Trillium Foundation Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre Orangeville Economic Development Our Place Youth Centre Plastiflex Region of Waterloo Forward Community Infrastructure Group Rรถchling Engineered Plastics Service Canada Skills Canada - Ontario

SkillsInternational.ca Town of Orangeville Township of Mapleton Township of Wellington North Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Waterloo Wellington Adjustment Committee Network Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation Xogen Industries

Green Job Profiles Growing the Food Continuum High School OYAP Scholarships Immigrant Employment by Field of Study - Waterloo Region and Wellington County Intergenerational Workplace Employer Conference Intersections 2009 Lens On Local Industry Construction Local Labour Market Plan Consultations - Cambridge & Guelph Making Cent$ of Abilities Manufacturing Breakfast Manufacturing Supply & Demand Study Mentor Build Monthly Labour Force Employer Survey for Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Promotion of Manufacturing Industry to Youth Promotion of Non-Traditional Occupations to Women Promotional Materials to Assist Adjusted Workers Research on Industries Poised for Growth Source One Job Fairs Cambridge and Guelph

The Changing Landscape of Employment TOP Consultation Not-ForProfit Sector Waterloo Region Manufacturing Industry Analysis Workforce Summit - County of Wellington Working in Rural Wellington Youth Employment Research Youth/Student Stakeholder Consultation ZOOM Health Care Career Day

PROJECTS Agricultural Employment/ Careers Marketing Committee Agriculture Training and Education Forum BioManufacturing Transferable Skills Project Career Profiles in the PeopleDriven Sector Careers in Automotive Manufacturing Careers of Today Training for Tomorrow Community Coordinator Creative Class Research Wellington Dufferin Creative Class Workers Displaced Manufacturing Workers Case Study Ontario Works Dufferin County Youth Event-Employment Expectations Dufferin Training Sector Advisory Committee - Plastics Economic Day of Discovery Employer Recognition Breakfast Employment in the NEW Manufacturing Engineering Networking Events E-Scan of Employer Resources - Youth Employment Retention Finance Industry Career Transition Opportunities Future Of The Food Economy

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2013-2017 PARTNERS A. O. Smith Agilec AIESEC Laurier Canadian General Tower Limited Canadian Hearing Society Conestoga Career Centre Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence Dolphin Digital Technologies Inc Dufferin Board of Trade Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium Farm Start Guelph Wellington Small Business Enterprise Centre Health Care Human Resources Committee of Waterloo Wellington Human Systems Incorporated Kuntz Electroplating Inc. (KEI) Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. Ontario College of Trades Ontario Co-operative Association

Ontario Drive & Gear Limited Randstad Region of Waterloo Public Health RESOURCEFUL Rural Ontario Institute Scott’s Directory Town of Erin Township of Centre Wellington Township of Woolwich Waterloo Economic Development Corporation Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership Waterloo Region Record Wellington Waterloo Community Features Development Corporation Workforce Planning Ontario YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo

PROJECTS A. O. Smith Job Connections Event Agriculture Industry Research Project Community Coordinator Disabilities Mentoring Day Employer Engagement KW EmployerOne Survey EO EXPO 2014-Get Connected! Finance Industry Career Opportunities Focus on Food and The Economy Health Care Human Resources Strategy Introducing SME Businesses to the Employment Ontario Network Labour Market Information Needs Assessment Lens on Local Health Care Making Cent$ of Abilities Manufacturing and Key Industry Job Fair

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Manufacturing Day Manufacturing Industry Career Promotion REAPOntario Supporting the Health Care HR Strategy Working in Rural Wellington Youth Employment - Road to Success

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1997-2017

NUMBER OF PARTNERS

NUMBER OF PROJECTS

164 161

NUMBER OF CUMULATIVE IMPACTS

BUSINESS:

PUBLIC:

STUDENT:

4,500 13,495 7,385

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Congratulations to Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on 20 years of service and support of newcomer employment efforts Inspiring Immigration Connections in Waterloo Region www.immigrationwaterlooregion.ca

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Congratulations

to our friends at the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on

20 years of service to the community!

from

Leaders in inspiring Ontario’s youth workforce www.skillsontario.com

CONGRATULATIONS Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin I wish to extend my congratulations for the celebration of your

20th Anniversary Thank you for the contributions and positive impact you have had on our community. Marwan Tabbara, Member of Parliament Kitchener South- Hespeler 153 Country Hill Drive, Kitchener, ON 519-571-5509 marwan.tabbara@parl.gc.ca

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our community partners who have contributed to the development of our 20th Anniversary publication. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions in support of our 20th Anniversary publication and all of our 20th Anniversary events in 2017.

20th Anniversary Sponsors

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Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Celebrating 20 years of serving the community in 2017!

218 Boida Ave, Unit 5 Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 www.workforceplanningboard.com

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