Meet Our Team Leads

We Welcome

Stephen Raynard as our Employment Counsellor Team Lead and Matthew Yantha as our Employment Specialist Team Lead.

Stephen, Matthew and their teams are here to share their expertise and passion for helping people find employment and helping employers find the people they need.


Stephen Raynard

Stephen is an accomplished, compassionate and creative Career Coach with a successful
track record in assessing and developing clients to achieve their career goals.

He is a Mentor who builds trusting and long-lasting relationships by understanding the client’s value and building out their profile for market opportunities.


He successfully leads and facilitates training  and development programs in support of candidates’ skills and competency growth.

Stephen is a trainer and leader who achieves results for a stronger workplace culture.


Matthew Yantha

With 10+ years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, Matthew’s skill set includes talent acquisition, creating and fostering partnerships, strategic planning, and administration, among others.

Matthew Yantha is a graduate of George Brown College with a Certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management. He earned a Diploma in Business through Seneca College in 2020.


One of Matthew’s favourite quotes: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”. – Aristotle



Read JOB SEEKER – December 2021 – Evolution of Employment


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