Starts: 2016-09-29 Ends: 2016-09-29
The Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWiC) is hosting a Labour Market Symposium in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday,September 29th, 2016. The event will provide an overview Algoma’s labour market and highlight the trends (both local and global) that will have an impact the region in the coming years.
10:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
Jonathan Coulman, the Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation
Local Labour Market Overview
11:00 a.m. Workforce Trends
Tom Zizys, Zizys Consulting (Metcalf Fellow)
Challenges In The Labour Market: What Problem Are We Trying To Solve?
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Linda Nazareth, Economist, Author, Broadcaster
Northern Communities & Global Trends
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Tom Zizys Biography:
Tom Zizys has worked for over two decades as a consultant in the public, not-for-profit and international development fields. For the last 15 years he has specialized in employment programs and labour market analysis, particularly for economically marginalized communities. He is an Innovation Fellow of the Metcalf Foundation where his research focus has been the changing labour market and the working poor. He has taught public policy, program evaluation, international development and community economic development courses at York and Ryerson universities. Tom works regularly with numerous workforce planning boards across Ontario.
Linda Nazareth Biography:
Linda Nazareth is an economist, author, blogger, broadcaster and speaker. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at policy think-tank the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, she is an expert in demographic and economic trends and the way that they will shape our future.
Linda’s latest publication is Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow, a book that started as a presentation to companies looking for help in strategic planning. Economorphics examines the demographic and economic changes hitting the global economy, and the way that they will impact on North American consumers, workers and organizations – with a view to keeping all players ahead of the curve.
Linda is also the Principal of Relentless Economics Inc., and as such provides specialized economics research and consultancy services to organizations in the private and public sectors. Prior to this, for over a decade, Nazareth was the Senior Economic Analyst for Business News Network and Canada’s only full-time on-air economist. Earlier in her career, Linda was a Senior Economist with CIBC, and a an economist with the federal government.
Economorphics is Linda’s third book following The Ever Effect and The Leisure Economy. She is a frequent speaker to business groups, translating economic forecasts into information that can be used for their planning purposes.