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Contest rules for community labour market survey

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Those that take part in a SURVEY conducted by the Workforce Development Board and submit their email address will be eligible to win a $100 Visa prepaid card (one prize), a $50 Visa prepaid card (two prizes) or a $25 Visa prepaid card (four prizes).

One entry per email address.

The decisions of the Workforce Development Board with respect to all aspects of this contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of entries and/or entrants.

By participating in this contest, the entrant is agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these rules.

The Workforce Development Board is not responsible for entries not received for whatever reason.



The contest is open to any person aged 18 or older in the communities of Peterborough (City and County residents), City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton.

Alternate way of entering:

Anyone wishing to enter the contest, who does not wish to complete the survey may send an email to and note in the Subject Line: CONTEST ENTRY. The email must include: First and last name, telephone and email address. These entries will be included in the random prize draw.

Selection of winners and prizes:

One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $100 Visa prepaid card.

Two winners will be randomly selected to receive a $50 Visa prepaid card.

Four winners will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Visa prepaid card.

Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash and are non-transferrable.

Prizes are subject to availability at the time winners ‎are being provided with prizes and prizes may be substituted at the sole discretion of the Workforce Development Board.

Contest closes on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9pm EST.

Winners will be notified by email on Monday, January 22, 2018.

If the prize(s) are not claimed by the announced winner(s) by February 1, then the Workforce Development Board may select another winner(s) randomly, and at its sole discretion.

This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.

Odds of winning depend on number of entrants.

For more information, please email

Now recruiting new members for our board of directors

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. The WDB was established over 20 years ago and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities.

The WDB is recognized as a leader in the province and since December 2015 has been successfully delivering the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) pilot where community and labour market products have been developed and launched and strong community partnerships have been formed.

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the WDB fulfills its mission and mandate and meets the terms and conditions of the Operating Agreement with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. For more information about the Workforce Development Board or the LEPC, click HERE.


The overarching role of the Board of Directors is to:

  • ensure funding is being used for its intended purpose and that objectives stated in the Operating Agreement are being met;
  • provide support to staff with the delivery of the funded projects;
  • understand the WDB’s vision, mandate, programs and functions;
  • directors are encouraged to communicate directly with their community as a means of gathering relevant information to be brought forth to the Board table,

participate in project committees when possible, liaise and communicate with Community Groups, and attend other community partner meetings;

  • prepare for meetings by reading background material;
  • address the need to create a healthy working environment for Board members by encouraging consensus decision making, resolving conflicts in a positive manner, accommodating differences where necessary and remaining updated about current community affairs.


The number of directors shall be a maximum of fourteen (14) and reflect the profile of skills required to effectively govern the WDB and if possible be representative of the organization’s catchment area (Haliburton, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough), gender, business, labour, educators/trainers and employment service providers.


Directors of the WDB meet four times a year through a combination of in-person meetings and teleconferences.


Directors shall serve a term of two (2) years from the date of appointment plus, if reappointed, one (1) additional term of two (2) years.


Interested applicants should send the following information to CEO Jennifer Lamantia at

  • Letter outlining the contribution you’d like to make to the Workforce Development Board;
  • A current Resume/CV;
  • Name and contact information of at least one reference.

If you are nominating someone else, please provide a short letter with your rationale and contact details for your nominee to

Jennifer Lamantia hired as new CEO for Workforce Development Board

WDB logo 5 by 2 and a halfThe board of directors for the Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lamantia will be assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer as of Oct. 30.

She is replacing Joe Celestini, whose tenure with the organization is coming to a close after more than four years with his retirement early next month.

“On behalf of the board, I’d like to thank Joe for his dedication and welcome Jennifer to the team,” said Christian Vesnaver, chair of the WDB’s board of directors.

“She is very personable, knowledgeable, innovative and forward-thinking. She’s also extremely community-oriented and brings a lot of different skills to the table.”

CEO hs webLamantia has more than 15 years of experience in management positions in both the non-profit and private sectors. She most recently served as the manager of business development at Access Copyright, where she was responsible for driving business development initiatives for the education and corporate markets and supporting innovation work. Previous to that, she worked in the educational publishing industry.

The longtime Lindsay resident is actively involved in the community, serving as a member of 100 Women Who Care Kawartha Lakes and recently joined the area Alzheimer Society as a board member. She’s also an avid community gardener at the Lindsay Community Garden, a weekend fitness and yoga instructor at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

“I’m excited and honoured to join the dedicated and accomplished team at the WDB to support our stakeholders with reliable local labour market information and relevant resources that meet their needs,” Lamantia said.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work together with a range of partners as workforce planning and strategies evolve in our dynamic local labour market.”

The Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization serving Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, the WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services and engage employer communities.

For more information, visit or call 705-749-3250 (toll-free 1-800-340-0111).