Completed in 2011.

The objective of this project was to assist firms in the sector, both small and large, in developing and applying a strategic approach that would utilize tools and tactics to help them meet labour demand by improving their hire rate, turnover or retention rates, and productivity levels (by helping to hire the right people, when they are needed). Employees were also targetted to benefit through improved job satisfaction and career-development opportunities within the sector, with new entrants from both traditional and non-traditional segments of the Canadian labour market gaining increased knowledge of the potential career opportunities available.

The project resulted in the development of recruitment and retention tools to accomplish that objective through the following three primary outcomes:

Through the project, the CSCSC produced four significant products or tools. These are:

The Recruitment and Retention Toolkit that resulted from this project will assist the sector in accessing and keeping the skilled labour force that is required. It provides employers with the tools they need for effective integration and engagement of employees.

Project Terms of Reference

Project Working Group

Committee Role Name Company/Organization (at time of project)
Chairman Dawn MacKinnon Trans-Logic Executive Search Group Limited
Cambridge, Ont.
Members Rima Awasthi
Sharon Browne MicroSkills
Etobicoke, Ont.
Claude Chouinard Camo-route inc.
Montreal, Que.
Melroy Coelho TransCore Link Logistics Corporation
Mississauga, Ont.
Maria Di Carlo L'Oreal Canada Inc.
St. Laurent, Que.
Raymond Dufour New Brunswick Community College
Dieppe, N.B.
Sharon Ferriss Purchasing Management Association of Canada
Toronto, Ont.
Dwayne Hihn Paltainer Freight Forwarders Ltd.
Mississauga, Ont.
Christopher Imecs MicroSkills
Etobicoke, Ont.
Gregg Levis Georgian College of Applied Arts & Technology
Barrie, Ont.
Steven Levson Healthcare Supply Chain Network
London, Ont.
Linda Lucas ELLE and Associates Inc.
Calgary, Alta.
Ray Tribe Lynden International Logistics Co.
Vaughan, Ont.
Staff Kevin Maynard Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
Mississauga, Ont.
Beverly Myers Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
Mississauga, Ont.