HR a ‘fresh canvas’ for Aboriginal community

New HR association planning to offer certification
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/14/2013

Four years ago, Diane Carriere attended a conference of the National Native American Human Resource Association (NNAHRA) in Albuquerque, N.M. She walked into a room full of Native American HR practitioners talking about similar issues and decided it was exactly what was needed in Canada.

Now, Carriere is president and CEO of the Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association (CAHRMA) in Winnipeg, whose mandate is to support and provide professional training to Aboriginal communities.

The association has a long road ahead, said Carriere, but it has an edge because HR is a well-established profession.