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 Committees

Committees, whether Board, Standing, General or Operational, provide important oversight to ensure HRPA is acting in the best interests of the public, its members and in accordance with the association's mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

The chart below explains the type of committee, reporting relationship and composition of HRPA committees.

Operational Committees

Board Committees

Standing Committees

General Committees

Awards

Audit and Finance

Appeals

Academic Standards

Professional Development

Governance and Nominating

Complaints and Investigation

Board Nominating Committee

Editorial Advisory Council

Human Resources and Compensation

Discipline

Experience Assessment

Annual Conference

 

Professional Regulation and Standards

Continuing Professional Development

Summit Awards Judges

 

Registration

SHRP Review

Ethos

 

 

 

Health and Safety

     

Reporting to CEO, Chaired  by Staff or members of HRPA and composed of Members or staff.

Reporting to Board, Chaired by Board Directors and composed solely of Board Directors.

Reporting to the Board, Chairs are appointed from among sitting Board Directors. The committee is composed of Board Directors, HRPA Members and the Public.

Reporting to Standing or Board Committees, Chairs and Members are appointed as determined by the Board. Currently the Committees are Chaired and composed of HRPA Members and the Public.


Board Committees

(Board and standing committees report to the board through the committee's chair)

Audit and Finance

The purpose of the Audit and Finance Committee is to Monitor financial reporting and disclosure to gain reasonable assurance that HRPA complies with all applicable laws, regulations, rules, policies and other requirements of governments and regulatory agencies relating to financial reporting and disclosure; ensure the accounting principles, significant judgments and disclosures that underlie or are incorporated in financial statements are the most appropriate in the prevailing circumstances; ensure quarterly and annual financial statements are accurate; fairly present HRPA's financial position as a result of its operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and together with management discussion and analysis constitute a fair presentation of its financial condition; and ensure appropriate information concerning the financial position and performance of HRPA is disseminated to the membership in a timely manner.

Governance and Nominations Committee

The Professional Regulation and Standards Committee is a standing committee of the Board.  The mandate of Governance and Nominating Committee is to ensure that there is good governance in all HRPA processes--this includes the governance of regulatory activities at HRPA.  Suspected or alleged breaches of Code of Conduct for Directors of the HRPA Board and of Chapters of HRPA or of the Code of Conduct for Members of Adjudicative Committees and Committees are reviewable by the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Board Nominations Committee

A subcommittee of the GNC, Board Nominations Committee is responsible for ensuring:

(i) Qualified members are identified and presented to the membership for election to the Board of Directors, while bearing in mind the need for a board that is balanced as to gender, regional representations and diversity.

(ii) Qualified non-members are identified and recommended to the GNC for appointment as External Board Directors.

Human Resources and Compensation
The Human Resources and Compensation Committee oversees the selection, retention, compensation and succession planning for the position of the CEO; reviews the succession plans for key organizational positions on an annual basis; reviews the human resources policies and practices of the organization as required and to receive management assurance  that those policies and practices are consistently and fairly applied annually; and provide human resources advice, assistance and support to the CEO and others who may be responsible for the management of the organization’s employees.

Standing Committees

Appeals Committee
The Appeals Committee of HRPA is a Standing Committee of the Board of Directors of HRPA. The purpose of the Committee is to review appeals lodged by HRPA members or members of the public, ensuring due process, procedural fairness and accountability for HRPA members and the protection of public interest. The Committee is also responsible for the development of policies, procedures and practices with respect to appeals.

The Committee functions under authority of the Board of Directors of HRPA and in accordance with the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013; the HRPA bylaws, policies and rules of the association. Appeals may be lodged by any of the parties affected by decisions rendered by any of the following:

  • Experience Assessment Committee
  • Academic Standards Committee
  • Continuing Professional Development Committee
  • Complaints and Investigations Committee
  • Discipline Committee
  • Capacity Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) Review Committee
  • Decisions made by the Registrar, relating to registration or certification
  • Decisions of other committees as set out in the bylaws

Complaints and Investigations Committee

The mandate of the Complaints and Investigations Committee (CIC) is to receive, assess and respond to all complaints respecting allegations of non-compliance with the Association’s Code of Ethics, By-laws or Rules of Professional Conduct.

Discipline Committee

The mandate of the Discipline Committee is to hear allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity referred to it from the Complaints and Investigation Committee, to make determinations of guilt or incapacity and to apply the appropriate and just remedy to the member who is the subject of the allegation(s). 
 
Professional Regulation and Standards Committee (PRSC)

The Professional Regulation and Standards Committee is a standing committee of the Board.  The Professional Regulation and Standards Committee has a policy and oversight mandate to ensure that HRPA has in place processes and policies necessary for HRPA top carry out its regulatory objects under the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013.  It oversees the activities various adjudicative committees including the Experience Assessment Committee, the Continuing Professional Development Committee, the Academic Standards Committee, and the SHRP Review Committee.  Members with experience in professional certification and professional regulation are especially encouraged to apply.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

The CPD Committee is a general committee that reports to the Professional Regulation and Standards Committee (PRSC).  The committee is responsible for reviewing CPD logs to ensure compliance with the established standards.  It applies these standards in accordance with parameters developed by the Professional Standards Committee and approved by the HRPA Board.  Members with experience in professional certification are especially encouraged to apply.

