Michael Simon

County of Wellington Social Services
138 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4E8
Phone: 519-837-2670 x 3240


Michael Simon has worked in the Social Services field for over 20 years since graduating from the University of Windsor with B.A in Sociology in 1993. He has worked a Caseworker and then Employment Specialist for the Regional Municipality of York. This experience enabled Michael to gain experience with all aspects of the Ontario Works, with a focus on employment. This experience took him to Wellington County to establish the in house Employment Placement Program and then taking on the role of the role of Employment Services Manager and eventually Ontario Works Manager in 2014. Michael’s passion for helping other to continuously enrich their lives led to him completing his Bachelors of Adult Education with Brick University in 2012 with the goal of furthering his own knowledge and gains an understanding of how to help other adults achieve their full potential.

Michael continues to see the value of education in moving people forward and as a result was named President of the Association for Municipal Employment Services in 2014, a non-profit group specializing in the enhancement of training and networking opportunities for employees in Social Services employment field. A leader in the field of developing and administering employment programs for Ontario Works clients and front line employee. Michael continues to education himself; currently taking Leadership Certificate courses through the University of Waterloo to ensure that he will be able to deal with the challenges presented by changing technology and increased globalization







Sherry Lloyd


Haldimand-Norfolk Social Services

Simcoe, Ontario

519-426-6170 ext 3739


“I have been with  with Haldimand-Norfolk Social Services for 30 years.  I have worked in numerous position within Ontario Works and am currently the Placement Coordinator.”




Bonnie Cobb

Conference Co-ordinator 


Region of Waterloo 150 Main Street,

Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8H63

Phone: 519-740-5772

Bcobb @regionofwaterloo.ca


“I have been working in Social Services since 1985 and at the Region of Waterloo since 1991 and have held numerous positions.Presently I am a Senior Caseworker. I am currently the Chair of OMSSA Zone 3 and very excited to be the Representative for the AMES committee.I look forward to  helping develop training and networking opportunities.”




Andrew White


County of Wellington Social Services
321 St. Andrew St. W.
Fergus, Ontario N1M 1P1
Phone: 519-837-2670 x 4801

“Andrew White is the Treasurer for the AMES Organization.  He has worked on the front line as an Ontario Works Caseworker with County of Wellington Social Services for the past ten years and takes a keen interest in promoting skills development and continuing education with his client base to further their available employment opportunities.”



Cecilia Dickson



Ontario Works
County of Lambton
150 N. Christina St.
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 8H3
Phone: 519-344-2062 x 2171




Jeremy Bullock 

Promotions and Special Projects

County of Dufferin Community Services

30 Centre St.

Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2X1

Phone: 519-941-6991 x 2019







Terry Hodgkinson


Region of Waterloo

235 King St, Kitchener, Ontario N2G4N5
Phone: 519-883-2101 X 5626

‘A powerful motivator who helps individuals achieve their potential and create better lives for themselves and others around them”

“Currently employed the last 17 years as an Employment Facilitator and Job Developer for the Region of Waterloo and Employment Ontario. I have a great ability to connect with employers and job seekers to match and facilitate employment needs. A proven and awarded team player. I have over 20 years of working in the Social Service field in education, street work and counseling.”