Who We Are
Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg covered by the Williams Treaties. We offer our gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. As a group of individuals that represent this territory’s workforce, we acknowledge and thank the First Peoples for the opportunity to work upon their lands. We agree to continue to bring a focus on reconciliation and to work to ensure the First Peoples are respected and acknowledged in education, training and the workforce throughout their Territories.
Delivering responsive workforce development solutions to meet local labour market needs through knowledge, resources, and partnerships.
A resilient community of partners empowered by labour market information to support and respond to the workforce needs of today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Innovative: We approach every challenge with creativity, integrity, and resourcefulness. We are continuously adapting to meet the changing needs of the labour market in unique and effective ways.
Informative: We equip all stakeholders with the resources, analysis, and tools needed to make strategic and data-driven decisions.
Collaborative: We work collaboratively with our stakeholders, and with one another, towards a common goal of addressing labour market needs.
Responsive: We are open to new approaches and respond to the needs of our community members.