Shifters

SHIFTer [ˈSHif-tər] noun

  1. an engaged, dynamic and ambitious 19 to 40 year old living, working or doing business in Thunder Bay.
  2. a young person who believes in their own potential and wants to connect with others to get things done.

SHIFTer of the Month

Jason Whatley

Jason Whatley

I was born and raised in Thunder Bay Ontario and have lived in the same house my whole life. I love hiking around Thunder Bay and enjoying the views of Mount McKay and The Sleeping Giant. Everyone is so friendly here and I’m a proud Canadian!

I’m a recent graduate of the Business Administration - Human Resources Program at Confederation College. After I received my diploma, I completed a summer internship at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win as a Recruitment Assistant. I successfully recruited several students for multiple post-secondary programs in Indigenous communities across Ontario. After completing this work, I realized the positive impact I could make in the lives of youth and continue this endeavour as the volunteer coordinator with Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth. They provide Indigenous students with the opportunity to develop hands on skills by working on community projects from start to finish.

While not at the office, I’m passionate about cross country running and boxing throughout the week. 

I’m currently working as a Research Associate at Phelpsgroup where I’m responsible for fulfilling numerous executive searches across Canada. I also complete in-depth interim contract assignments to fill short term assignments locally in Thunder Bay. Phelpsgroup is one of Canada’s leading recruitment and executive search firms, originating from Thunder Bay in 1986. Since that time, it has continued to expand and now has a location in Toronto. The Thunder Bay location focuses primarily on helping companies and clients fill short- and long-term contract positions ranging from office and administrative roles such as reception, administrative assistant, accounting and data entry to specialized management assignments including information technology, marketing, sales, and finance.

Phelpsgroup is the only firm specializing in this kind of recruitment and contract search work in Northwestern Ontario. We pride ourselves in filling unique searches: finding the right person for the job immediately.

We strive to expand our outreach with new business professionals around the city on a personal and professional level and share SHIFT’S value; to help drive the community forward.

Phelpsgroup continues to expand its candidate pool and anyone interested in taking advantage of this unique service in Thunder Bay can visit Phelpsgroup.ca.

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Jessica Coley

SHIFTer Information

Shift is an incredibly diverse group of young people representing many professions and backgrounds. From business owners, entrepreneurs and trades people; to students, health specialists, and government employees, the uniqueness and connectedness of our members sets us apart. We offer three different types of membership to ensure that everyone can receive the benefits of becoming a SHIFTer. Not sure which membership you fall under? Send us an email under the CONTACT tab at the top of the page! Join SHIFT today.

SHIFTer - SHIFT Annual Membership

Are you an engaged, dynamic and ambitious 19 to 40 year old living, working or doing business in Thunder Bay? Do you want to connect with others to get things done? SHIFT aims to retain and attract young professionals in Thunder Bay and support those #YPs to realize their goals while making an impact in the community. Sound like you? Register for a SHIFT Annual Membership to connect with like minded individuals in our community. 

Benefits of becoming a SHIFTer include:

  • Attend awesome events at a discounted rate (as a SHIFTer you receive 20% off all ticket prices and receive exclusive event details in advance)
  • Be featured in our online SHIFTer Directory
  • Attend SHIFTer ONLY events
  • Access our SHIFTer exclusive Job Board / Volunteer Bank
  • Meet new people, make connections and build partnerships in the community
  • Help drive Thunder Bay forward
  • Have the opportunity to become the SHIFTer of the Month that gets recognized on our website and our social media
  • Have the opportunity to join any committee that is lead by a SHIFT board director
  • Receive a special invitation to our year end thank you event
  • Have the opportunity to vote for SHIFT's board of directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Have the opportunity to partake in discussions and surveys that represent young professionals
 
SHIFT Ambassador

Are you over the age of 40 but still want to support young professionals in our community? Do you still want to be able to network with those #YPs that could potentially be your employees? We want your wisdom and for you to continue to stay involved and engaged with SHIFT. Sound like you? Register for a SHIFT Ambassador membership to continue to network and support young professionals within our community.

Benefits of becoming a SHIFT Ambassador include:

  • Attend awesome events at a discounted rate (as a SHIFT Ambassador you receive 10% off all ticket prices and receive exclusive event details in advance)
  • Be featured in our online SHIFTer Directory
  • Attend SHIFTer ONLY events
  • Access our SHIFTer exclusive Job Board / Volunteer Bank
  • Meet new people, make connections and build partnerships in the community
  • Help drive Thunder Bay forward
  • The opportunity to join any committee that is lead by a SHIFT board director
  • Receive a special invitation to our year end thank you event

Please note: SHIFT Ambassadors will be ineligible to vote during SHIFT's board of director elections as well as they will not be able to partake in surveys and discussions where the young professional demographic is being represented. 

SHIFT Corporate Partner - Corporate Membership

Register up to 5 members of your young talent through our new Corporate Membership for cost savings and the opportunity to connect your organization with our coveted list of members. Each member must be registered with an employee name and those individuals will be able to access the full range of individual membership benefits. Want to register more than 5? Access the corporate discount of $50 per additional member when registering today. E-mail info(at)shiftnetwork.ca to arrange for more than 5 employees under your corporate account.

EXCLUSIVE Corporate Membership Benefit: Opportunity to send out one e-mail to SHIFT members at a cost of $100.

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