The Local Employment Planning Council project relies on business and community leaders to help guide our project work. This is key to developing locally-responsive labour market resources for jobseekers, employers, students, educators, community and government to use.

Learn more about our project governance and community engagement model below.


Click on the list below to learn more about the Central Planning Table or one of the three working groups:


CENTRAL PLANNING TABLE

To ensure that all of the project work completed by the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) is responsive to community needs, is of high quality and drives positive change in the local labour market. The Central Planning Table (CPT) will provide feedback and guide the project work of the Local Employment Planning Council, for the duration of the pilot. All project work must be consistent with the approved Business Plan.

CPT MEMBERSHIP

Members of the CPT are appointed by Workforce WindsorEssex to represent key stakeholders including employers, business associations, employment services, educational institutes, and community organizations. The CPT meets approximately 8-9 times per year.

  • WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
  • Service Canada
  • City of Windsor
  • St. Clair College
  • University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business
  • Tourism Windsor-Essex Pelee Island
  • South Essex Community Council
  • Unemployed Help Centre
  • Ontario Greenhouse & Vegetable Growers (OGVG)
  • Ghanam Consulting

Current Projects

Past Projects:

STAFF CONTACTS:

Justin Falconer
Senior Manager of Public Affairs and LEPC Lead
226-674-3220 ext. 854

Michelle Karr
LEPC Project Manager
226-674-3220 ext. 853


EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP

The Employer Engagement Working Group (EEWG) is responsible for providing input and advice on LEPC activities related to employer engagement to help ensure the local labour market information, community partnerships, and service coordination outcomes of the LEPC pilot are achieved.

EEWG MEMBERSHIP

Members of the EEWG represent employers, business organizations, and industry associations in key industry sectors. The EEWG provides the employer perspective to the work and activities carried out by the LEPC. Members support projects by providing qualitative information on industry trends as well as connections to other local employers.

  • Highline Mushrooms
  • Ontario Greenhouse & Vegetable Growers
  • LiUNA! 625
  • CareerStreams Resources Inc.
  • Bayshore
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada
  • Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing
  • Brave Control Solutions
  • Imaginative Group
  • Coulter Software
  • Splice Digital
  • Gorski Bulk Transport

Current projects

Past projects

STAFF CONTACT:

Katie Renaud
Researcher & Lead Methodologist
226-674-3220 ext. 855


INTERGOVERNMENTAL WORKING GROUP

To ensure that all of the project work completed by the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) is responsive to community needs, is of high quality and drives positive change in the local labour market. The IWG is comprised of active participants who are responsible to provide support and guidance for the development and implementation of the project work for the duration of this phase of the LEPC. Working Group members will serve as ambassadors of the LEPC, fostering community awareness, support and participation in the continued use of Workforce WindsorEssex resources.

IWG MEMBERSHIP

Workforce WindsorEssex will appoint the members of the IWG to represent key government partners, business and economic development organizations, as well as experienced government relations professionals from key industry sectors, while welcoming advice from the Central Planning Table.

  • Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • City of Windsor
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada
  • Institute for Border Logistics & Security
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
  • Service Canada
  • Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
  • Windsor Regional Hospital

Current Projects

PAST Projects

STAFF CONTACTS

Corey Shenken
Researcher
226-674-3220 ext. 850


SERVICE PROVISION WORKING GROUP

The mandate of this group is to provide advice and input and make recommendations to help ensure the integrated planning and service coordination outcomes of the Local Employment Planning Council pilot are achieved. The Service Provision Working group is responsible for providing feedback and input and guiding the project work, as defined, for the duration of this 18-month pilot.

SERVICE PROVISION WORKING GROUP MEMBERSHIP

  • City of Windsor, Employment and Training Services
  • Community Living Essex County
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
  • CS Viamonde
  • Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Insight Advantage
  • Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County
  • Service Canada
  • South Essex Community Council
  • St. Clair College Employment Centre
  • Tri-County Literacy Network
  • Unemployed Help Centre
  • United Way/Centraide of Windsor- Essex County
  • University of Windsor, Career Development and Experiential Learning
  • Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board
  • YMCA of Western Ontario

CURRENT PROJECTS

PAST PROJECTS

STAFF CONTACTS:

Tashlyn Teskey
Researcher
226-674-3220 ext. 856