NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
(703) 683-8100 Fax: (703) 683-1523
Toll-free: (800) 628-2783
The world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally at more than 125 U.S. chapters and with more than 20 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants and as suppliers.
Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services
(905) 826-6869 Fax: (905) 826-4873
Toll-free: (888) 232-4962
A leading voice for the employment, recruitment and staffing services industry in Canada. Seeks to promote the growth of the industry by assuming a leadership role in industry licensing and regulation, co-ordinating educational programs, promoting best business practices and more.
National Capital Chapter
President: Meredith Egan
President: Don Cheevers
President: Richard Dufour
President: Blair Clark
Board contact: Sheila Musgrove
President: Shelley Tobin
British Columbia Chapter
President: Mike Cvitkovich
Board representative: Mark Peapell
Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA)
(416) 363-0171 Toll-free: (866) 560-1288
A collaborative effort of eight provincial HR associations representing the interests of more than 41,000 professionals across Canada.
Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)
(416) 593-9812 Fax: (416) 593-1139
Toll-free: (866) 357-2372
Provides leadership, services and assistance to members, enabling them to effectively serve relocated families by addressing issues that impact workforce mobility both domestically and internationally.
Canadian Industrial Relations Association Université Laval
(418) 656-2468 Fax: (418) 656-7688
A national network dedicated to the promotion of research, discussion and education in work and industrial relations. Members include industrial relations specialists from unions and management, as well as government and universities. Membership is open to all persons and organizations with an academic or professional interest in industrial relations.
Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)
(416) 487-3380 Fax: (416) 487-3384
Toll-free: (800) 387-4693
Representing employers’ payroll interests since 1978, through its mission of payroll leadership through advocacy and education and values of Community, professionalism and authoritative knowledge.
Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute
(514) 288-1222 Fax: (514) 288-1225
Non-profit association that provides its more than 3,500 members the opportUnity to participate in high-quality, cost-effective education and networking forums focused on the exchange of information and analysis of best practices related to pensions, employee benefits and investments, at the national and regional levels.
Atlantic Regional Council
Regional administrator: Maria Hayes
Quebec Regional Council
Regional administrator: Michel Blanchette
Ontario Regional Council
Regional administrator: Jackie Abett
Manitoba Regional Council
Regional administrator: Joan Turnbull
Saskatchewan Regional Council
White City, SK
Regional administrator: Karen Lovelace
Southern Alberta Regional Council
Regional administrator: Jade Piraux
Northern Alberta Regional Council
Regional administrator: Shelly Petovar
Pacific Regional Council
Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)
(416) 367-5900 Fax: (416) 367-1642
Toll-free: (866) 257-4275
A national, professional association focused on training, learning and performance in the workplace. Its goals are to: establish and maintain professional standards of competence in workplace learning and development; provide members with opportunities for advancement through innovative programs and events; and raise awareness of the workplace learning Community. Nineteen chapters across the country.
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Career Professionals of Canada
Toll-free: (866) 896-8768
A social networking and professional development organization for career practitioners. Its mandate is to enable Canadian career professionals to achieve their career, business and organizational development goals. Promotes quality, ethics and expertise within the industry. Offers designation, professional development and online discussion forums.
Certified Management Consultants (CMC)-Canada
(416) 860-1515 Fax: 416 860-1535
Toll-free: (800) 268-1148
Toll-free fax: (800) 662-2972
A founding member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial institutes confer, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada, which is recognized in more than 40 countries. Dedicated to advancing the management consulting profession and delivering the benefits of those efforts to the client Community. Provincial institutes in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
HR Council for the Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector
(613) 244-8332 Fax: (613) 241-2252
Toll-free: (866) 594-8332
A member of the Alliance of Sector Councils, the HR Council takes action on non-profit labour force issues and builds knowledge and understanding of the non-profit labour force. Its strategic priorities are to strengthen HR management practices, support skills development and work-related learning, build and share knowledge, promote leadership development and succession planing and foster a culture of inclusivity.
