Reminders

Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Owen Sound

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Building Skilled Talent and 2017 Legal Update

By Margaret Law

We started off our Owen Sound & Area autumn SIG schedule on September 27th with two very well attended events hosted by Georgian College as well as a tour of their new Marine Emergency Duty Training Centre.


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Barrie/Midland & Area September 2017 SIGs

By Stephanie Yakimishyn

It seems as though September is the start of a new year, not January, at least as far as back to school and back to Strategic Interest Group sessions go.

The Barrie/Midland and Area Consortium SIGs were, as always, interesting and informative.


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Summer in the Life of an EMC Field Service Advisor

By Stephanie Yakimishyn

The summer hiatus is upon us. One would think, with SIG activity slowing down, we
Field Service Advisors (FSA’s) would be able to sit back and put our feet up and relax
after all the SIG sessions, member visits and other travel to events hosted by EMC during
the rest of the year (there’s a lot of them!)... However, that is not the case!


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On June 8th, the Barrie/Midland & Area Consortium members gathered for our annual Labour Law Update.

Many thanks go to Ivy Eriksen and the folks at Canplas for, once again, hosting the session in their wonderful large training room. There were 31 of us at the session and the size of room allowed optimum comfort for the attendees.

Doug MacLeod and Nicole Simes from the MacLeod Law Firm were our presenters and, as in previous years, they did an excellent job in catching us up on changes and proposed changes.


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Why are our Strategic Interest Groups successful?

EMC's more successful SIG events have a high level of commitment to attending and participating… from Senior Management through to the various key managers, supervisors, lead hands, and shop floor workers who are involved in the decision making process.


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Our 2017 SIG year is off to a roaring start!

By Margaret Law

Government Funding, SR&ED, Integrating Multiple Demographic Groups, Shift Rotation, Injury Investigations and Return to Work Strategies have already been explored this year!


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Finding & Keeping Employees

By Stephanie Yakimishyn

Hiring and retaining employees was the focus of the Barrie/Midland and Area Consortium Strategic Interest Group sessions for both the Quality & Production group and the Human Resources group.
The challenges of finding skilled labour were discussed and this continues to be an ongoing issue.


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Lively discussion happens when you combine the Barrie/Midland Environmental, Health & Safety Strategic Interest Group with the Barrie EMC/WSIB Safety Group sessions!


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Honda of Canada Manufacturing works in 3D!

By Margaret Law

Thank you to Honda of Canada Manufacturing and Lisa Cooper for the tour of their Plant 1 facility.
In less than 24 hours, every spot was taken for this SIG. The weather held out for us and everyone made it to Alliston with time to spare. We even managed to do our “round table introductions” in the waiting room.


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Risk=The possibility of events or activities impeding the achievement of an organizations strategic and operational objectives.
Different types of risk in your processes
Categorizing different types of process failures
Determining appropriate controls



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