Sarnia Water Front

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.

Operating as part of Workforce Planning Ontario, we are one of 26 local planning board areas mandated by the Government of Ontario 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 Our Staff and Board Of Directors

Laura Greaves

Executive Director

Laura Greaves was born and raised in Calgary. She received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Calgary and then spent a year teaching English in Hong Kong before moving to Ontario in 2005. She received her Master of Arts in History from McMaster University and her PhD in Modern European History at the University of Waterloo in 2013. She lives in Sarnia with her partner and her two boys.

Mikelle Bryson-Campbell

Senior Research Associate

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.

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Rob Janoska

Research Associate

Rob has attended both Fanshawe College and Western University in London where he studied Recreation and then BusinessRob has worked in the area of entrepreneurship, recreation and social services.  Rob has spent 9 years with the Goodwill Career Centre in Sarnia in different capacities but most recently is a job developer assisting employers find, develop and retain talent in their businesses.  Rob is married with 2 young girls ages 10 and 8. 

Kshitij Nilesh Sule

Co-op Student

Kshitij is pursuing his post graduate diploma in Advanced Project Management and Strategic Leadership program at Lambton College. He is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and is currently working at SLWDB as a Co-op student.  After completing his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering, he came to Sarnia for his post graduate diploma.

Board Of Directors

Labour

Ted Hext
Andy Brake
Chad Hogan

Business

Al Duffy – Board Chair
Jordan Rudanycz – Secretary/Treasurer
Cari Meloche

Education/Training

Andrea Hands – Vice Chair
Christopher St. Amand

Community Members

Jane Dalziel
Shirley de Silva

Ex-Officio

Colleen Hynes

Laura Greaves