HRMS Professionals Association (HRMSP)
(416) 221-4559 Fax: (416) 495-8723
Toll-free: (866) 878-3899
The non-profit organization’s vision is to promote networking, knowledge and competency development in human resources management systems. It offers educational programs and networking events for HRMS professionals, as well as consultants and vendors from the HR and payroll fields.
HR People & Strategy
(312) 321-6805 Fax: (312) 673-6944
A global association and network of HR executives and thought leaders, HRPS serves as a forum for presenting the latest thinking and information about the HR implications of key business issues and strategic HR practices. It offers professional development programs with HR scholars, practitioners and business leaders and brings together diverse individuals to share leading-edge HR ideas, information and experiences.
Institute of Professional Management (IPM) Associations
(613) 721-5957 Fax: (613) 721-5850
Toll-free: (888) 441-0000
IPM consists of four professional associations: Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada, Canadian Management Professionals Association, Canadian Professional Trainers Association and Canadian Association of Assessment. Full members have completed the respective accreditation programs. Associate members are HR or management consultants or service providers, or those who have not yet completed the accreditation program. Regular chapter events in major centres across Canada between September and June, including meetings, half-day workshops and conferences. Online and print journals, an information hotline and online library are other benefits of membership.
Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada
Develops and maintains the standards for recruitment and selection through accreditation programs and enhances the status of employment recruiters through practices and ethics.
Canadian Management Professionals Association
Develops and maintains professional standards of excellence in the management of physical, financial and human resources, and expands the expertise of new and seasoned management personnel through accreditation and certificate programs.
Canadian Professional Trainers Association
Develops and maintains the standards for training and developement through accreditation programs and enhances the status of trainers through practices and ethics.
Canadian Association of Assessment Specialists
Develops and maintains professional standards for the the testing and assessment of human resources, and enhances the status of assessment specialists through practices and ethics.
International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
(781) 791-9488 Fax: (781) 998-8011
Toll-free: (800) 804-3983
Brings together a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students and faculty to share best practices and the latest trends in human resource information management technology. Educational programs, vendor fairs, roundtable discussion groups and networking events are just some of the benefits of membership. Also offers publications, professional certification, an annual conference and webinars.
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
(845) 452-0600 Fax: (845) 452 6988
A global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With a global Community of more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is the leading professional association for organizations and individuals involved in outsourcing, offshoring and shared services. Canadian chapter in Toronto.
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
Fax: (262) 786-8670
Toll-free: (888) 334-3327
A non-profit, educational organization providing information, training programs, networking opportunities, research, publications, conferences and services to the employee benefits and compensation industry in the United States and Canada. Membership includes more than 35,000 individuals.
International Personnel Management Association – Canada (IPMA)
(613) 226-2297 Fax: (613) 226-2298
Toll-free: (888) 226-5002
A not-for-profit Canadian national HR professional association. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in human resources management. Provides HR events, training and workshops, HR certification, job opportunities, national conferences and HR awards.
Alberta & North Chapter
Membership director: Rochelle O’Rourke
President: Alison Biese
(204) 786-6441 ext. 220
Membership director: Mike Malyk
Past president: Glenn Osmond
National Capital Region
President: Michel Nadeau
Membership director: Ali Eid
Membership director: Kim Scott
Membership director: Stephanie Kennedy
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)
Silver Spring, MD
(301) 587-8570 Fax: (301) 587-8573
Dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. Represents members throughout the U.S., Canada and 40 other countries. Annual conference, webinars, certification, books, periodicals and supporting research are some of the ways the association improves members’ proficiency and advocates the use of human performance technology.
Vice-president of communications: Elizabeth Wilson-Tagoe
North American Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA)
President: Debbie Bennett
The North American branch of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), which represents more than 450,000 people management professionals in more than 70 national personnel associations around the world. Reports from the North American branch and a calendar of events can be accessed from the website.
Organization Development Network
(312) 321-5136 Fax: (312) 673-6836
Committed to advancing the theory and practice of organization development. Offers targeted resources, professional and Community development and networking.
British Columbia Organizational Development Network
Toronto Organizational Development Network
OD Network of Ottawa-Outaouais
Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI Global Operations Center
Newton Square, PA
(610) 356-4600 Fax: (610) 482-9971
Toll-free: (855) 746-4849
More than 500,000 members in over 185 countries. Advocates the project management profession through global standards and certifications, collaborative communities, a research program and professional development.
