About Us

Creating sustainable employment and prosperity in the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region.


To empower people to find and keep the jobs they want, and employers to find the labour they need – to build better lives, better communities and a better world.


Creating prosperity and transforming communities through sustainable employment.


Responsiveness, collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation, accountability.

What We Do

As the Service System Manager (SSM) for employment services in the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services (MKES) — a division of Fleming College — oversees the operation of all employment service providers in Haliburton County, City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Northumberland County, and City and County of Peterborough.

Serving both job seekers and employers, MKES assists its communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention.

By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, MKES aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone.

Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.


Services en Français

Nos fournisseurs de services Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services son theureux de fournir un soutien à l’emploi en français et en anglais.  Pourles services en français, veuillez envoyer un courriel: mkes@flemingcollege.ca et indiquez la zone où vous avez besoin de service.

En function de votre emplacement, les services peuvent être fournis en personne, par téléphone, par e-mail ou par écrit.

Contact Us

Peterborough Square
360 George Street North, Unit 58
Peterborough, ON  K9H 7E7


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Meet our Team

Sarah Haase
Quality Assurance Specialist

Responsible for contract management, data and analysis, evaluation, performance management, systems (CaMS and Common Assessment)

Rebecca Wasson
Employment Retention Specialist

Responsible for program and service development, implementation, and ongoing frontline support specifically for persons with disabilities and individuals with higher support needs.

Tammy Jinkerson
Career Content Curator

Provides best-in-class resources, enabling Service Providers in the MKES network to have the career and employment content needed to fully support their clients in gaining employment, and their employers in retaining workers.

Paula Walton
Public Relations

Responsible for brand management across the MKES network, marketing and communications, employer/stakeholder relations and outreach.

Amrit Singh
IT Analyst

Develops and implements technical solutions based on MKES business requirements and projects.

Joy Cyr
Administrative Assistant

Point of contact for employment service providers, responsible for frontline service for public inquiries and MKES team logistics.

Our Virtual Employment Advisors

Our Virtual Employment Advisors, Michelle and Tiffany, provide on-demand support to job seekers, employers, and community members via live chat and video conferencing directly from our website. Our Advisors are available online between Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to provide you with information and advice about job search, resumes and cover letters, interview techniques, posting a job, and many other career and employment topics.

Not sure if our Advisor can help?  Just ask, click our Live Chat button now.

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Michelle Hennessey

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Tiffany McDavid



Peterborough ON – (July 11, 2022) — Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services is inviting business, organizations and communities within the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region to light up their buildings, offices, and landmarks in purple and blue lights on October 20 during the Light It Up! For National Disability Employment Awareness Month™ (NDEAM). The display of coloured lights will show support for hiring persons with a disability and ignite conversations about disability inclusion in employment.

This annual nation-wide event is organized by Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN), Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE), MentorAbility Canada, and Jobs Ability Canada.

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