In June 2008, Niagara was selected by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as one of seven demonstration pilot areas as part of the Employment Ontario implementation of the Integrated Local Labour Market Planning framework (ILLMP). This framework recognizes that government is responsible for its programs and budgets but responds to a plan developed within a culture of coordination and shared accountability, endorsed and supported by community, business leaders and other provincial, federal and municipal governments.
The inaugural Niagara Labour Market Planning Committee was formed with a mandate to guide and influence a local, community-based planning process, address current labour supply and demand needs, and anticipate future needs from an evidence-based perspective.
The planning and consultation for A Vision in Action was grounded in a process that ensured a broad outreach to local businesses, job seekers, educators, community agencies and other stakeholders. Over 1,000 individuals were consulted through targeted meetings, e.g. business associations, labour groups etc, and facilitated community meetings (English and French) open to the public and held across the region.
This integrated local labour market planning initiative was facilitated by Niagara Workforce Planning Board, serving in a secretariat role.
The planning and consultation process resulted in the creation of a five-year strategic labour market action plan for Niagara. The Niagara Labour Market Plan 2009-2013…A Vision in Action was released September 15, 2009.
Below you will find links to various documents related to the planning and consultation process, including meeting summaries, presentations, and interim reports.
Community Forum - April 7th, 2009: Presentation
Community Consultation Meetings
Labour Consultation Meeting - April 15, 2009
Agency Executive Directors Meeting - April 14, 2009
St. Catharines & District Labour Council Meeting - April 1, 2009
Niagara Industrial Association Meeting - November 20, 2008
Niagara Hospitality Human Resources Professionals Association Meeting - October 15, 2008
Niagara Home Builders Association Meeting - October 14, 2008
Community Consultation Presentations
NWPB Presentation - ILLMP Stakeholder Meeting - January 27, 2009
Ron Painter, CEO, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board - January 27, 2009
Employment Support Agencies Consultations/Presentations
EDs Breakfast Presentation - December 2008
Employment Agency Survey Results - EDs Breakfast December 2008
Integrated Local Labour Market Planning
A Vision in Action...Community Consultation Report
ILLMP Fact Sheet - October 2008
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - Letter to Stakeholders
Ministry of Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - ILLMP Overview
Local Labour Market Planning Committee
Niagara Labour Market Information is available at www.niagaraworkforceboard.ca
Thank you for your contribution to A Vision in Action