Northern Alberta Chapter
Contact: Sami Fahmy
Southern Alberta Chapter
Contact: Laurel Sim
Canadian West Coast Chapter
Contact: Alex Hamer
Vancouver Island Chapter
Contact: Janice Christenson
Contact: Michael Bennett
New Brunswick Chapter
Contact: Tara Crossman
Nova Scotia Chapter
(902) 470-2620 ext. 3
Contact: Paul Dean
Canada’s Technology Triangle Chapter
Contact: Marc Blanachette
Durham Highlands Chapter
Contact: Sylvie Edwards
Contact: Rishi Kumar
Ottawa Valley Chapter
South Western Ontario Chapter
Contact: Danelle Peddell
Southern Ontario Chapter
Contact: Shari Bricks
Contact: François Lajoie
Contact: Benoît Lalonde
North Saskatchewan Chapter
Contact: Aminmohamed Ahmed
Regina/South Saskatchewan Chapter
Contact: Dawn Kobayashi
Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
Contact: William Jackman
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
(703) 548-3440 Fax: (703) 535-6490
Provides education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, online services and publications to more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries.
Strategic Capability Network (SCNetwork)
(416) 979-0114 Fax: (416) 979-0144
Helps leaders throughout organizations achieve competitive strength through people by providing a forum for leading-edge thinking and practice on integrated HR management. Monthly events feature speakers on issues preoccupying today’s organizations. The approximately 500 members are senior business leaders from industry, government, non-profit groups, educational institutions and consulting firms. Primary chapters: Toronto, Calgary and London. Also affiliated with the Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS).
SCNetwork Toronto Region
(416) 979-0114 Fax: (416) 979-0114
Contact: Daryl Oliver
SCNetwork London Region
(416) 979-0114 Fax: (416) 979-0114
Contact: Katie Horne
SCNetwork Calgary Region
(403) 217-2989 Fax: (403) 273-6606
Contact: Sandra Hand
SCNetwork Waterloo & Wellington Region
(416) 979-0114 Fax: (416) 979-0114
Contact: Daryl Oliver
SCNetwork Ottawa Region
(416) 979-0114 Fax: (416) 979-0114
Contact: Donna Eden
World Federation of People Management Associations
A global network of professionals in people management, founded in 1976. Aids the development and improves the effectiveness of professional people management. Worldwide membership consists of more than 70 national human resources associations representing more than 400,000 people management professionals. Member representatives meet regularly, commission research projects, publish a quarterly newsletter and run an international congress every two years. The official languages of the members are English, French, German and Spanish.
(480) 922-2020 Fax: (866) 816-2962
Toll-free: (877) 951-9191
Providing education, conferences and research focused on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life balance and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain employees. Also offers certification, online information resources, publications and networking opportunities.
Calgary Total Rewards Network
BC Human Resource Management Association
Ottawa Region Rewards Association
Greater Toronto Area Rewards Association
Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA)
(403) 209-2420 Fax: (403) 209-2401
Toll-free: (800) 668-6125
Toll-free fax: (866) 443-1956
The exclusive CHRP-granting body for the province of Alberta with more than 5,000 members. Promotes, encourages and maintains a professional standard of practice in the occupation, through the development and certification of practitioners. Works collaboratively with several regional associations to deliver co-ordinated member services, a variety of ongoing professional development activities and networking events.
Human Resources Association of Calgary
(403) 269-3303 Fax: (403) 269-1866
Central Alberta Human Resources Management Association
Contact: Wendy German
Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton
Wood Buffalo Regional Chapter
Contact: Chuck Smith
Peace Regional Human Resources Management Association
Contact: Lindsay Grundy
Human Resources Management Association of Lethbridge
Contact: Chris Lastiwka
BC Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA)
(604) 684-7228 Fax: (604) 684-3225
Toll-free: (800) 665-1961
Website: www.bchrma.org or www.hrvoice.org
The CHRP-granting body in B.C. The association is responsible for upholding industry standards and dedicated to advancing professional people practices. Offers the HR Metrics Service as well as professional learning and networking opportunities, including workshops, symposia, events and an annual conference and showcase. The more than 4,600 members include CEOs, directors of HR, consultants, educators, students, HR generalists and small-business owners.
