To provide a forum to explore issues, share and create solutions relating to employment strategies in each of the CERP service areas. 

The three service areas are:

  • The City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton
  • The City of Peterborough and the County of Peterborough
  • The County of Northumberland

The service areas of the City of Kawartha Lakes, County of Haliburton, City and County of Peterborough and Northumberland County represent shared service delivery regions consistent with Consolidated Municipal Service Manager jurisdictions. 

Each CERP will operate independently, with co-ordination and sharing of information as agreed between each area.


CERP members will exchange ideas, solicit advice and feedback, and participate in strategic planning about employment services and the broader community’s needs. 

Members will strive to:

  • Explore innovative, results-focused employment program partnerships. Effective service partnerships will complement strategic economic development initiatives at the local level. The strength of relationships among employment agencies will directly impact the capacity of each community to respond to dynamic labour market and economic forces.
  • Improve outcomes for individuals, agencies and the community as a whole through active partnerships.
  • Enhance co-ordination of employment services for individuals, agencies and employers through a broader human services integration approach to planning and delivery.
  • Foster and recognize excellence in innovation among the partners.
  • Plan and share professional development opportunities.


While fulfilling the CERP mandate, members will:

  • Represent the interests of their respective communities.
  • Focus on strategic level planning and decisions.
  • Respect the mandate and capacity of each other’s organizations.


Each CERP will plan specific activities appropriate to local circumstances to enhance the capacity of the community to address the employment needs of its residents.


Membership for each CERP will consist of employment service providers funded by government and their funding agencies providing service within the CERP area.

The Workforce Development Board will support CERP committees in each area. 

There is a commitment by each partner for manager-level presence/representation at every meeting. 

CERPs are intended to be inclusive and participatory. Any agency or provider wishing to join the CERP may request to do so through any existing member. 

A copy of the Terms of Reference and an agency information template will be forwarded to interested groups to determine if they are eligible for inclusion, support the CERP mandate and are committed to the responsibilities of membership. 

After review of the Terms of Reference, the completed information template, along with a letter indicating interest in membership must be forwarded to the area CERP committee. 

Acceptance of new members will be based on the approval of the majority of members present at the earliest possible committee meeting. 

Partners will meet on a regularly scheduled basis as agreed upon by the membership, with a minimum of four meetings per year. 

As capacity permits there is mutual responsibility by members to honour commitments and to actively participate through regular attendance.

The Terms of Reference and membership will be reviewed annually or as agreed. 

 Ethical recruitment practices
CERP member organizations are committed to supporting ethical recruitment and employment practices and expect employer partners and customers to do so as well. 
 Employer Terms & Conditions
Employers utilizing the services provided through this web site or by CERP member organizations must abide by the following Terms and Conditions.  CERP member organizations reserve the right to refuse any person or organization use of its services.

Employers who use this web site service must adhere to the Employment Standards ActThe Ontario Human Rights Code and Occupational Health & Safety Act in their recruitment and employment practices.

Job Postings and Employment Opportunities

Employers must provide the following information in order to post a job opportunity on our job posting website. Failure to do so may result in the job posting not being accepted for posting:

  1. name of organization with full mailing address and phone number
  2. full name of contact person with phone number and email address
  3. an adequate description of the nature of the position being offered and the type of job (e.g., full time permanent, contract, volunteer, etc.)

Recruitment Agencies and Third Party recruiters may be required to provide the name of the organization for which they are recruiting.  This information will be kept confidential, and will not be disclosed in the job posting.

CERP member organizations will not accept the following types of employment:

  1. work that is pyramid-type or multi-level marketing (MLM) in nature, or work for organizations that are pyramid-type or multi-level marketing (MLM) in structure
  2. work which requires the purchase of a service/product, requires a monetary deposit or similar, as a condition of employment
  3. work involving unpaid or reduced pay for training (with the exception of volunteer organizations)
  4. work involving credit in lieu of pay
  5. employment contracts or franchise contracts which charge a fee (i.e. certification fee, licensing fee, equipment purchase, initial investment in a company)

Refusal of Service

CERP member organizations reserve the right to remove or refuse any employer conducting recruitment and advertising job postings where:

  1. non-compliance with these terms and conditions has occurred
  2. incorrect or misleading information has been provided
  3. there are founded complaints regarding unethical recruitment practices
  4. the employment opportunity is considered to not represent a viable work opportunity
  5. the behaviour or conduct of an employer represents unethical recruitment conduct 

Special Events (Hiring Fairs/ Career Information Fairs)

Based on the CERP commitment to ethical recruitment practices employer involvement in hiring fairs and community events sponsored by member organizations will be limited and will exclude the following types of employment:

