New Research Assistant Joins WDB Team

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) welcomes Christina Thomas to the team on Monday, June 5th for eight weeks under the Canada Summer Jobs program. Christina Thomas will be taking on the role of Research Assistant.

“We are excited to welcome Christina to the team,” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “Through the Canada Summer Jobs program, we are able to provide an opportunity for a Research Assistant to gain practical and very relevant qualitative research experience to support WDB.” In her role as Research Assistant, Christina will be responsible for connecting with employers and community partners to inform our Local Labour Market Planning report. Through consultations and surveys, her research will highlight some of the current challenges and opportunities in the local labour market.

“It is my honour to join the team at WDB as a Research Assistant. I am eager to apply my skills and experience to support the organization’s mission of providing valuable labour market information and engaging employer communities,” said Christina Thomas. “I am committed to delivering high-quality research and positively impacting the communities we serve. I look forward to this new opportunity and am confident it will be a great experience!”

Christina graduated from York University with a Master of Development Studies where she conducted qualitative research with teachers in rural Uganda. She also has an undergraduate honours degree in Law and Society. Most recently, she worked as a Junior Analyst for the Government of Canada where she supported the International Co-operation team within Public Services and Procurement Canada, Defence and Marine Procurement Branch, Washington Sector.

Christina’s research, analytical and strong communication skills will be beneficial and very relevant for the project work she will be engaged in at WDB.

Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization serving Peterborough, Northumberland, 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. For more information, visit or call 705-749-3250 (toll-free 1-800-340-0111).

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