HISTORY OF THE COUNCIL
The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council was created in late 2005 in response to a top-priority recommendation in the 2005 supply chain sector study report published by the Canadian Logistics Skills Committee. Key points in the Council's history since then are featured below.
- Executive Director Kevin Maynard was hired
- Inaugural Board of Directors was put in place
- Office was set up in Mississauga, Ont.
- Early focus was on making connections with organizations across Canada
- The Council's first two projects were completed in July 2007:
- The Council partnered with the Joint Learning Initiative, the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal College, the Van Horne Institute and the City of Calgary to deliver "Taming That Monster Under the Bed," a conference intended to create a sense of awareness and of urgency about, and to build the capacity of delegates to adapt to, climate change and environmental pressures
- The Council completed several projects in 2009:
- With UPS and Johnson Controls, the Council presented a job fair for residents of Toronto Community Housing – September 23
- The Council co-hosted, with the Forum for International Trade Training and the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, a very popular, free webinar on Incoterms; listen to the recording of the one-hour session
- Completed Material Handler Skills Upgrading Project
- Completed Recruitment and Retention Project
- Completed Occupational Standards Phase II Project
- Completed Outreach Project
- The four-year Career Focus wage-subsidy program came to an end