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Business, Labour & Community: Partners in Workforce Development

Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) is a local community planning organization that builds solutions to labour market issues by engaging stakeholders and working with partners.

At WPH we envision a thriving Hamilton community where labour market issues are proactively addressed and all individuals and organizations are able to achieve their potential.

WPH’s greatest strength is our comprehensive community representation. Our Board of Directors and project partners represent a diverse range of constituency groups, including:

  • Business
  • Labour
  • Education and training
  • Equity groups

Drawing on the expertise of such a broad cross section of our community enables us to better identify and address existing and anticipated labour force needs.

Each year WPH produces a Labour Market Plan. The Plan is the result of WPH’s annual community planning process that identifies priority labour market issues in Hamilton and documents their project and partnership solutions. The Plan is a community document and, as such, it can be used by organizations and individuals to inform labour market projects in Hamilton.

In addition to producing the Labour Market Plan, WPH’s annual strategic plan consists of four projects and a few project partnerships every year. These activities rely on the Labour Market Plan and discussion at the Board table.

Workforce Planning Hamilton is one of 26 training boards in Ontario. WPH is a not for profit organization and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

Browse our website to discover our Projects & Partnerships in the community and learn about the local labour force in our Publications. Our Links page will connect you with useful sites relevant to training, employment and labour force information. WPH is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

We are honoured to have won the 2024 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Award (I.D.E.A.) from The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Thank you and we will continue to strive forward with this project.

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