CHRP becomes CPHR – outside of Ontario

CCHRA now CPHR Canada
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/14/2016

Launched more than 20 years ago, the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation held great promise for Canada and the HR profession. But as of this fall, the name is no longer being used by much of Canada — aside from Ontario.

That’s because the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) and the eight provincial associations that make up the national body are aligning under the name and designation CPHR — Chartered Professionals in Human Resources — or CPHR Canada.

The change further unites and strengthens the organization, according to Shannon Railton, vice-chair of the CPHR Canada, whose member associations include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec.