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Our People

    Meet the Team

    Employment Action’s success is the result of a dedicated team of skilled employment professionals who are ready and eager to support job seekers in their journey to find employment. The team works hard to provide job seekers with the necessary skills and resources to be successful with their search. The Employment Action team members value a collaborative and supportive approach and are committed to continuous improvement.


    Rob Cumming - Director of Support Services

    Rob leads a dynamic team of staff who deliver a range support programming for underserved populations including people living with HIV and diverse members of the 2SLGTBQ+ community. The services provided by his team include employment supports, Positive Youth Outreach, Women’s Support Programming, Gay Men’s Coffee Night, and lunch programs and social support network for people living with HIV. He is passionate about bringing out the best in his team and in building capacity for the communities we serve.

    Jason Smith - Employment Consultant

    Jason is a Career Development Practitioner, Employment Specialist, and avid futurist who brings more than eight years of Employment Consultation practice to both jobseekers and employers looking for that right match. Jason has spent his career facilitating social service and ESL programs at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels both in Canada and abroad. Described as someone intent on bringing a healthy balance of business acumen happily combined with just the right amount of fearless contemplation to the practical realities of the labor market, he is not afraid to think outside of traditional patterns. Believing that a healthy and empathetic community is the foundation for a prosperous economy and the collective individuals who maintain it, Jason’s goal is to help improve the lives of those around him. When not dabbling in social media and journalism, he can be found cheering for his beloved Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 

    Clive Gray - Employment Consultant & Tax Clinic Coordinator

    Clive returns to Employment ACTion as our new Employment Consultant.  Many service users will know Clive as the Service Access Coordinator and Tax Clinic Coordinator with ACT.  As an HIV+ man Clive has a broad knowledge of the challenges faced by people living with HIV on a daily basis and has connected service users to many programs and services within ACT and around the country.

    His global experience as a Senior Manager and Consultant in the Arts & Business Worlds encompasses a wide array of skills and talents. He has experience in the operation of major international arts venues, festivals, full cycle recruitment, training, development, and coordinating IT infrastructure. He brings his seasoned skills in project management that involves international undertakings such as Dewan Filharmonik Petronas [Malaysia], Edinburgh Festival Theatre, and The Edinburgh International Festival.  He also has extensive business experience in global product sourcing, manufacturing, quality control, import and trade logistics that he is able to parlay into his current role.  His commitment to exceptional customer care is fueled by his personal philosophy by Shep Hyken: “Make every interaction count, even the small ones. They are all relevant.”

    In his free time, Clive loves to travel.  He can also be found in the kitchen preparing delicious meals and baking sweet and savoury treats for his family and friends.

    Rebal Arrar - Retention Administration Coordinator

    Rebal is a people person and has spent many years studying and working towards improving the lives of marginalized communities. Using his wealth of experience in his work with Employment ACTion, Rebal works on connecting service users, staff, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) employees and managers to ensure the continuous support and the long-term success of our service users. In addition to liaising with ODSP, he aids in the ongoing evaluation of the program. Rebal has a bachelor’s degree in one of the health sciences and is very committed to exceptional customer service and program delivery. His favorite quote is: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.