MiHR Team

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

​Ryan Montpellier

Executive Director

Ryan has over 15 years of experience in identifying and addressing human resources and labour market challenges in the Canadian mining industry. Appointed as Executive Director in 2008, he leads all of MiHR’s strategic activities and represents the Council on various industry and government committees and advisory panels. Ryan is a past recipient of the Canadian Institute of Mining - Young Leadership Award and the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill award. He is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences and events and was a past Distinguished Lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). Prior to joining MiHR, Ryan held various leadership positions with high-tech companies in the Ottawa region. Ryan holds a number of degrees including an MBA and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

rmontpellier@mihr.ca

Dana Imbeault

Senior Director, Operations and National Occupational Standards

Dana is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of MiHR’s programs and activities. She also leads a team in the development of a suite of National Occupational Standards to be used by industry to help develop the required skills and competencies of its workforce, and leads the implementation of MiHR’s Canadian Mining Certification Program – a national program that recognizes the expertise of the industry workforce. Dana also provides oversight and guidance on the implementation of MiHR’s Mining Essentials Program: An Essential Skills and Work Readiness Program for Aboriginal Peoples.

dimbeault@mihr.ca

William Meyer

Director, Marketing and Communications

William Meyer is responsible for planning and providing strategic direction to effectively promote and build awareness of MiHR and its programs, projects and services. A strategic, results-oriented communications professional, William has nearly 15 years’ experience in the non-profit, association and government sectors – and has served as the head of communications for two industry associations. William also leads the development and implementation of marketing and communications activities that support all aspects of MiHR’s strategic plan.

wmeyer@mihr.ca

Erin Mills

Director HR Research and Labour Market Intelligence

Erin manages a team of economists who carry out programs and projects related to labour market intelligence, HR research and human capital policy analysis. With over 15 years of experience, Erin has worked extensively on issues related to work, employment, education, lifelong learning and training, providing leadership, research and guidance to various industries. Having taught social research methods at the university and college level for several years, Erin also has substantial knowledge and experience using of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

emills@mihr.ca

Pascale Larouche

Director of Training and Workforce Development

Pascale develops and distributes tools that help employers effectively engage with Indigenous peoples. She leads the continued expansion of the Mining Essentials Program through engaging partnerships, and her focus is to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in the mining industry and assist in building a work-ready and safety conscious Indigenous workforce.

plarouche@mihr.ca

Jamie Wolcott

Chief Labour Market Economist

Jamie is responsible for the continuous intellectual development of MiHR's labour market research and forecasting for Canada’s mining industry. He has collaborated with numerous industry stakeholders across the country and has been a key contributor to several of MiHR's research projects. His focus is to identify and understand the primary challenges and opportunities facing in the mining labour market in Canada.

jwolcott@mihr.ca

Jennifer Trepanier

Senior Manager, Finance and Administration

Jen is responsible for the day-to-day financial management and administrative operations at MiHR. Jen holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Laurentian University and has over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining MiHR and the not-for-profit sector, Jen held various intermediate and senior financial analyst positions in the professional service, hospitality and manufacturing industries in Ottawa.

jtrepanier@mihr.ca

Julie Graves

Manager, Communications

Julie manages and contributes to the development of MiHR’s marketing and communications activities, such as social media campaigns, web material, reports and publications. In addition, Julie also leads MiHR participation at events and monitors media hits and opportunities.

jgraves@mihr.ca

Lindsay Coffin

Senior Researcher

Lindsay is responsible for a number of programs designed to address labour market issues in the mining and mineral exploration sector. With over 10 years’ experience working in the natural resources industry as a geologist focused on national and international exploration projects, Lindsay is designated as a professional geologist in Ontario and holds a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences and Chemistry from Carleton University, a Masters in Earth Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a MBA from Carleton University.

lcoffin@mihr.ca

Taylor-Faith Mundee

Manager, NOS

Taylor manages the development and maintenance of MiHR’s suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) defined and validated by the Canadian mining industry. Taylor is responsible for the ongoing implementation of MiHR’s Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP), working closely with industry stakeholders to ensure a credible process for the assessment and recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience of mine workers. She leads the development, implementation and testing of new programs and initiatives using MiHR’s suite of National Occupational Standard. She contributes to project proposals, maintains budgets, prepares and executes work plans and compiles reports.

tmundee@mihr.ca

Lindsay Kajiura

Manager, Diversity Initiatives

Lindsay is responsible for implementing projects that support the engagement of all potential sources of labour to develop an inclusive and diversified workforce across the mining sector. She works on the business development and proposal activities around inclusion and diversity opportunities. She participates in building awareness in careers in mining to various audiences including newcomers, Indigenous people, women and youth, and manages engagement with MiHR’s inclusion and diversity programming. Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Women’s Studies and brings 4 years of Human Resource experience.

lkajiura@mihr.ca

Priya Pandit

Manager, Employment Initiatives

Priya manages Gearing Up, and is responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating various other employment-related programs. She cultivates successful strategic partnerships and leverages relationships with stakeholders, including federal and provincial government, post-secondary institutions, businesses, national industry associations and partners.

ppandit@mihr.ca

Lorry Fortin

Project Manager, Mining Professional Immigrant Network (M-PIN)

Lorry is responsible for the delivery of M-PIN, a project set to raise awareness of Internationally Trained Professionals and develop tools to help reduce possible barriers for them to join the mining sector in Ontario. She is bilingual with project management experience in the national and international not-for-profit sector. She focuses on project planning, facilitation and monitoring governance and partnership engagement to ensure a successful project delivery.


lfortin@mihr.ca

Louise Briglio

Training Coordinator

lbriglio@mihr.ca

Alex Parsons

Communications Coordinator

Alex coordinates with the communications team to write, edit and design market-ready content for the websites, social media pages and other facets of MiHR's public face. He is also making MiHR.ca easier and more efficient to navigate.

aparsons@mihr.ca

Gustavo Jurado

Labour Market Economist

Gustavo collaborates in the planning and development of MiHR’s labour market research and forecasting for the Canadian mining industry. He brings experience in e-commerce and data science, having worked in both public and private sectors. His previous projects have focused on understanding the potential impact of automation on the labour market.

gjurado@mihr.ca

Jennifer Perrault

Office Coordinator

Jen provides administrative support to all MiHR staff and is responsible for the Council’s day to day planning, organizing and coordinating. She also assists with research projects and ensures that all necessary information, supplies and resources are readily available for her coworkers and MiHR’s Board of Directors. She studied social sciences and has a diverse background in customer service and research.

jperrault@mihr.ca