ESCLM could not accomplish all that it does without the dedicated commitment of the Members and volunteers on our Committees. From guiding the day-to-day operations to setting a vision of an inclusive community, our volunteers regularly meet to ensure ESCLM members continue to work collaboratively to offer a client-centred ‘No Wrong Door' system.

Common Assessment Process (CAP) Committee

This sub-Committee coordinates and facilitates the design and delivery of the ESCLM’s Common Assessment Process Training program. The Committee also oversees the evaluation and certification of CAP trainers, ensuring excellence in training for every session. CAP Committee members design and revise training curricula to ensure maximum relevance to our agency staff and clients. Members also serve as trainers and mentors for all CAP practitioners across our community.

CAP Committee Members:           

Wendy Richards, Co-Chair, WIL

Deb Armstrong, Co-Chair, Nokee Kwe

Mirella Bryant, YOU       

Maureen Burbank, LEHC

Sergio Chuy, Pathways

Kelly Ransom, City of London

Anne Perkins, Independent

Linda Speers, Goodwill

ESCLM Staff:                                     

Carol Stewart


Professional Development Sub Committee

Due to increasing requests for professional development among ESCLM member agencies, a Professional Development Sub-Committee was formed to oversee the selection and organization of professional development events for our membership. Its mandate is to serve the membership by capitalizing on the core competencies already existent within our member agencies’ staff. Hence, this subcommittee is composed of both frontline and management staff.


Steering Committee


The ESCLM Steering Committee comprises employment sector leaders to identify and gather input to address issues in accordance with the ESCLM's mission, goals, policies, and strategic directions.

The members for 2014-2015 are:

Jerry Colwell, co-chair, Pathways Skills Development

Wilma de Rond, co-chair, WIL Employment Connections

Bill Pigram, Community Employment Choices

Deb Armstrong, Nokee Kwe

John Griffiths, Goodwill Career Centre

Tamara Kaatari, Literacy Link South Central

Steve Cordes, YOU

Darlene O'Neill, Community Employment Services - Fanshawe College

Steve Pellarin, Small Business Centre

Vicki Mayer, ATN Access Inc.

Ex officio members:

Elisabeth White, City of London

Kim Godin, City of London

Robert Collins, London Economic Development Corporation

Elaine Sauve, Ministry of Community and Social Services

Sonja Unger, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

The ESCLM Steering Committee, elected by its membership, is responsible for collaboratively engaging community members involved in the employment and training sector in London and Middlesex County to improve their capacity for dealing with human resource planning and implement labour force adjustments accordingly.

Membership of the Steering Committee comprises management from our non-profit member agencies, and ex officio members respresenting our funders from three levels of government. Its activities are focused on strategically building organizational and sector capacity through effective communication and information sharing, community development and sectoral planning, for the purpose of providing relevant and responsive programs and services that meet the needs of job seekers in in our community. It is through this collaborative and integrated approach that we are able to build the capacity of the community in which we serve.

The Steering Committee is supported by Carol Stewart, ESCLM Project Manager.