HRPA catching up to its regulatory obligations

Enhanced public register, good character requirement among changes
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/17/2012

When the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) of Ontario Act, 1990, came into force more than 20 years ago, it made the association a professional regulatory body and outlined many requirements for it to follow.

However, it took years for HRPA to realize it was a full-fledged professional regulatory body — and it has been working hard to catch up with the requirements over the past few years, according to Claude Balthazard, vice-president of regulatory affairs at HRPA.

“The fact that we just kind of caught onto it in the last couple of years doesn’t change the fact that it was always thus,” he said. “The awkward part for HRPA is it has to admit that we were collectively all somewhat asleep at the switch for many, many years.”