BC HRMA Victoria Office
(250) 477-7122 Fax: (888) 886-9442
Toll-free: (866) 883-4752
BC HRMA Kelowna Office
(250) 763-3199 Fax: (250) 860-6683
Toll-free: (888) 763-3199
Central Interior Advisory Council
Contact: Tim Read
Coastal Vancouver Advisory Council
Contact: Elizabeth Bonner
Fraser Valley Advisory Council
Contact: Debra Finlayson
Greater Vancouver Advisory Council
Contact: Debra Finlayson
Northern Region Advisory Council
Contact: Tim Read
Southern Interior Advisory Council
Contact: Tim Read
Vancouver Island Region Advisory Council
Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM)
(204) 943-2836 Fax: (204) 943-1109
Manitoba’s CHRP-granting body with more than 1,500 members. HRMAM is dedicated to facilitating and enhancing the development and organizational performance of HR professionals in the province and adding value to the organizations they serve. Member services include dinner meetings, HRmatters magazine, job bank, HR Metrics Service, conference, awards gala and more.
Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (HRANB) / Association des Ressources Humaines du Nouveau-Brunswick (ARHNB)
Saint John, NB
(506) 855-4466 Fax: (506) 855-4424
Toll-free: (888) 805-4466
CHRP-granting body in New Brunswick, with chapters in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Edmundston and Bathurst, the organization encourages its more than 1,000 members to develop and maintain a professional standard of knowledge and proficiency in the field of HR. Monthly membership meetings provide networking opportunities to share best practices and develop HR skills through educational seminars.
President: Pierre Simoneau
President: Marc Theriault
President: Jason Scarbro
President: Tina Smith
President: Shalene Losier
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Human Resources Professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador (HRPNL)
St. John’s, NL
The CHRP-granting body in Newfoundland and Labrador, provides HR practitioners with opportunities to increase personal and professional competence and knowledge. Offers networking opportunities and encourages leadership development.
Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia (HRANS)
(902) 435-8823 Fax: (902) 453-4906
Toll-free: (800) 590-0862
The CHRP-granting body in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Assists practitioners in meeting today’s HR challenges and providing opportunities to increase their personal and professional competence and knowledge. The association’s more than 1,100 members have access to professional development seminars and workshops, monthly chapter meetings and job postings. Chapters in Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton and Halifax.
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
(416) 923-2324 Fax: (416) 923-7264
Toll-free: (800) 387-1311
The CHRP-granting body in Ontario with more than 19,000 members in 28 chapters. Provides leadership and support to HR professionals, governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. Provides courses, conferences, webinars, a magazine and more.
Human Resources Professionals Association Algoma Chapter
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Membership director: Marian Brooks
Barrie and District Human Resources Professionals Association
Membership director: Lotte Struwing
Human Resources Professionals Association - Brockville and District Chapter
Membership director: Kari Pennock
(613) 342-0371 ext. 1218
Human Resources Professionals Association of Durham
Contact: Laura Davis
Grand Valley Human Resources Professionals Association
Human Resources Professionals Association of Grey Bruce
Membership director: Kristyn Zorzi
Guelph and District Human Resources Professionals Association
Membership director: Diane Oosterveld
Human Resources Professionals Association of Halton
Membership director: Maia Jones
Human Resources Professionals Association of Hamilton
(905) 662-6146 Fax: (905) 662-7156
Human Resources Professionals Association of Kent
Membership director: Afaf Najjar-Tatsu
Kingston District Human Resources Professionals Association
(613) 547-2962 Fax: (613) 547-8265
Human Resources Professionals London and District
Human Resources Professionals Association of Niagara
St. Catharines, ON
Membership director: Janice Wooster
Human Resources Association of North Bay
North Bay, ON
Membership director: Mary Isaak
Northumberland Human Resources Professionals Association
Northumberland County, ON
Membership director: Lori Gray
(905) 885-4511, ext. 2389
Human Resources Professionals Association of Northwestern Ontario
Thunder Bay, ON
HRPA, Ottawa Chapter
Contact: Annie Pizzo
Human Resources Professionals Association of Peel
Membership director: Margaret McLuckie
Human Resources Professionals Association of Peterborough
Membership director: Francis Jolicoeur
(705) 748-4861, ext. 212
HRPA, Quinte Chapter
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, ON
Membership director: Maureen Rump
(613) 966-8058, ext. 1267
