Destination and Workforce Development | Tourism Saskatchewan

Destination and Workforce Development Division

The Destination and Workforce Development division is responsible for tourism education and training to address the challenges of a competitive labour market. The division assists destination areas, communities and operators in developing and co-ordinating tourism assets to enrich the quality of experiences, as well as supporting tourism planning and development activities to grow tourism in Saskatchewan. 

Kwame Neba Acting Executive Director, Destination and Workforce Development 306-933-5918
Lesley Welter Acting Manager of STEC and Executive Assistant 306-933-7188

Departments within the Destination and Workforce Development division include:




The Events department manages Tourism Saskatchewan's event sponsorship program and leads the ongoing development and implementation of Saskatchewan's event hosting strategy. The department promotes Saskatchewan's tourism sector through event sponsorships and by hosting corporate events such as Host Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence and Tourism Talks. These events provide industry members with networking and educational opportunities, and celebrate accomplishments of individuals and businesses in the tourism industry.

Field Representatives are the first point of contact for tourism operators and businesses. The department is responsible for co-ordinating a variety of marketing activities, administering co-operative marketing and training opportunities, meeting with communities and destination areas, attending consumer marketplaces and liaising with tourism operators. The team provides regular frontline communication to industry and assists with media visits and trade familiarization (FAM) tours to the respective areas. 

Nathan Morrison Manager, Events and Partnership Programs 306-787-5525
Spencer Roberton Funding Program Specialist 306-787-2302
Bob Kadis Sales Representative (Saskatoon Office) 306-399-5903
Kevin Sawicki Field Representative (North Office) 306-519-1513 




Industry Development

The Industry Development department is responsible for the initiation and support of tourism planning and development activities that expand tourism in the province. This work is undertaken in collaboration with tourism businesses, attractions and all levels of government, with the objectives of increasing visitor expenditures and developing the province as a more competitive, marketable and investment-ready destination.

Kwame Neba Director, Industry Development 306-933-5918
Denise Stroeder* Industry Development Consultant 306-787-2825
Pratyush Das Industry Development Specialist 306-933-7538
Tim Ouellette Industry Development Consultant 306-933-6111
Darcy Acton Industry Development Consultant 306-933-7493
Corrina Kapeller Regional Tourism Development Consultant 306-812-8882 
*Regina office.  
All other Industry Development staff are located in the Saskatoon office

Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC)

The Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council is responsible for the co-ordination of human resources development initiatives and the provision of education and training to support Saskatchewan's tourism sector. Its mandate addresses human resource management, employee recruitment and retention, post-secondary and technical training, awareness of tourism as a viable career choice and the development of a professional and more representative tourism workforce.

Kwame Neba Acting Executive Director, Destination and Workforce Development
Lesley Welter Acting Manager of STEC and Executive Assistant 306-933-7188
Carol Ingell Manager, Operations 306-933-7172
Cindy Wright Project Coordinator 306-933-5928
Darrell Noakes Communications and Marketing Specialist 306-933-5916
Diane Wilson Administrative Assistant 306-933-5900
Brenda Robertson Workforce Development Consultant 306-933-7466
Kari Burgess Workforce Development Consultant 306-933-5913
Lendee Wiebe Resource and Exam Centre Coordinator 306-933-5910
Lynne Kennedy Workforce Development Consultant 306-933-7187
Candy Fiddler Administrative Assistant 306-933-5908
All STEC staff are located at Saskatoon office.


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