HR associations

A listing of HR associations across Canada and around the world
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2003


Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA)

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A collaborative effort of 10 specialist and provincial HR associations who currently represent the interests of 18,000+ professionals across Canada. See the Web site for contact information for local associations.

Canadian Human Resource Planners (CHRP)

P.O. Box 769, station B

Ottawa, ON K1P 5P8


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A non-profit, volunteer-run network of senior HR planning and development professionals, providing a forum for leading edge thinking and practices on integrated human resource management.

CHRP Regional Contacts

CHRP Calgary Chapter

P.O. Box 85283, Albert Park Postal Outlet

Calgary, AB T2A 7R7

(403) 217-2989

Contact: Sandra Hand

CHRP Toronto Chapter

2 Carlton St., suite 1304

Toronto, ON M5B 1J3

(416) 979-0114

Contact: Daryl Oliver

Canadian Industrial Relations Association/L’Association canadienne des relations industrielles

Pavillion J.A.-Desève

Université Laval

Ste-Foy, QC G1K 7P4

(418)656-2468 Fax: (418)656-3175


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Non-profit organization dedicated to promotion of research, discussion and education in industrial relations. Members are from unions, management and government interested in the field as well as arbitrators, researchers, teachers, consultants and field specialists. Annual conference.

The Human Resource Planning Society

317 Madison Ave., suite 1509

New York, NY 10017

(212) 490-6387 Fax: (212)682-6851


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A non-profit organization representing leading-edge thinkers and practitioners in business, industry, consulting and academia from around the world.

Committed to improving organizational performance by creating a global network of individuals who function as business partners in applying strategic HR management practices to their organizations. Provides current perspectives on complex and challenging HR and business issues.

International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)

P.O. Box 1086

Burlington, MA 01803

(512)453-6363 Fax: (781)998-8011


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The professional association dedicated to enabling members achieve their objectives through the management of human resource information with technology. Educational programs, vendor fairs, roundtable discussion groups, social and networking events are just some of the benefits of membership. Also offers publications, annual conference, professional development seminars and listservers.

International Personnel Management Association — Canada (IPMA)

National Office

14868 41 Ave.

Edmonton, AB T6H 5N7

(780)433-0234 Fax: (780)433-0295



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Formerly the CPPMA, IPMA is Canada’s national association for HR professionals at work in the public sector, with a national professional designation. Provides professionally recognized programs and services designed to meet certification standards, development expectations and communication needs of Canadian HR practitioners.

International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

1400 Spring St., suite 260

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301)587-8570 Fax: (301)587-8573


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Dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. Represents more than 10,000 international and chapter members throughout the U.S., Canada and 40 other countries. Annual conference and educational events, books and periodicals and supporting research are some of the ways it advocates for the use of human performance technology.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

1800 Duke St.

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(703)548-3440 Fax: (703)535-6490

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Provides education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, online services and publications to more than 170,000 members throughout the world.


14040 N. Northsight Blvd.

Scottsdate, AZ 85260

(877)951-9191 Fax: (480)483-8352


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A global, not-for-profit professional association dedicated to leadership in compensation, benefits and total rewards disciplines associated with attracting, retaining and motivating employees. Offers certification and education programs, online information resources, publications, conferences, research and networking opportunities. Web site provides information on Canadian programs and services.


Human Resources Association of Calgary – HRAC

Box 406, Unit 612

500 Country Hills Blvd. NE

Calgary, AB T3K 5K3

(403)269-3303 Fax: (403)269-1866


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Dedicated to the advancement of human resource management. Monthly meetings and newsletter. Web site lists employment opportunities, online feedback form and more.

Human Resources Institute of Alberta – HRIA

Glenora P.O. Box 53063

Edmonton, AB T5N 4A8

(780)443-1955 Fax: (780)443-1956



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Promotes, encourages and maintains a professional standard of practice in the occupation, through the development and certification of practitioners in Alberta.

Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton

P.O. Box 1392

Main Post Office

Edmonton, AB T5J 2N2

(780) 448-3723 Fax: (780)468-4449


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A non-profit organization that provides a forum to assist human resources professionals meet the needs and demands of the ever-changing profession. Members represent a broad spectrum of individuals in the public and private sectors. Annual conference and monthly meetings.


BC Human Resources Management Association

1101-1111 W. Hastings St.

Vancouver, BC V6E 2J3

(604)684-7228 Fax: (604)684-3225


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A non-profit society dedicated to advancing professional people practices. Offers a wide array of knowledge and information services and seminars, an annual conference and publications to assist members in fulfilling their roles as leaders and decision-makers. Chapters in the north, south interior, central and Vancouver Island.


Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba — HRMAM

385 St. Mary Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N1

(204)943-2836 Fax: (204)943-1109


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Dedicated to facilitating and enhancing the development and organizational performance of HR professionals in the province and adds value to the organizations they serve. Member services include dinner meetings,

HRMAM Magazine

, job bank, lunch and learn programs and more.


Human Resources Association of New Brunswick — HRANB

PO Box 20073, Brunswick Square

Saint John, NB E2L 5B2

(506)658-4431 Fax: (506)632-6134

Contact: John McIntyre


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Established in 1996, the HRANB encourages members to develop and maintain a professional standard of knowledge and proficiency in the occupational field of HR. Monthly membership meetings provide networking opportunities to share best practices, and develop HR skills through educational seminars.


Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia — HRANS

P.O. Box 592

Halifax, NS B3J 2R7

(902)435-8823 Fax: (902)484-7396


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Assists practitioners in meeting today’s HR challenges and providing opportunities to increase their personal and professional competence and knowledge. Members have monthly dinner meetings, professional development workshops and certification programs.


Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario — HRPAO

2 Bloor St. W., suite 1902

Toronto, ON M4W 3E2

(416)923-2324 Fax: (416)923-7264



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Governed by a board of directors elected by the membership, the HRPAO is a not-for-profit association providing leadership and support to HR professionals in Ontario. Provides courses, conferences, a magazine and more. Local chapters throughout the province.

Ontario Society for Training and Development (OSTD)

80 Richmond St.W., suite 508

Toronto, ON M4H 2A4

(416)367-5900 Fax: (416)367-1642


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A non-profit membership organization dedicated to training, workplace learning and HR development. A variety of services are offered to members including consultants and supplier listings, resource materials, a job bank service, certification and more.


L’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec

1253, avenue McGill College

Bureau 820,

Montreal, QC H3B 2Y5

(514)879-1636 Fax: (514)879-1722


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More than 4,500 members occupy key management positions in virtually every sector of the economy. One of the association’s prime objectives is to demonstrate how crucial effective HR management is to the health of companies and organizations alike.


Saskatchewan Council of Human Resource Associations (SCHRA)

Contact: Susan Pander, President

(306) 777-3993

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Represents a network of professionals across Saskatchewan through the four provincially-recognized associations listed below. The purpose of the Council is to promote and encourage practitioners to develop and maintain a professional standard, through certification, of knowledge and proficiency in the field of human resource management. Goals include representing the interests of Saskatchewan HR practitioners and professionals, establishing standards for certification, promoting the CHRP designation and attaining recognition as a resource for HR issues in the province.

Saskatoon Human Resources Association (SHRA)

Contact: Charmaine Sproule, President

(306) 975-3290


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Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) — Regina

Contact: Linda Hall, President

(306) 757-4522


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Saskatchewan Training and Development Association (STDA) — Regina

Contact: Yvette Battistolo, President

(306) 566-1791


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Saskatchewan Training and Development Association (STDA) — Saskatoon

Contact: Pat Clarkson, President

(306) 254-4224


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