Client Groups

The following is a cross-section of the various types of client groups served by John Butcher since he began his facilitation practice in 1989.

National Associations

  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association
  • Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries
  • Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
  • Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
  • Agricultural Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives (Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter)
  • Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council
  • Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Canada Green Building Council
  • Electricity Sector Council
  • Engineers Canada/Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • The Alliance of Sector Councils
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada

Not-for-Profit Organizations

  • Vanier Institute of the Family
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Cree School Board
  • University of Alberta Library
  • Grand River Employment and Training
  • Canadian Career Development Founddation
  • McGill University Law Library
  • Trent University Alumni Association
  • Speed Skating Canada
  • Motivate Canada
  • The In Community

For-Profit Organizations

  • Goss Gilroy (consultants)
  • Sheridan Nurseries (landscaping and plant materials)
  • Assessment Strategies (testing services)
  • Bessner Gallay Kreisman (accounting services)
  • Manitoulin Transport (trucking)
  • Mancon Holdings (construction)
  • Renaud Foster (consultants)
  • SQL Power Group (application software)
  • (career guidance)
  • CPCS Transcom (infrastructure development)
  • Connors Bros. (seafood processing)
  • J.L. Richards & Associates (architectural and planning services

Health Care

  • Canadian Nurses Association (various project groups and committees)
  • Carefor Health and Community Services
  • College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
  • Canadian Nurses Protective Society
  • Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
  • Council of Ontario Universities Programs of Nursing
  • Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
  • Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Canadian Emergency Medical Services Standards of Practice Committee
  • College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

National Sector Councils

  • Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
  • The Alliance of Sector Councils
  • Construction Sector Council
  • Electricity Sector Council
  • Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council
  • Biotechnology Human Resource Council
  • Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council
  • Canadian Plastics Sector Council

Mr. Butcher also chaired and facilitated many of the early joint committees established with the assistance of HRSDC to address emerging labour market conditions in various industries. Several of these committees then became sector councils. These groups included: National Logistics Coordinating Organization; Alliance of Libraries, Archives and Records Management; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/Canadian Electrical Contractors Association; and, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.



  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Cross-sectoral Food Industry Branch)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade (North America Division)
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (Science, Technology and Nuclear Oversight Committee)
  • Health Canada (Office of Nursing Policy; Chief Financial Officer Branch; First Nations and Inuit Health Branch; WHO Conference on Emergency Preparedness Guidelines; Food Directorate; Strategic and Business Planning Division; Office of Consumer and Public Involvement)
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Human Resources Partnerships Directorate; Workplace Skills Branch; Labour Market Information Coordinators; Homelessness Partnering Secretariat)
  • Industry Canada (SchoolNet and LibraryNet)
  • Justice Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada (Excellence Coordinators’ Retreat)
  • National Capital Commission
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Treasury Board Secretariat (Executive Management Policies Directorate)
  • Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP


  • Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Construction Sector)
  • Ontario Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities
  • Ontario Pay Equity Commission
  • Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission


  • City of Ottawa (Planning and Growth Management Department)


  • Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship
  • Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
  • Federal/Provincial Agri-Food Inspection Committee
  • Federal/Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Access to Professions and Trades


  • Construction Sector Council
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Ontario), Construction Sector
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers/Boilermaker Contractors’ Association
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/Canadian Electrical Contractors Association
  • Canadian Roofing Contractors Association/Sheet Metal Workers International
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers/employer
  • Canadian Construction Association/United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
  • Millwright, Machinery, Erectors and Maintenance Union/employer associations
  • Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Canada/United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry
  • Canadian Home Builders Association
  • Ontario General Contractors Association
  • Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute
  • Canada Green Building Council
  • Mancon Holdings Ltd. (Alliance Energy and Sun Electric), Saskatchewan
  • Construction Labour Relations Association of Manitoba/International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2085
  • Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario
  • Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario
  • Ontario Construction Secretariat
  • Saskatchewan Home Builders’ Association
  • Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association