Who We Are

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Who We Are

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board (SLWDB) is a community-directed, not-for-profit corporation leading Sarnia Lambton in its approach to workforce development and labour market planning.

We function as a neutral broker of research, disseminator of information, and facilitator of collaborative partnership development. Our mission is to identify needs and facilitate solutions to attract, train and retain a sustainable workforce through community partnerships.

Operating as part of Workforce Planning Ontario, we are one of 26 local planning board areas mandated through the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to conduct and disseminate local labour market research and engage community stakeholders in a planning process that supports local solutions to local issues.

Our History

SLWDB, formerly known as the Sarnia Lambton Training Board, was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on November 5, 1997. At the time of incorporation, the Board was jointly funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

Meet the Board of Directors and Our Staff

Mikelle Bryson-Campbell
Interim Executive Director

Mikelle Bryson-Campbell completed her BA and BSc at Cape Breton University, her Master’s at Laurentian University, and her PhD from Western University. Mikelle was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in health innovation. Her past research and peer reviewed publications have been surrounding the treatment and management of chronic pain in injured workers and the impact on employment. Mikelle loves research and she is always interested in cultivating new partnerships in the community. She lives in Bright’s Grove with her husband and three kids.
Samantha Saucier

Samantha Saucier is a Researcher and Project Lead at SLWDB. She graduated from Lambton College’s Business Administration program, and is now completing her Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Marketing. Samantha is passionate about research and development, with education and experience in the renewable energy industry. Samantha actively volunteers with local and international initiatives to promote social, environmental and wildlife sustainability initiatives. She lives in Point Edward with her spouse and 2 dogs.
Meghan Realesmith

Meghan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences with honors in Biochemistry and completed a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology working in research facilities at both UWO and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Before joining our team, Meghan was a college professor, teaching a broad scope of courses in the health sciences. Meghan and her husband are raising their daughter in downtown Sarnia and she is eager to play a role in promoting the economic growth and prosperity of her neighbours throughout Sarnia Lambton.
Katie Horvath

Katie graduated from Lambton College’s Recreation Therapy and Social Service Worker programs, and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Katie is passionate about research and community development, with experience locally as a journalist, community organizer, project planner and advocate in social service. Katie actively designs and creates projects to promote engagement and public awareness of political and social issues and trends. Katie is also passionate about writing, art and music, and lives with her daughter in Mitton Village in Sarnia.