Awards honour top Toronto leaders

Unique awards recognize both CEOs and HR leaders
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/14/2010

Melanie Laflamme, who has been the vice-president of human resources and organizational development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto for the past nine years, has spent her entire 32-year HR career in the not-for-profit sector.

While good HR practices are the same regardless of sector, there are unique challenges at non-profit organizations, said Laflamme.

“Good HR would ensure that we develop an HR strategy that’s aligned with the organizational strategy,” she said. “It’s always a balance between how much money you’re focusing on program delivery versus allocating to staff. In a non-profit, that’s a very difficult decision.”