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Tuesday, January 29 • 11:00 - 12:15
212: PANEL: Community Collaboration for a Thriving Workforce

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With today’s labour market and changing demographics, system-focused responses are needed to have a sustainable workforce and thriving communities. How might communities intervene and collaborate to ensure economic inclusion and community prosperity? Join our panellists as they share their expertise in advancing decent work, a living wage, workforce development, attraction and retention strategies, and the community intervention and collaboration that is required.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Adriana Beamans

Inclusive Local Economies Program Director, Metcalf Foundation
Adriana Beemans (Moderator) is the Inclusive Local Economies Program Director at the Metcalf Foundation. She is responsible for program strategy, grantmaking and community partnerships, policy and research. She leads planning and delivery of the Toronto Sector Skills Academy. Adriana... Read More →
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Ryan Deska

Project Lead, Community Development Specialist, Rural Ontario Institute
Ryan Deska is an experienced community development professional, focusing specifically on the issues and trends affecting rural Ontario. As we have seen demographics shifting and changing in a variety of ways throughout rural Ontario, one particular issue that continues to rise to... Read More →
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Peter Honeywell

Executive Director, Ottawa Arts Council
Peter Honeywell's visual artist career specialized in textile design from 1973 to 1988, often working through collaborative and cooperative models. He has held leadership positions at the Ottawa Arts Council since 1990 and has acted as an advisor to the Ottawa Community Foundation... Read More →
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Catherine Ludgate

Manager, Microfinance, Vancity
Catherine Ludgate is a manager of community investment at Vancity. She has accountability for the delivery of the credit union’s microfinance programs as tools for poverty reduction and financial inclusion. She supports partnerships related to facing poverty in our communities... Read More →
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Rosemarie Powell

Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network
Rosemarie Powell is a passionate advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. She has led for over 20 years from the grassroots up,  to support under-represented group’s access to the labour market. Her community engagement work in Jane Finch earned several awards... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 212