CPHR represents HR for majority of Canada

Designation adheres to previously celebrated aspects of one vision, framework and voice
By Anthony Ariganello
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/12/2016

At a time when the triple-designation approach of Ontario’s Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has caused confusion for the HR profession in Canada, we want to ensure there is no confusion about this: HRPA does not speak for the majority of Canada — that role belongs to CPHR Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).

This confusion is indicative of what is happening to the HR profession in Canada, as we see a large division starting to appear. Case in point: Due in part to Ontario’s recent denigration of the CHRP, and in part because of continued market confusion, the rest of Canada has changed its premier designation from CHRP to CPHR — Chartered Professional in Human Resources.

Unfortunately, while HRPA was very much a founding figure in establishing our national designation and association years ago, that support changed when it unilaterally decided to leave the national association a couple of years ago; that distance was furthered by its decision to begin the lowering of the CHRP — and the established framework it represented — by placing it at the junior entry level of its exclusive three-tier system of HR designations… in Ontario.