HRPAO moves annual general meeting

Webcasts allow members from afar to participate
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2006

Canada’s largest association of HR professionals is changing the date for its annual general meeting. The meeting, which had been held at its annual conference in February for the last few years, will now be held several months later in May.

“The conference has become so successful. This year we have 120 sessions and 250 exhibitors. Just trying to squeeze in the AGM was just impossible,” said Bill Greenhalgh, CEO of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO). “When people go to the conference, we didn’t want them to have to be torn between going to the AGM or going to a session.”

Diane Mathieu, the membership director for the North Bay chapter, said members in the city — located about 350 kilometres north of Toronto — support moving the general meeting out of the conference.