Talent Attraction and Workforce Development .

Mellor Murray has a strong understanding of the issues and opportunities facing communities in addressing population and workforce demand. Mellor Murray’s work has included equity, diversity and inclusion principles, newcomer readiness, workforce supply and labour demand and attainable housing policy.

Select Projects:

  • Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus, Workforce Strategy
  • Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board, Local Labour Market Plans
  • City of Miramichi, Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
  • Pathways to Prosperity, Public Policy Forum on Helping Canada’s Smaller Centres Attract and Retain Newcomers

Case Study.

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Workforce Strategy

Mellor Murray Consulting was retained by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC), a not-for-profit organization representing 15 upper tier and single tier municipalities in southwestern Ontario to develop a regional workforce strategy.

The assignment included detailed economic and demographic analysis for the individual members and as a region. The stakeholder engagement included 15 community workshops via Zoom, one on one interviews and an online survey of employers, incorporating the feedback of over 500 key stakeholders.

The strategy included recommendations in workforce retention and attraction, leveraging the existing population, attainable housing and enhancing employer recruitment and retention efforts. It also provided recommendations on regional marketing best practices.

The final strategy was summarized in a professionally designed publication and micro-site that serves as an information hub for WOWC member municipalities and workforce development stakeholders.

The Mellor Murray team delivered a comprehensive and evidence-based strategy that addresses workforce demand and positions the region for economic prosperity in the future.  Our stakeholders were most impressed by the team’s unique and creative engagement techniques in garnering input from across the region.   Aileen and her team ensured we had a plan that was tailor made for WOWC with practical actions that we can address and achieve.
Kate Burns Gallagher, Executive Director, Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus

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