2015 Employer Council of Champions Summit

Skills to Jobs: Ottawa’s Human Capital Requirements in the Knowledge Economy

March 3 and 4, 2015

Panel Discussion – Ottawa’s Skills and Human Capital: Supply and Demand


Ram Raju, Kivuto, Magdalene Cooman-Maxwell, LASI World Skills and Saad Bashir, City of Ottawa

Panellists representing both supply and demand spoke of their experiences meeting their own needs and those of the Ottawa’s labour market. Read Panel Summary >>>

Panel Discussion – Activating the Immigrant Skills Supply


Mark Chapeskie, BioTalent Canada, Amber Neville, BDC and Lisa Anna Palmer, Cattelan Palmer Consulting

How do you make the most of the immigrant talent in your company, and in the city? Sometimes it requires taking a critical look at the old way of doing things, said Mark Chapeskie. Read Panel Summary >>>

Panel Discussion – Ottawa’s Human Capital Requirements: Challenges, Opportunities, Actions


Ian Faris, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, Sandra Saric, ICTC and Seema Aurora, TAG-HR

What will Ottawa’s labour market look like in the future, and what will that mean for immigrants? This panel sees the pace of change continuing, the challenges evolving. Read Panel Summary >>>


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