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee of HRPA is a Standing Committee of the Board of Directors of HRPA. As per the process established in the By-laws, the mandate and authority of the Registration Committee is to make determinations in regards to the suitability of an applicant for membership with HRPA or in regards to the appropriateness of category of membership being applied for. The Registration Committee also considers applications for removal or modification of any term, condition or limitation previously imposed on a member’s registration with HRPA.

After considering the application and the submissions from applicants for registration with HRPA, the panel may make an order doing any one or more of the following:

(a) Directing the Registrar to admit the applicant to membership in the Association;
(b) Directing the Registrar to impose specified terms, conditions and limitations on  the applicant’s membership and specifying a limitation on the applicant’s right to apply for removal or modification;
or
(c) Directing the Registrar to refuse to admit the applicant to membership in the Association.
After considering the application and the submissions from applicants for removal or modification of any term, condition or limitation previously imposed on a member’s registration with HRPA, the Registration Committee may make an order doing any one or more of the following:
(a) Refusing the application;
(b) Directing the Registrar to remove any term, condition or limitation imposed on the member’s membership;
(c) Directing the Registrar to modify terms, conditions or limitations on the member’s membership

The Registration Committee does not have the authority to deem that an applicant has met the requirements for membership where the membership requirement is prescribed as non-exemptible.The Registration Committee may establish rules of procedure in regards to how applications and submissions from applicants are to be made.

Experience Assessment Committee

The Experience Assessment Committee is a general committee that reports to the Professional Regulation and Standards Committee (PRSC).  This committee is responsible for determining the appropriateness and adequacy of qualifications of individuals who have applied for certification by HRPA.  The Committee makes decisions in the context of the alternate route and validation of experience applications.  Members with experience in professional certification are especially encouraged to apply.

Academic Standards Committee

The Academic Standards Committee is a general committee that reports to the Professional Regulation and Standards Committee (PRSC).  Upon application by qualified educational institutions and professional associations, the Committee is responsible for assessing the appropriateness and adequacy of courses as applicable towards HRPA’s coursework requirement and eligible for inclusion on HRPA’s list of approved courses. Upon application by individual members, the Committee is responsible for determining the appropriateness and adequacy of courses not on HRPA’s list of approved courses for credit towards HRPA’s coursework requirement. The Committee makes such determinations in accordance with parameters developed by the Professional Standards Committee and approved by the Board of HRPA.  Members who have experience in post-secondary education in HR are especially encouraged to apply.

SHRP Review Committee

The SHRP Review Committee is a general committee that reports to the Professional Regulation and Standards Committee (PRSC).  The SHRP Review Committee is responsible for determining the appropriateness and adequacy of qualifications of individuals who have applied for the SHRP designation.  It applies these standards in accordance with parameters developed by the Professional Regulation and Standards Committee and approved by the HRPA Board.  The SHRP Review Committee is comprised of members who have achieved the SHRP designation. 

Operational Committees

(Operational Committees report to the CEO through the committee's chair or senior manager)

Annual Conference

The committee is an advisory committee for developing the conference content and on
site volunteer assistance. 

Awards

The HRPA Awards Committee is an operational committee of HRPA.  The HRPA Awards Committee is responsible for the review, selection and presentation of recipient recommendations for awards presented by HRPA including honorary life membership awards which are approved by the Board of HRPA.  Members with experience in the evaluation of candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Ethos

Ethos is defined as “The fundamental and distinctive character of a group, social context, or period of time, typically expressed in attitudes, habits, and beliefs.” This is a committee that is comprised of HRPA staff to propose, develop and implement activities/special projects that encourage association staff to interact with one another resulting in the enhancement of their identification and engagement with the association, its objectives and values.

Recognition

A committee comprised of HRPA staff to develop, implement and maintain employeee recognition within the association.

Health and Safety and Fire Safety

HRPA’s Joint Health and Safety and Fire Committee is comprised of staff and has the responsibility for upholding the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.  In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, HRPA will ensure that there are two certified members on its Joint Health and Safety and Fire Safety Committee.

Ergonomics Task Force

This committee meets once a year to conduct an internal audit of ergonomic conditions at HRPA.

HR Professional Editorial Advisory Board

To advise the editor regarding editorial content for the HR Professional magazine.

Professional Development

The mandate of Committee is to identify and provide a comprehensive offering of professional development opportunities.

If you have any questions related to the asociation's provincial committees, please contact Louise Tagliacozzo, Director Board Relations and Administration, at Ltagliacozzo@hrpa.ca.​