Ontario leaves national HR association

HRPA to exit CCHRA, place focus on strengthening CHRP designation
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/16/2014

After 20 years, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has decided to leave the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).

Effective June 30, the Ontario association said it will be pulling out of CCHRA and focusing on strengthening the CHRP designation in the province — saving HRPA $500,000 in the process.

HRPA has been a member of CCHRA since 1994, according to Philip Wilson, chair of HRPA’s board of directors. But the association, which recently achieved self-regulated status for the HR profession in Ontario, saw the need to make some changes.