County of Simcoe and Area Partners to Host the Workforce Connect Conference


The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office (EDO), in collaboration with area partners, is pleased to host the 2023 Workforce Connect Conference. The Conference is being held in-person at Tangle Creek Golf on June 7 between 8 to 10 a.m. with an online option taking place on June 8 between 9 to 11 a.m. 

The Workforce Connect Conference is intended to bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs and human resource professionals across sectors including manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, tech and more! It has been designed to help share knowledge, advice, and best practices. The event will include keynote speakers and roundtable discussions. Topics include: 

  • Building, Attracting and Retaining Our Workforce
  • Creating Workplace Cultures That Attract and Retain Talent 
  • Keys to Future Proofing your Talent Strategy
  • Labour Shortage: The Challenges and Innovative Solutions 
EVENT:Workforce Connect Conference ​
Date Wednesday, June 7, 2023 Thursday, June 8, 2023
Time8 to 10 a.m.9 to 11 a.m.
LocationTangle Creek Golf
4730 Side Rd 25
Thornton, ONL0L 2N0
Link to be provided upon registration
RegistrationSpace is limited so reserve your spot today!

This event is presented in partnership with the County of Simcoe, the cities of Barrie and Orillia, the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board and Literacy Network, and the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. 

“Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board and Literacy Network is thrilled to support the 2023 Workforce Connect Conference, a platform that brings together local industry leaders to address the challenges and opportunities in our region. This conference will play a crucial role in fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and shaping innovative solutions for building resilient workforces and attracting and retaining top talent. We invite all employers and stakeholders to join us for this one of a kind event as we work together to strengthen our workforce and drive economic growth in Simcoe Muskoka.”

Kelly McKenna, Executive Director, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board & Literacy Network

About County of Simcoe
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