Who We Are

We support the richly diverse workforce of Sarnia Lambton

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 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.
Samantha Saucier
Research Associate

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
Research Associate

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.

Board of Directors

Labour

Ted Hext

Andy Brake

Chad Hogan

Business

Chantelle Core – Chair

Jordan Rudanycz – Secretary/Treasurer

Al Duffy – Vice Chair

Education/Training

Christopher St. Amand

Andrea Hands

Community Members

Jane Dalziel

Shirley de Silva

Ex-Officio

Colleen Hynes

Laura Greaves

 

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