HR association notes

Four new members elected to CSTD board; CCHRA moving to Ottawa; New president and board members for HRANS; ‘Go2’ the top in B.C.

Four new members elected to CSTD board

The Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) has elected four new board members. The new members are: Ramona Materi, president of Ingenia Consulting in Vancouver; Regan Legassie, commandant of Canadian Forces Base Borden, in Borden, Ont.; Sheri Phillips, manager of training and development at Novopharm Ltd. in Toronto; and Isabel Feher-Watters, manager of enterprise learning at Pink Elephant in Burlington, Ont. The new members, who will serve on the board for three years, were elected at the annual general meeting held during the CSTD annual conference in November.

CCHRA moving to Ottawa

The Canadian Council for Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) has announced a new vision and mission for the organization. The new vision is “to be a world class organization leading the advancement of the profession built on credible and essential designations.” The new mission is to “be the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the profession across Canada through established and credible designations, collaborating on national issues related to the profession, leading federal government relations and proactively positioning the national HR agenda at the international level.” The CCHRA national office will be relocated from Toronto to Ottawa, a move it said will help alignment with federal initiatives and support work in both official languages.

New president and board members for HRANS

Sue Nelson, manager of human capital delivery for Teletech, was named the new president of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia at its annual general meeting in October. Nelson replaces past-president Shalini Richards, recruiting and development co-ordinator for The Municipal Group of Companies. Newly elected board members are: Patrick Hartling, president of SPL Development Services; Eryn Whitehead, HR consultant at the Northern District Transportation and Public Works, Government of Nova Scotia; Karen Fraser, HR officer at the Department of Health, Government of Prince Edward Island; Darlene Worth, director of conflict management consultation services at the RCMP, Atlantic region; Lori Honsberger, HR consultant at INTRIA and retail operations, Atlantic Region; and Peggy Leahey, director of HR at the University of Prince Edward Island.

‘Go2’ the top in B.C.

Garibaldi Lift Company and Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort are the 2006 recipients of the third annual ‘Go2 the top’ awards, presented by Go2. The awards recognize a British Columbia Liquor Primary and Accommodation employer that has upheld high standards of excellence in HR practices and people management. The awards were presented on Nov. 21 at the BC Hospitality Industry Conference in Vancouver. Go2 is an independent, non-profit industry association that works with B.C. tourism employers, employees, career seekers, educators and government on HR issues affecting the province’s tourism industry.

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