Landing Talent - 4th Annual Stakeholder Summit

Saulnierville, NS

Landing Talent - 4th Annual Stakeholder Summit


As part of small business week, the Western Regional Enterprise Network is pleased to invite all industry stakeholders to our 4th Annual Stakeholder Summit - Landing Talent.

We have listened to your concerns about human resources and the labour market and this workshop is being designed to help you find the resources you need.

This years summit will be held at the Clare Veterans Centre, October 17th and will be a half day event of learning, connecting with your peers and learning what the Western Regional Enterprise Network is doing for you.

A mid-morning nourishment break and lunch will be provided and pre-registration is required.


(agenda subject to change)

8:30am - Registration Opens

9:30am - Welcome

9:45am - Western REN Update

10:05am - Panel: Workforce Challenges and Opportunities

From an employee perspective, we will explore the resources available to support a quality workforce - now and into the future.

  • Jill Flynn-Comeau, Youth Pathways, Tri-County Regional School Board
  • Francine Thimot, Nova Scotia Works, Employment Services
  • Renette Muise, Workplace Education, Labour & Advanced Education

10:35am - Refreshment Break

10:55am - Panel: Recruiting Challenges and Opportunities

From an employer perspective, we will uncover challenges and resources available to business at various stages of growth.

  • Dr. Michele Comeau, SouthWest Dental, Yarmouth and Meteghan
  • Christie MacDonald, HR Manager, Yarmouth
  • Kelly Lanigan-Gavel, HR Manager, Comeaus' Sea Foods Ltd.

11:20pm - Lunch

11:55pm - Learning Activity

Facilitated table exercises will guide participants through various stages of HR needs and challenges. Participants will learn how to navigate the resources available to the benefit of their firm's productivity.

1:15pm - Final Words

2:00pm - OPTIONAL CLINIC - Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project - Immigration for Employers

Learn about the pilot immigration stream launched in the spring of 2017. This pilot is intended specifically to help employers fill their workforce gaps. Find out if your workforce needs are eligible for this project and take your next steps. No registration needed.

To Register for Summit

Select a participant category (private, public, potential employee) on the side before proceeding to registration page.

If you have any questions or trouble registering please email