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Supporting the Non-Profit & Caring Sectors

One of the strategic priorities of the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (WPBWWD) for 2024-2025 is to support employers to attract and retain talent they want and need.

The Non-profit and Caring sectors support the larger workforce and are under incredible strain. WPBWWD will provide research and facilitate collaborative discussion. Together we can fuel innovative ideas on how to gain talent and ensure the health of the sector from a workforce perspective!

In this project we will

  • Research sector-related occupations to determine:
    • composition
    • engagement
    • demand
  • Host events with:
    • Keynote speaker
    • Research findings
    • Collaboration – identify ideas to attract, develop, and nurture this workforce
  • Report:
    • A summary of findings and actions will be shared via report to the community.

To connect on this project please contact Sonya Vanderheide at

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