About Us

THE CONCEPT

The underlying assumption when West-Can Human Resource Solutions was developed, was that the heavy time constraints on many business owners often causes human resource management to be done on a reactionary basis.

At West-Can we understand the financial benefits that are possible through a proactive approach to human resource management. There is nothing standard about our clients, who range from small local businesses to multi-million-dollar international corporations. We deal with clients from profit and not-for-profit sectors, providing each with a wide variety of services tailored to their needs.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide businesses the services necessary to manage their human resource function in an effective, efficient manner.

Staff Bios

Tim Silversides

Tim Silversides is an entrepreneur with a strong history in business and volunteerism. After 5 years in financial management, Tim decided to embark on a career in accounting enrolling in the Certified General Accountant program while assuming Controllership roles in a number of Brandon businesses. As Controller Tim often found that he was being relied upon as his employer’s defacto human resource specialist. After realizing the value that strong human resource practices provided business, he decided to go into business for himself in 1996 operating as West-Can Human Resource Solutions. Now after twenty years of positively impacting hundreds of businesses and a transfer of part ownership in West-Can Human Resource Solutions, Tim has decided to start yet another venture. The Change Manager has been developed to help business owners proactively address issues that result from a change in key staff.

Throughout his career Tim has believed strongly in giving back to his community with board involvement that has included;

  • Past director with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce
  • Past president of the Brandon Family YMCA
  • Past president of the Keystone Center during the construction of Canad Inns, the Agriculture Center of Excellence and sale of facility naming rights
  • Past director on the YMCA Canada board and Chair of their Audit Committee Past Chair of the Certified General Accountants of Manitoba
  • Past Co-Chair of the Chartered Professional Accountants Transitional Steering Committee
  • Incoming Chair of CPA Manitoba

Camilla Timmer

Camilla Timmer became a partner at West-Can Human Resource Solutions in 2017, and has been an integral member of their team since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from University of Manitoba and a Business Administration Diploma in Human Resources from Assiniboine Community College. Camilla wrote and passed the HR National Knowledge Exam in 2016 and is now a CPHR Candidate. She holds her Professional Recruiter Certification which demonstrates proficiency in the use of advanced online search tools and strategies to seek passive candidates.

Camilla’s drive and interest lies in providing our clients with exemplary service when helping them with all aspects of their human resource requirements. When providing permanent or temporary recruitment services Camilla strives for individuals who will have the best possible skills and personality fit for the company we are placing them with.

Rob Starkell

Rob Starkell is a local entrepreneur with a wealth of multinational, fortune 500 experience. Rob put himself through university with two small businesses and after graduating University of Manitoba with his B.Comm.(Hons) in Finance, he moved to Zurich Switzerland to work for Kraft Foods International, where he took on a number of increasingly demanding roles within their Financial Budgeting & Reporting department.

Rob’s career then moved into Enterprise system deployment at Kraft Foods working on Finance system consolidations and business process improvements. His project management work took him throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA before re-settling in Brandon, where he began work with Wyeth/Pfizer as their SAP implementation manager. At Pfizer, Rob was trained in Lean Six Sigma and led continuous improvement projects across their manufacturing sites globally, ending up as a senior leadership executive at one of their largest manufacturing facilities in Ireland. When Rob moved back to Brandon he kept himself busy with independent business consulting, started up Brandon Bouncy Castles & Inflatables, was Administrative Officer for Brandon Schools Instrumental Music Association, Assistant Returning Officer for Elections Canada, and continues on as Executive Director of Westman Lions Manor.

Rob became Co -Owner in West-Can Human Resource Solutions in July of 2017. His unique skillset and international business experience provides West-Can with a resource to assist Westman businesses looking to improve efficiencies through system automation or business process improvements. Being both a local entrepreneur and successful senior level executive, Rob has the skills to help grow your business potential.