About KEEP

Employee Engagement and Retention

Yorkworks' employee engagement and retention project, called KEEP (Keeping Employees through Employer Practices) was funded by the Ontario Government and highlights the best Human Resource practices for keeping and engaging employees. 

The tips and strategies shared by award-winning organizations known for their exemplary retention techniques have been compiled into a series of short and informative training videos that are resources for small and/or emerging companies.

These resources are offered through the Employment Ontario network free of charge to any employer who wants to improve their ability to retain good employees.

Thank you to our presenters:

  • Marie-Hélène Budworth, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, York University

  • John Cardella, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Ceridian Canada

  • Rob Catalano, Vice President, Marketing, Achievers Corporation

  • Rob Chaggares, Partner, Chaggares and Bonhomme, Chartered Accountants

  • Shane Creamer, AVP, Talent Acquisition TD Bank Group

  • Val D'sa, Manager, Administration, Compensation and Benefits, York Region District School Board

  • Jennifer Hobbs, Human Resources Manager, Strategic Information Technology

  • Lisa Kimmel, General Manager, Public Relations Consultant, Edelman Toronto

  • Meghan Livingstone, HR Relationship Manager, TD Bank Group

  • Kirk Merrett, Director, Human Resources and General Affairs, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (previous role)

  • Shawn McIntyre, Community Relations Manager, Kijiji, an eBay Company

  • Perry Monaco, Strategic Product Consultant, LinkedIn

  • Debbie Russell, Human Resources Consultant, RBRO Solutions

  • Dennis Tao, Interim Executive

  • Laura Williams, Lawyer and Principal, Williams HR Law Professional Corporation

  • Caroline Yang, Partner and Human Resources Consultant, MultiCultural Business Solutions

  • Project Staff: Shawn Shepheard, Laura Mackenzie, Karen Cashin, Joyce Yamashita, Hank Devos, Evan Hoyle

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