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About CKWPB

Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board was created in June 2009 in order to meet a local need to support strategic workforce planning. 

Mandate: The board's mandate is to plan, facilitate and advocate for local workforce development, which is defined as "the development, retention, and recruitment of a wide range of skilled workers to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of Chatham-Kent." The board works to identify immediate job needs and where the jobs of the future will be and then to ensure that the Chatham-Kent workforce is prepared meet these demands. 


Vision

Chatham-Kent's Workforce is an innovative, diversified global partner priding itself on continuous improvement.

Mission

Sector leaders providing innovative, dynamic and integrated strategic direction for stakeholders to provide a globally competitive workforce.

Values

Rural/Urban Work Ethic Inclusivity and Diversity Innovation Adaptive and Responsive.

CK Workforce Planning Board Members

Board members are community representatives who provide a strategic view on workforce trends across the community of Chatham-Kent . Members represent key sectors across the municipality of Chatham-Kent. Current board members are;

  • Arts and Culture  |  Rachel Schwarz - Founder and Artistic Director of Brio Academy
  • Banking/Financial  |  Tracey Walker - Past Chair, Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce/ Relationship Manager, CIBC Commercial Banking
  • Community Services  |  Ralph Roels - Chair, Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Energy  |  JJ Davis - O&M Manager, Kruger Energy
  • Health Care  |  Ron Coristine - Executive Director, Community Living CK
  • Municipal Council  |  Darrin Canniff - Mayor, Chatham-Kent
  • Non Profit  |  Cecily Coppola - Executive Director, Restorative Justice (* CKWPB Board Chair)
  • Education/Post-Secondary Training  |  Mark Benoit - Chair of Academic Studies, St. Clair College

2022 Board Meeting Dates

  • February 17, 2022
  • June 9, 2022
  • September 8, 2022
  • November 9, 2022

Contact Us

CK Workforce Planning Board Administration - Audrey Ansell, Victoria Bodnar

P: 519.436.3299

E: ckworkforce@chatham-kent.ca

W: www.ckworkforcedev.com

Facebook: @CKWPB