Mark Chapeskie

Vice President of Program Development
Electricity Human Resources Canada

As Vice President of Program Development, Mark leads the project and program delivery teams at Electricity Human Resources Canada.

Mark has managed research and programs to transfer skills from regulated occupations into unregulated occupations while minimizing jobseeker retraining. This program development relied on a strong staff team as well as reliance on meaningful partnerships with industry. Mark is very familiar with labour market research projects. Once research has been completed, he works to secure federal and provincial funding to support strategic labour market interventions to better integrate under-represented groups entering the labour market. This work has included programming to support new graduates, newcomers to Canada and people with disabilities.

Mark has also worked in the international development field in sub-Saharan Africa where he focused on local economic development initiatives and judicial reform. He began his international development journey with a livelihood development research project in Uganda. His work has also taken him to Asia, where he taught English and developed curricula at local schools in Taiwan, experience he has applied in Canada in the development of an online, industry-specific English language course.

In his spare time, Mark volunteers with organizations such as the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, QuickStart Autism and Chairs the Autism Family Advisory Committee at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Mark holds a BA in Government from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.