Governance Structure

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The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) is the incorporated entity that holds the contract for the LEPC / CLPE pilot project. As such NSWPB is accountable for overseeing the delivery of the pilot. The Local Employment Planning Council has established an Advisory Committee Structure and will maintain a governance structure which includes:

  • Secretariat: provides support in administration, labour market information analysis and dissemination, and stakeholder liaison for engagement and partnership building.
  • Central Planning Table: comprised of key community representatives;
  • Subject-Matter Working Groups: comprised of key industry, labour and community representatives, key employment service providers, network representative, local advisory groups and representatives of different levels of government; and

The role of the Secretariat is to oversee, review and guide the LEPC / CLPE to fulfill all contract deliverable and commitments. The Secretariat is responsible for the following:

  • Ensure that funding is being used for its intended purpose and that objectives stated in the agreement are being met;
  • Keep a record of progress and accomplishments to-date and maintain accurate financial records;
  • Submit required reports; and
  • Participate in monitoring and pilot evaluation exercises.

The Central Planning Table (CPTis the advisory body for the LEPC, representative of the varied community and stakeholder interests within our region. The NSWPB has always been committed to excellence in serving all communities within the District of Thunder Bay and supports the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equal opportunity and will continue to strive in ensuring the LEPC aligns with these values inclusive of the designated communities for the LEPC.

The CPT is required to be a strategic body and therefore for the purpose of selecting members to serve on the CPT the following factors were considered:

  • Vision;
  • Geographical areas of representation;
  • Populations representative of such groups as Francophones, Aboriginal, Women, Persons with Disabilities, Youth, Diversity, Employers, Industry, etc.; and
  • Regional / Oversight Agencies vs. Service Delivery.

Organizations/Associations represented at the Central Planning Table (CPT):

As of January 2020

  • Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS)
  • Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l’Ontario
  • Confederation College
  • Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario
  • Greenstone Economic Development Corporation
  • Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS)
  • Lakehead University
  • Literacy Northwest
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
  • MTW Employment Services
  • Nokiiwin Tribal Council
  • North Superior Workforce Planning Board/Local Employment Planning Council
  • Northern Policy Institute
  • Northwest Employment Works
  • Novocentre
  • PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise
  • Réseau de soutien l’immigration francophone du Nord de l’Ontario
  • Superior North Community Futures Development
  • Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)
  • Thunder Bay District Municipal League
  • Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
  • Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
  • YES Employment Services

The purpose of the LEPC’s Subject Matter Working Groups (SMWG) are to provide a more focused and in depth discussion regarding specific local labour market issues or subject areas. For examples of the work being carried out, visit our Projects page. The working groups focus on:

Industry Engagement: industry, labour, and community representatives.

Service Planning: service providers, network representatives and local advocacy groups.

Intergovernmental/Inter-Ministerial: municipal, provincial, and federal government departments and ministries that deliver services in the community.

The SMWGs have made a valuable contribution to the discussions regarding the opportunities and challenges in the labour market. The role of the SMWG will continue to evolve as the project moves forward. The current Subject Matter Working Groups are:

  • Apprenticeship Focus Group
  • Employment Pulse Working Group
  • Intergovernmental/Inter-Ministerial Working Group
  • Labour Market Information and Data Working Group
  • Regional Human Resources Steering Committee

If you are interested in joining a Subject Matter Working Group, please contact our office at 346-2940


This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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