Chatham-Kent: IN-PERSON CK Talent Attraction and Retention - We're In This Together

Date and Time

Starts:01/17/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:01/17/2023 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:01/06/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Son's of Kent Brewing Company 27 Adelaide St South Chatham, Ontario


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Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event.

Online registration is required. A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

Event Sponsor

Chatham-Kent employers are seeking talent to sustain and grow their businesses, which supports a vibrant and healthy community. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent's (MCK) Community Attraction and Promotion (CAP) team works to support employer talent attraction and retention efforts by providing Labour Market Information, community-wide marketing support to attract talent, and support in welcoming new talent and helping them connect to and build a home in Chatham-Kent. We don't do this alone. The Chatham-Kent Talent Attraction & Retention Framework, includes seven key components, with many community stakeholders, partners and employers having vital roles for success.

This presentation will introduce members of the MCK Community Attraction & Promotion team; outline each of our roles within the Talent Attraction & Retention framework; and highlight ways CAP partners with employers to support talent attraction and workforce development. Join us to learn more!

Learning Objectives:

1. CK Talent Attraction and Retention Framework - what is it and who is involved?

2. Labour Market Information - what is available and where to find it?

3. Attracting and Retaining new talent in Chatham-Kent - what supports are available for employers?


5:30 PM   Registration and Networking (with snacks provided)

6:25 PM   Chapter Announcements

6:30 PM   Speaker Presentation

8:00 PM   Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  January 6, 2023 at 8:00 AM.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

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Speaker bio(s)
Audrey Ansell

Audrey Ansell M.A., Ec.D graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economics from University College Dublin, Ireland and having worked as an investment analyst/stockbroker in the UK, she then immigrated to Chatham-Kent. Audrey is a Certified Economic Developer and the Director of Community Attraction & Promotion for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. With a portfolio focused on attracting and retaining talent, residents and visitors as well as developing the workforce, Audrey’s work is centered on applying the core principles of economic development to community economic development initiatives. The end goal of this work is to help immigrants, young people, employers, community residents, and tourism businesses achieve success in Chatham-Kent.

Victoria Bodnar

Victoria Bodnar is the Manager of Community Attraction and Promotion (CAP) with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. She has worked with CAP for 8 years, since her time as a summer student working on an International Student Resident Attraction and Retention project, and has since worked across the team on the Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership, and Resident Attraction and Retention (LivingCK) before taking on her current role to support team-wide talent attraction & retention efforts. Victoria has a Bachelors of Arts in Global Development from Huron University College (Western University) and came baCK to Chatham-Kent herself after her studies. She currently lives in Chatham and is a proud CK resident.

Teresa Fysh

Teresa Fysh has a three-year diploma in Business Administration – Accounting and certificate in Community Engagement, Leadership, and Development. Teresa has extensive project management skills and the Chatham-Kent: A Welcoming Community – Know Your Rights! Community & Police Relations booklet developed in partnership with Chatham-Kent Police Services and a Welcome Sign in different languages featured in all Chatham-Kent Library branches. The Know Your Rights booklet was recognized as provincial standards for the development of future newcomer material by University of Western Ontario.

Jason Stubitz

Jason Stubitz is the Coordinator of Workforce Planning and Research with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Community Attraction and Promotion division. His work focuses on leading labour market information research and helping support the initiatives of the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board toward identifying workforce development priorities. After graduating University, returned home to Chatham-Kent and began career at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, spending three years with the Chatham-Kent Public Library, six years with the Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership, and in the summer of 2022 accepted the position of Coordinator of Workforce Planning and Research.