  1. work that is pyramid-type or multi-level marketing (MLM) in nature, or work for organizations that are pyramid-type or multi-level marketing (MLM) in structure
  2. work which requires the purchase of a service/product, requires a monetary deposit or similar, as a condition of employment
  3. work involving unpaid or reduced pay for training (with the exception of volunteer organizations)
  4. work involving credit in lieu of pay
  5. employment contracts or franchise contracts which charge a fee (i.e. certification fee, licensing fee, equipment purchase, initial investment in a company)

CERP member organizations will not be liable to employers with respect to any loss or damage which may have resulted directly or indirectly in regard to the services supplied by this web site, any individual service provider, or sponsored activity.

CERP member organizations do their best to screen and register businesses, however event organizers do not endorse any particular business, nor do they give any guarantee concerning any employment opportunity which may be presented.  Job Seekers are advised to satisfy themselves that any employment opportunity is selected only after having investigated and understood all terms and conditions of employment which is presented.


By visiting the website of the Community Resource Partnership (CERP), you accept the terms and conditions outlined here. Please note that the CERP may update this policy without notice, and we encourage you to review it periodically. Your continued use of this website will be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the updated Terms of Use.

You agree to allow the CERP member agencies to automatically collect traffic data that may be used for marketing analysis and continuous improvement purposes. If you submit personal information, you do so voluntarily. We will not share your personal information with third parties without your permission or unless we are required to do so by law.

The Community Resource Partnership (CERP) member agencies use reasonable efforts to verify the accuracy of information contained on this website. However, such information is subject to change without notice. CERP does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, timelines, or completeness of the information contained herein. Any person relying on information contained in this website, or who uses a service described on this website, does so at his/her sole risk.

You acknowledge that the services provided by this website and all the material and information contained on this website, including all trademarks, service marks and logos, are the exclusive and proprietary property of the CERP member agencies, our affiliates, suppliers and/or the party credited as the provider of such materials and information. You will not have or acquire any rights or interest in this website or any of the services or other material (including all trademarks, service marks and logos) accessed through this website except as specifically set out in the Terms of Use.

The materials published on or otherwise accessible through this website are protected by copyright both individually and as a collective work or compilation. The CERP member agencies own and retains the copyright in the materials on this website. You may download any material from this website, provided that you do not make any commercial use of or alter or amend any of that material (unless otherwise agreed to by us in writing), and provided that you attribute all material that you download from this website to the CERP member agencies or the authors indicated and that you keep intact all copyright, trade mark or other proprietary notices.

The information and material on this website are provided for informational and educational purposes only. While we try to be as complete and accurate as we can in selecting and preparing the information and other material on this website, all information and other material is provided "as is" without any warranties of any kind and we make no representations and disclaim all express and implied warranties and conditions of any kind with respect to the information and other material on this website. We expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any losses or damages, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential or otherwise, arising from the use of this website, and the services, materials and information provided.

Use of this website is subject to all relevant federal, provincial and local laws and regulations applicable in, Ontario, Canada. Any dispute arising from use of this web site will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. This includes users who access the website from outside Canada.

This site contains links to third party websites as a convenience for users. The CERP member agencies do not endorse and makes no representation about the content or use of third party sites. The CERP member agencies assumes no responsibility for viruses or other destructive items that may infect a website, and is not liable for any damages caused by the use of this web site or third party sites.

The CERP member agencies recognize the importance of protecting your privacy. We take reasonable precautions to keep information obtained from on-line visitors secure against unauthorized access and use. However, complete confidentiality and security is not yet possible over the Internet. We assume no liability for any damages you may suffer as a result of interception, alteration or misuse of any information transmitted over the Internet.

We may routinely collect non-personal information and general traffic data, including domain names, number of visits to the site, time spent and pages viewed. This information may be compiled and used to assess and improve our website.

Personal information is information that identifies you, such as your name, phone or fax numbers or your e-mail address. In general, you visit our site without revealing any personal information. In cases where we ask you for personal information to access special site functions, you submit this information voluntarily. If you do not wish your personal information to be collected, please do not submit it.

CERP member agencies are commitment to maintain privacy and confidentiality. We may disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate to: (a) conform to or comply with any law, regulation or court order; (b) protect and defend our rights or property or that of our suppliers and licensors, whether or not we are required to do so by law; or (c) protect the personal safety of users of our web site or the public. We also reserve the right to disclose personal information to appropriate authorities at our discretion when it appears activities that are illegal or in violation of our Terms of Use are taking place. By visiting the CERP website, you accept the terms and conditions outlined here.