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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.


    Ryan Lisk - Director of Community Health Programs

    Leading a dynamic team of educators, outreach staff, and support programming for people living with and at risk for HIV. This team works with women, young people, and gay, bi, and queer guys. The range of services include: community development work, employment services, online/bar/bathhouse outreach, psychoeducational workshop about HIV and Social Determinants of Health, Positive Youth Outreach and drop-in program, Totally outRIGHT youth leadership program.

    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. 

    TBD - Employment Consultant


    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.