HRPA pushes for public act

Ontario association keen to boost regulation of profession
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/28/2010

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is continuing to ramp up efforts to boost the regulation and profile of the HR profession in Ontario with several initiatives.

Most recently, a delegation of members attended the Ontario Liberals’ annual general meeting in Windsor, Ont. The effort was part of HR LNX, a new government relations advocacy program aimed at raising awareness about the HRPA and its members among MPPs at Queen’s Park. The goal of the lobbying initiative is to influence decision-makers in the policy making and legislative process.

And it dovetails with the HRPA’s push for a public act regulating HR management in the province. Currently the profession is regulated in Ontario by a private act, the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario Act, 1990. But the association believes a public act would carry more weight.