Current Issues

Jim Bergeron
Calgary Interfaith Food
Don Borsk (Past Chair)
Metro Retail Supply Chain
Darren Christle (Vice Chair)
Manitoba Infrastructure and
Raymond Dufour
Collège Communautaire du
Brent Ellis
Wills Transfer Limited
John Gauvreau
Canadian Public
Procurement Council
Chris Gonsowski
DHL Global Forwarding
Dwayne Hihn (Chair)
Manitoulin Global
Paul Howatt
McCain Foods Limited
Frances Humphreys
Wilfrid Laurier University
Maria Lindenberg (Vice
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Jean Loitz
INMOTION management
Linda Lucas
ELLE and Associates Inc.
Joe Malon
Nestlé Canada Inc.
David McCormick (Vice
Industrial Staffing Solutions
Richard Moore
Halifax Employers
Mission Statement
"The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council brings together partners in the
sector to develop solutions to the human resource challenges faced by
stakeholders. Recognizing the vital role of the supply chain to Canada's
economy, the Council is committed to enhancing the sector's ability to attract
and retain workers at all levels and across the full range of functions, and to
advancing the skills of those workers."
Current Issues
 CSCSC Transition Planning Committee – The TPC continues its work, focusing
on three major areas of activity: continued due diligence regarding all operational,
legal and governance issues around transition of the Council from its current legal
status as a not-for-profit corporation under the Canada Corporations Act; the
development of a three-year business plan, including budget projections for fiscal
years 2012-2013 through 2014-2015 inclusive; and continued deliberations with SCL
regarding strategic and operational fit. This work is both strategic and tactical, and has
been both inspiring and, at times, tedious. During both the exciting and more mundane
times, all participants have been thoughtful and respectful of the need to consider all
impacts of our work going forward.
As ED of the Council, I would like to publicly thank all members of the transition
planning team for the considerable time, effort and energy that each of you have
contributed over the last three months as we have been planning for the transition. I
would also like to thank the board, executive and staff of SCL for their leadership in
stepping up to the plate to offer an alternative to closure of the Council. Our initial work
is nearing completion, with further details under development for presentation at the
March 22nd meeting of the Council’s board. We encourage all members of the
Association Collaborative to be present or to join us by phone for that meeting. For
further details on the meeting, please call the office.
 HR Study Report Launch – The Council will release the final report of our HR study
on March 22nd, following the board meeting. This report showcases major issues
facing the sector, identifies significant changes in our labour market since the 2005
study, and provides some indication of projections by occupational group. The full
report, including executive summary, will be available at the launch and on the Council
website. Because a major feature of the report is the need for greater connections with
high schools, we will be holding the launch event (and the board meeting) at
Lakeshore Collegiate (Kipling Avenue and Lakeshore Road) in Toronto. Lakeshore
had been a partner of the Council for the last three years, and has graciously offered
to host us for the launch event. Students and faculty from the school, will be joining us.
Hervé Pilon
Cégep André Laurendeau
Lesley Smith
Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Tracey Raimondo
Normandin Transit Inc.
For further information on any of the above, visit,
or call 905-897-1100 / 1-866-616-3468