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A thriving community powered by a diverse and healthy workforce.


We bring accurate workforce research to improve planning and decision making; and work in partnership across Niagara (and beyond) to address workforce challenges and find solutions.

New ways of thinking and doing

We re-branded in the fall of 2022, away from Niagara Workforce Planning Board and toward Workforce Collective.

After decades of analyzing labour market dynamics, listening to employers and working within different employment systems, we’re more committed than ever to community-based approaches that address the complex workforce issues we’re all navigating.

Everything we do happens in partnership. We collaborate with service delivery organizations and employers who are leading workforce-related solutions. We add value to those efforts through data collection and analysis, grant writing, project design and/ore evaluation, impact assessment, and more. Let’s work together →


  • We listen — Empathy is an important aspect of our work. We’re focused on understanding and centering the needs of others.
  • We are collaborative — We believe in connecting people and ideas to benefit the entire region.
  • We do the right thing — Our work is conducted with honesty and transparency.
  • We are community focused — We’ve built strong relationships with organizations, and are committed to working in community.
  • We are inclusive — We’re dedicated to supporting a workforce that is diverse and fair.
  • We are future aware — Creativity and open-mindedness are key to maintaining our ability to adapt to anything the future may hold.

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We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.

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