About us

About CareerFind

CareerFind Inc. brings together The Career Foundation, a leading Canadian not-for-profit employment organization, and the Angus Knight Group, an international human services provider to help people find jobs and transform lives in communities across Canada.

For over thirty-four years, The Career Foundation has successfully designed and delivered programs and services that help the most vulnerable people secure meaningful employment across Canada. With a 30-year history of managing human services across Australia, the United Kingdom, and Europe, the Angus Knight Group has been designing, scaling, and delivering employment and social systems, on behalf of governments across the globe, that help millions of people achieve their potential.

Our combined experience ideally positions us to manage large-scale employment and training solutions that are compassionate, effective, and good value for public funds in delivering positive outcomes. We do this through the support of a strong local delivery partner network and together, we tackle social and employment barriers that job seekers face within their local communities. We provide job seekers with a variety of services that are tailored to their individual needs with the aim of moving them to fulfilling and long-term employment.

This joint initiative brings together the strengths of the local non-profit sector and private sector with global experience to deliver shared and purpose-driven prosperity across communities.

We understand local communities across Canada
We place customers at the forefront of everything we do
We place people at the forefront of everything we do
We say what we do, and keep our promises
We respect and value all people
We achieve together with our local partners
We are innovative and responsive to emerging needs

Our vision

To help people reach their potential and be the leading provider of impactful human and workforce development services in local communities across Ontario.

Our mission

Empowering the people and communities we work with every day in Ontario, by building capacity across our network of local delivery partners and working closely with employers and skills training providers to ensure that all individuals secure good jobs for the long term.

Meet the Board

Executive Board

Evelyn Akselrod, VP of Strategic Development, Community & Corporate Relations

Evelyn Akselrod

Evelyn Akselrod, VP of Strategic Development, Community & Corporate Relations, has been in the employment and workforce development sector since 2001. With nearly 20 years of experience in non-profit management and strategy consulting, Evelyn specializes in people and project management, organizational development, and public-private partnerships. With an MBA in Leadership and Human Resources along with Change Management and Project Management Professional Certifications, Evelyn is committed to using her experience to implement business strategies to advance The Career Foundation’s growth and development. She lends her expertise to designing innovative workforce development solutions that ensure the economic security and inclusion of people from diverse and equity-seeking groups.
Kristin Morrison

Kristin Morrison

Having spent over two decades with The Career Foundation, Kristin Morrison, has performed strategic and operational leadership roles and has been instrumental in developing systems and standards that the agency is known for. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology and is passionate about cultivating a culture and values that ensure a quality experience for all.

Throughout her career, Kristin has enjoyed working with extraordinary teams to create and implement innovative programming that has had a positive impact on individuals, industries, and the economy. She has worked with many government and community stakeholders to create new divisions and partnerships—growing the organization and extending its reach to new regions and priority neighbourhoods.

Michael Hobday

Michael Hobday

Michael Hobday has 25 years of experience in the Australian and Queensland state governments and 15 years as a CEO in the human services industry around the world. During this time he was heavily involved in the development of the new approach to develop outcome-driven employment services model which was pioneered by Australia. Michael prides himself on the philosophy of “helping to build stronger communities” and has led the development of innovative programs that have successfully transformed the employment profile of underrepresented communities in Australia and the UK. Under his leadership Angus Knight became a leading partner working with the indigenous community to deliver tailored employment support working with local partners. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate qualifications in Industrial Relations and Marketing.

Non-executive Board

Duncan Angus

Duncan Angus

Duncan entered the hospitality industry in 1985, serving in a number of managerial capacities and later focusing on recruitment services to the industry.

In 1991, Peter Knight and Duncan founded Angus Knight as a training services company, which successfully expanded operations throughout Australia, delivering training programs in every State. In 1998, Duncan led Angus Knight in a successful bid for the Federal Government’s Employment Services Contract and most recently growth success in the UK CAEHRS tenders and the acquisition of large and successful training companies, Learning Sphere, and VFA.

Duncan’s vision has always been to assist people and organizations in developing their full potential using the concept of ‘lifelong learning’.

Nic Fairbank

Nic Fairbank

Nicolas (Nic) Fairbank joined Angus Knight Group in July 2022. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Programmed Skilled Workforce, Australia’s largest staffing business. Responsible for Programmed’s Staffing and Training businesses, he led more than 25,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.

Nic has a history of developing strong business relationships and effective market engagement strategies. He has led multiple acquisitions and successful systems, process and cultural integrations.

Nic has contributed to the design and led the implementation of technology that has driven operating improvements. He has championed the evolution of employment models and approaches to skills building in Australia through industry collaboration and innovative apprentice and trainee programs.

He is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion, and gender equality, significantly improving Indigenous community engagement and female representation in leadership roles, as well as participation in traditionally male-dominated fields of employment.

Joseph Carrozzi, AM

Joseph Carrozzi

Joseph Carrozzi, AM, BComm/LLB Barrister, MAICD, is an experienced board chair and business leader. He was the Managing Partner for the Sydney Practice of PwC until March 2021, an office with over 3,500 professionals. He has practised in the areas of taxation, infrastructure/precincts, and public policy.

Joseph has a long-standing commitment to serving not-for-profit boards for organizations that are focused on making an impact in the community. He was awarded an Order of Australia for his ‘significant service to business, and to the community through multicultural and not-for-profit organizations.’ His current boards include:

  • Chair of the Centenary Institute for Medical Research
  • Chair of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
  • Deputy Chair of the NSW Institute of Sport
  • Board member of Western Sydney University
  • Board member of Football Australia

In addition, Joseph is the Chair of HealthCo (ASX:HCW), a listed healthcare and wellness Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also an advisor to a number of businesses and entrepreneurs in the infrastructure and services sectors.


Bio to follow

Meet the Executives

Abu Shahriyer

Abu is a senior leader with extensive knowledge of social care, criminal justice, workforce development and employment services. He has successfully led major international bidding opportunities and has 15+ years’ experience in mobilizing large-scale government contracts and managing complex projects. Prior to working in the employment services sector Abu designed and implemented impact evaluation projects for disadvantaged communities and within high risk industries. Abu is responsible for all business development activity at Careerfind, ensuring that the organisation continues to shape and respond to provincial and federal priorities in supporting unemployed people into sustainable employment.

Aaron Henricksen

Aaron has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the skills and employability sectors. He has led organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and Australia. He most recently served as Managing Director of Jobs 22 a venture formed by Australia’s Angus Knight Group and British charity, Catch22 as a delivery partner for the UK Department of Work and Pensions’ Restart Scheme. This was part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs to get one million people in England and Wales into employment following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evelyn Akselrod, VP of Strategic Development, Community & Corporate Relations

Diana Atkinson

Bio to come.

Paul Clemens

Bio to come.

Aims and approach

What we do

CareerFind works in collaboration with local communities to design employment solutions that work for people and employers across Canada. We create an ecosystem of specialist and community partners and stakeholders that break down barriers to employment and build the social wellbeing of communities which we serve.
We work to strengthen the capacity of our local partners to provide best in class employment and training services to job seekers to match the needs of local employers.

Job Seekers

We are committed to ensuring that all job seekers receive timely and individually tailored support, skills training, employment connections, and in-work support to help find a fulfilling job for the long-term.


We collaborate with local employers as true partners in addressing their talent shortage and skills mismatch. We stay on the pulse of emerging labour markets shifts, evolving workplace practices and broader economic factors.


We consult and partner with governments on implementing large-scale employment, training, and workforce development solutions that consistently provide best value for money and deliver transformative outcomes for people and communities.

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