Workers build Ontario. How can we ensure our future is one where they are protected, have bigger paycheques, and can take full advantage of new technologies and ways of working? Join Canadian Club Toronto on March 3, in person or online, for a discussion with The Honourable Monte McNaughton on his Working for Workers bills and the way forward to building a better Ontario that puts workers and families in the driver’s seat. The Minister will be joined in conversation by Jake Hirsch-Allen, North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead at LinkedIn.
**The livestream for virtual guests will begin at approx. 12:40pm ET & a link will be provided closer to the event date.**
The Honourable Monte McNaughton
Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Monte McNaughton is a politician, community leader, and former small company owner from southwestern Ontario. He is the MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development. As a member of Provincial Parliament, he is now serving his third straight term.
In June 2018, Monte was sworn in as the Minister of Infrastructure for the province of Ontario. He started on an intensive engagement across Ontario on previously ignored infrastructure needs as Minister. Monte introduced legislation to bring natural gas to rural areas of the province, as well as a plan to bring high-speed internet to underserved areas. He declared in 2018 that he would invest in renovating Canada’s most renowned concert hall, Massey Hall.
In June 2019 Monte was appointed Minister of Labour. He has since opened a new dialogue with Ontario’s labour partners. This has included meeting with more than 150 labour leaders in his first four months as minister. In October 2019 his portfolio was expanded to include Training and Skills Development.
North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn
Jake Hirsch-Allen works with North America’s governments, workforce development organizations, colleges and universities, to leverage LinkedIn’s Learning Solutions and Economic Graph data to close skills gaps. Jake is passionate about supporting disadvantaged groups such as newcomers and refugees, indigenous populations, the formerly incarcerated and people with disabilities.
Jake speaks regularly on the changing nature or future of work and learning. Jake is a Director on the Boards of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity and the Canadian Club and is on the Advisory Boards of the Hot Docs Cinema and Code for Canada and an Executive at the International Council on Badges and Credentials. Jake founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada’s foremost software development bootcamp and Hacking Health. A former intellectual property and international criminal lawyer, Jake was also Chair of the Technology Committee of the Global Education Platform, taught Global Health at McMaster University and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.