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Peer Networking Groups – 2015-2016

Peer Networking Groups (PNG’s) present an excellent opportunity for HRPA Grand Valley Chapter members to access networks of their peers in an informal setting. See the table below for each PNG description and contact person and see the PNG event list on the sidebar for specific details on upcoming meetings.

PNG’s offer such benefits as: short (60 min.) monthly meetings featuring Subject Matter Experts who will address topics of relevance to the group, email distribution lists that allow for informal information sharing between peers, and a general opportunity to network with those sharing similar business situations and challenges.

Attendance at the monthly meetings is free and some meetings will be CPD approved (details will be provided to you at the meeting).

NOTE that meeting times can change due to speaker availability, keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and/or the above calendar link for these notices and ensure you have registered online.






Health, Safety, and Wellness

3rd Wednesday of every month


Location varies based on plant tour

Kyle Irwin &
Kelly Strauss

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Learning and Development

2nd Tuesday of every month


Optimum Talent (formerly KWA Partners) 
- 20 Erb Street West, Suite 901 Waterloo
- Marsland Centre
- Meet in the 9th Floor Boardroom

Marleen Guttensohn &
Peter Webb

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Total Rewards

3rd Thursday of every month


Optimum Talent (formerly KWA Partners
- 20 Erb Street West, Suite 901 Waterloo
- Marsland Centre
- Meet in the 9th Floor Boardroom

Heidi Blanchet

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3rd Tuesday of every month


- 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener,
- Philip Room A

Peter Lister

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Employee Relations

Last Tuesday of every month


City of Waterloo
- City Hall, Council Chambers
- 100 Regina St. South, 3rd floor, Waterloo

Kathryn Meehan

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New HR Professionals

Last Monday of every month


Conestoga College
- Doon Campus
- 299 Doon Valley Dr Kitchener ON
- Room 1D02

Sheila Blake

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HR Career Transitions ​Last Thursday of every month ​8:00am Clear Path Employer Services
- 295 Thompson Drive #2
- Cambridge

Cindy Tarasow &
John Francis

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Stratford ​2nd Tuesday of every Month ​8:00am ​Conestoga College
- 130 Youngs St
- Stratford
Sandy McCann

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Senior HR Professionals ​2nd Thursday of every month ​8:00am ​LHH Knightsbridge Office
- 115 King St South, Suite 202
- Waterloo
Patricia Polischuk

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Peer Networking Chair


Director of Special Events and Programming

Darren Becks