Canadian way means strong provincial, national bodies for benefit of HR (Guest commentary)

Designation ensures same basic knowledge across the country
By Merrill Brinton and Debbie Bennett
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/18/2008

One of Canada’s great strengths is the rich diversity of the different provinces. Different perspectives, economies, educational infrastructure and legal and political structures are all bound by a single constitution. But, as our politicians regularly discover, diversity can often become disparity and these differences can lead to a Meech Lake situation where full agreement is not possible.

That makes what the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) and the provincial HR associations have accomplished in the last few years all the more remarkable. It’s easy to forget how far we have come as a profession in the country in fewer than 15 years.

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