The National Capital Region hosts an Orientation Session

The Regional Field Coordinators (RFC) in the National Capital Region hosted their first in-person orientation session since 2019 at the end of October of this year. Ronald Thériault (employer) and Michèle Parent (union) welcomed participants from four different regions. This newest cohort spent a week together, immersed in the experiential learning method and getting to know each other and the role of a JLP facilitator.

The training was above and beyond what I had expected. The facilitators were outstanding. Leaving very motivated 😊

Stephanie MacLellan – ESDC (union)

Participants worked with three different JLP in-person workshop learning kits over the week, getting a taste of Prevention Violence and Harassment in the Workplace, Understanding the Collective Agreement and Respecting Differences/Anti-Discrimination.

In the words of Michèle Parent, RFC (union) for the region, “There was genuine support for one another, and it gave me a sense that these folks would be connected well past the end of this orientation session. It was a pleasure to be a part of this strong dynamic!”

A worthwhile investment from my employer.

Erin Robinson – ESDC (employer)

Participants also got to meet a couple of seasoned facilitators, Véronique Langlois (employer) and Zarina Khan (union) over lunch on Thursday to talk about the experience of facilitating for the JLP.

A group of people smile for the camera in a boardroom. Some are standing and some are seated.


Front row (Left to right): Trevis Carey, Kayla Altieri, Suzanne McFarlane, Lysanne Lesage

Middle row (Left to right): Marie Frenken, Guy Bertrand Kamgang, Janelle Bucci, Erin Robinson, Stephanie Anderson, Michelle Paquette, Marie-Claude Chénier, Nineli Reabov, Catherine Lapierre-Ouellet, Ronald Thériault

Back row (Left to right): Easson Haskin, Jonathan Ross, Stephen Richards, Dan Rheaume, Stephanie MacLellan, James Valois, Christine Vallières, Michèle Parent

The JLP welcomes its newest facilitators and hopes their very positive experience was a great introduction to the Program!