Human Resources Professionals Association of Sarnia and District
Membership director: Melissa Scott
HRPA, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Chapter
Membership director: Janet St. Pierre
Sudbury Human Resources Professionals Association
Membership director: Peter Bonish
Human Resources Professionals Association of Timmins and District
Membership director: Rachel Levis
(705) 647-7447, ext. 2242
HRPA, Toronto Chapter
Membership director: Tim Cork
Human Resources Professionals of West Toronto
Membership director: Louise Kyprianou
Human Resources Professionals Association of Windsor and District
Membership director: Gean Keating
Human Resources Professionals of York Region
Toll-free: (866) 977-9975
Human Resources Toronto Personnel Professionals Association (TPPA)
Founded in 2004 with the purpose of being the recognized HR voice that advances professional excellence in Toronto. A newsletter, regular networking events, free elearning programs and an online calendar of professional development events are some of the benefits for its more than 6,000 members.
Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)
(905) 625-0100 Fax: (905) 625-8998
Works with employers and workers in Ontario to eliminate occupational injury and illness. It serves the aggregates, construction, electrical, natural gas, ready-mix concrete, transportation, and utilities industries. IHSA offers training programs, auditing and consulting services, and health and safety resources. *Previously known as the Construction Safety Association of Ontario, the Electrical & Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, and the Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario.
Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA)
(905) 631-7171 Fax: (905) 631-2376
A professional association representing more than 300 human resources, personnel, labour relations and senior management professionals employed within the local public sector in Ontario. Members are employed in municipalities and local boards and commissions. They provide timely human resources advice and assistance to their respective councils, boards and commissions as well as to senior administrative management.
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)
(416) 250-2131 Fax: (416) 250-7484
Toll-free: (877) 250-7444
Serves Ontario’s public service sectors, including universities, colleges and school boards, municipalities, health and Community care organizations, emergency services and First Nations. Assists more than 9,000 organizations to achieve safer and healthier environments for employees. We help them to identify and reduce workplace risks and hazards to prevent injuries, illness and disease. Offers regional and on-site prevention training, risk assessment and safety consulting services, as well as a variety of training and information products.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
(905) 614-1400 Fax: (905) 614-1414
Toll-free: (877) 494-9777
Provides industry-specific health and safety products, training and consulting services to 154,000 businesses and 3.8 million employees in Ontario’s agricultural, manufacturing and service sectors. Offices in Guelph, London, Ottawa, Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
* Previously known as the Farm Safety Association (FSA), Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) and Ontario Service Safety Alliance (OSSA).
Workplace Safety North (WSN)
North Bay, ON
(705) 474-7233 Fax: (705) 472-5800
Toll-free: (888) 730-7821
WSN provides occupational health and safety resources, training and consulting to companies involved in forestry, mining, smelting, refining, paper, printing and converting. It also serves companies in any sector across northern Ontario. * Previously known as the Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association and Pulp and Paper Health and Safety Association.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Prince Edward Island
HR professionals in Prince Edward Island are served by the P.E.I. Chapter of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia (see Nova Scotia listing for more information).
Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA)
Toll-free: (800) 214-1609
The CHRP-granting body in Quebec with nearly 8,500 members in virtually every sector of the economy. The Ordre supports the ongoing development of HR professionals and industrial relations counsellors, and contributes to the advancement and reputation of the profession. The Ordre also grants the CIRC, the Certified Industrial Relations Counsellor.
Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP)
(306) 522-0184 Fax: (306) 522-1783
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org checking
The CHRP-granting body for the province, representing more than 1,500 practitioners from all industries and geographic areas. Annual conference, professional development and mentorship are some of the benefits of membership. The association has chapters in Regina and Saskatoon.