"Community Living Parry Sound has had the pleasure of working with Antoinette Blunt during the past seven years. Initially, our involvement resulted as a referral from our labour lawyer to resolve a complex pay equity matter. The referral was made based on Antoinette’s outstanding expertise in this area. With Antoinette’s assistance, not only were we able to resolve the matter satisfactorily, her continued involvement lead to our agency achieving Pay Equity and the implementation of a maintenance plan.

During the past seven years Antoinette has fulfilled a range of human resources requirements for Community Living Parry Sound, from labour negotiations to assisting in the resolution of difficult employee matters to the development of our Operational and HR policies and procedures. Her work has always reflected her integrity and passion that she has for this field.

The development of the policies and procedures included working with the management team to define the roles of all employees in relation to the organizational structure of the agency. From this, job descriptions with relevant performance appraisals were developed. Antoinette worked with the management team to develop an overall implementation strategy which included training managers in the area of performance management. One of Antoinette’s greatest assets is her ability to empower others through her coaching and mentoring while working with the organization.

To ensure that the policies and procedures were properly maintained Antoinette used an electronic format with a hyper-linking feature for easy reference to corresponding forms and related policies. Antoinette continues to assist us in responding to new policies and changing laws, most recently Bill 168, which amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Ironside Consulting provides a responsive, comprehensive, professional HR service which has always surpassed our expectations in meeting the organizational needs of Community Living Parry Sound and I would be very pleased to recommend their services."

Jo-Anne Demick
Executive Director
Community Living Parry Sound, 2010