HR associations

A list of associations across the country

National/International HR Associations

Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA)

2 Bloor St. W., Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M4W 3E4
(416) 323-0031
(866) 560-1288
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1994
Number of members: 33,000

CCHRA is Canada’s national human resources council responsible for establishing and maintaining national core standards for the HR profession, fostering communication among participating associations, becoming the recognized resource on equivalency for HR qualifications across Canada and providing a national and international voice on HR issues. The CCHRA is a collaborative effort of 10 specialist and provincial HR associations representing 33,000 professionals across Canada

Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)

20 Eglinton Ave. W.
Box 2033, Suite 1104
Toronto, ON M4R 1K8
(416) 489-2555
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1982
Number of members: 500

The Canadian Employee Relocation Council is a membership organization which aims to provide leadership, services and assistance to its members enabling them to effectively serve relocated families by addressing issues that impact workforce mobility both domestically and internationally.

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

Université Laval
Ste-Foy, QC G1K 7P4
(418) 656-2468
E-mail: [email protected]
Number of members: 214

CIRA promotes 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.

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)

720 Spadina Ave., Suite 315
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
(416) 367-5900
(866) 257-4275
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1946
Number of members: 2,000

National association dedicated to training, workplace learning and HR development. Offers a variety of services to members including consultants and supplier listings, resource materials, a job bank, certification and more.

HRMS Professionals Association (HRMSP)

14845-6 Yonge St., Suite 541
Aurora, ON L4G 6H8
(416) 221-4559
(866) 878-3899
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 2005
Number of members: 84

HRMSP serves the needs and aspirations of HR management systems professionals by sharing knowledge, best practices and industry trends through educational programs and networking events.

Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS)

317 Madison Ave., Suite 1509
New York, NY 10017
(212) 490-6387
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1977
Number of members: 3,000

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 perspectives on complex and challenging HR and business issues.

International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)

PO Box 1086
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 791-9488
(800) 804-3983
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1980
Number of members: 2,500

Helps members achieve their objectives through the management of HR information with technology. Members include practitioners, vendors, consultants, students and academics. The association offers educational programs, vendor fairs, roundtable discussion groups and social and networking events.

Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)

Centre for Health and Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Rd., Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1
(905) 614-4272
(800) 406-4272
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1917
Number of members: 50,000 firms

The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization based in Ontario. The IAPA takes a leading role in the prevention of workplace injury and illness and working for improvement in the health and safety performance of member firms.

International Personnel Management Association — Canada (IPMA)

14868 41 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6H 5N7
(780) 433-0234
(866) 433-0234
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1906
Number of members: 1,000

The International Personnel Management Association — Canada (IPMA-Canada) is the Canadian chapter of IPMA, an international HR association with members in 27 countries. IPMA-Canada aims to promote excellence in the practice of HR management and offers an international HR certification program.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

1800 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-3440
Founded: 1948
Number of members: 205,000

Provides education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, online services and publications to more than 200,000 members throughout the world.

Strategic Capability Network (SCNetwork)
(Formerly Canadian Human Resource Planners)

P.O. Box 1043,
T.D.C. Postal Station,
77 King St. W.
Toronto, ON M5K 1P2
(416) 979-0114
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1979
Number of members: 500

SCNetwork Toronto Region

2 Carlton St.
Suite 1304
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
(416) 979-0114
E-mail: [email protected]

SCNetwork London Region

C/O 2 Carlton St.
Suite 1304
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
(416) 979-0114
E-mail: [email protected]

SCNetwork Calgary Region

P.O. Box 85283, Albert Park Postal Outlet
Calgary, AB T2A 7R7
(403) 217-2989
E-mail: [email protected]

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


14040 N. Northsight Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 922-2020
(877) 951-9191
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1955
Number of members: 30,000

WorldatWork (Canada)
P.O. Box 4520, Postal Station A
Toronto, ON M5W 4M4

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.

World Federation of Personnel Management Associations

2 Serangoon Rd.
Level 6, Tekka Mall
Singapore 218227
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1976
Number of members: More than 70 national personnel associations representing more than 400,000 people management professionals.

A global network of professionals in people management. Aids the development and improves the effectiveness of professional people management. Member representatives meet regularly, commission research projects, publish a quarterly newsletter and run an international congress every two years.


Human Resources Association of Calgary (HRAC)
80, 805 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P ON6
(403) 269-3303
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1946
Number of members: 1,000

Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA)
Suite 230, 1111 11 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0G5
(403) 209-2420
(800) 668-6125
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1984
Number of members: 2,400

Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton
P.O. Box 1392, Main Post Office
Edmonton, AB T5J 2N2
(780) 448-3723
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1949
Number of members: 400

British Columbia

BC Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA)
1101-1111 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 2J3
(604) 684-7228
(800) 665-1961
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1942
Number of members: 3,400

BC HRMA Victoria Office
PO Box 30247
Saanich Centre, BC V8X 5E1
(250) 477-7122
(866) 883-4752

BC HRMA Kelowna Office
200-1789 Harvey Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G4
(250) 763-3199
(868) 763-3199


Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM)

385 St. Mary Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N1
(204) 943-2836
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1942
Number of members: 1,100

New Brunswick

Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (HRANB)

PO Box 23128
Saint John, NB E1A 6S8
(506) 763-2640
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1996
Number of members: 750

Newfoundland and Labrador

Human Resources Professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador (HRPNL)

PO Box 21454
St. John’s, NL A1A 5G6
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 2004
Number of members: 150

Nova Scotia

Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia (HRANS)

P.O. Box 592
Halifax, NS B3J 2R7
(902) 435-8823
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1945
Number of members: 1,000


Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO)

2 Bloor St. W., Suite 1902
Toronto, ON M4W 3E2
(416) 923-2324
(800) 387-1311
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1936
Number of members: 16,000


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

1200, av. McGill College,
Bureau 1400
Montreal, QC H3B 4G7
(514) 879-1636
(800) 214-1609
E-mail: [email protected]
Founded: 1961
Number of members: 7,800


Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP)
Box 4583
Regina, SK S4P 3Y3
E-mail: [email protected]
Number of members: 700

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