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The Events Committee: Where the good stuff happens!  

Who we are
The Events Committee creates a medium for HR professionals to come together to network and learn, and hopefully have some fun in the process.  We seek to identify and host insightful and informative industry leaders and experts so that members can enhance their professional competencies and network in an engaging setting.

Visit our volunteer section to view our list of Committee Members.​

How you can help
We welcome your suggestions and feedback regarding topics and speakers of interest, and the support of sponsors who make it possible to run these events.  Please contact us at 

The Employment Networking Group (ENG) returns on September 14, 2015
The Toronto Chapter - HRPA will hold the next meeting of The Employment Networking Group (ENG) for members in transition on Monday, September 14, 2015. There will be two meetings - one from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM for senior members in transition (10+ years of experience) and the second meeting from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM for junior to intermediate members (0-9 years of experience). Meetings will be facilitated by Meagan White.
If you are in career transition, not currently employed and actively searching for work, you may register via the links provided. Volunteer speakers and experts from the business community present to both groups and speak on a variety of topics related to job search in the current environment. If you would like to suggest a potential guest speaker (including yourself) please email There will be 2-3 times per year when both groups will meet together to network, learn and coach.
Location: HRPA offices at 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 200 (corner of Avenue Road and Bloor St) in Toronto
Pricing: Complimentary
Members with 10+ years of experience: Register here
Members with 0-9 years of experience: Register here

RBC Run for the Kids – September 19, 2015
Support youth mental health at Sunnybrook Hospital, while getting some fresh air and exercise!
Time: Meet at 7:00 am for t-shirts at 5140 Yonge Street by the Starbucks.
Location: Mel Lastman Square, North York
Members: $10.00
Non Members: $20

Mentorship Program Mid-Year Celebration and Panel Discussion – September 24, 2015
Hello Mentorship Participants!
To show our appreciation for your engagement during the mentorship year, we welcome you to attend our panel event: current program mentors and protégés speaking about their experiences, lessons learned, and tips for a successful mentorship relationship. The panel will be moderated by Anne Bloom, Director of Mentorship, CHRP, CHRL.
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Yorkville Conference Center (150 Bloor St W, Suite 200, Toronto)
Pricing: Complimentary

Managing Difficult Employees – September 30, 2015
LegalEase Breakfast
Managing Difficult Employees: What Every Employer Needs to Know... and Do!
Best practices for effective performance tackling some of the toughest employment issues: Effective performance management of underperforming employees; effective performance management strategies improving employee performance; evidence gathering needed to defend a decision to terminate the employment relationship (should this be necessary).
About the Speaker:
Gerald Griffiths is a skilled lawyer whose practice is focused on the representation of management in many areas of employment and labour law. He is widely published and is regularly asked to speak on topics relevant to his practice. Gerald is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Workers' Compensation, Young Lawyers) and Law Society of Upper Canada.
Time: 7:30 to 10:00 AM
Location: CMA Ontario, 25 York Street, Suite 1100
Pricing: Members: $30.00; Members in Transition: $15.00; Students: $15.00

This event is pre-approved for two (2) CPD hours

Bridging the Gap – October 1, 2015
TO Connects
Come and join us for an engaging presentation by guest speakers Rose-Marie Fernandez and Graham Sogawa that will help the Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) assimilate into the reality of working in Canada while educating the Human Resources (HR) Professional about how they can leverage the IEP as a potential candidate.
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: Hot House Café (35 Church St, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3)
Pricing: Members: $10.00; Non Members: $20.00

Holiday Parties – October 19, 2015
LegalEase Webinar
The Holiday Office Party.... What can go "horribly wrong", and how wise HR practices can best prevent it?
Make sure your holiday party is remembered for only the right reasons. Get "the skinny" and be informed, about mistakes and best practices! Join Danny Kastner for a webinar on The Legal Pitfalls of Office Holiday Parties.
About the Speaker:
Danny Kastner has special expertise in employment law, labour law and civil litigation, with a related focus on human rights, defamation and shareholder disputes. In a broad range of sensitive workplace matters, Danny also acts as an independent workplace investigator.
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Location: Online – Webinar details sent once registered
Pricing: Members: $20.00; Members in Transition: $10.00; Students: $10.00

This event is pre-approved for one (1) CPD hour

How a World Beyond Employment is Disrupting HR – October 21, 2015
Ask taxi drivers about Uber. Ask retailers about Amazon. Ask ad agencies about Tongal. The world of platforms that connect work with talent is disrupting how things get done. Is HR ready for this world or does HR still focus on employees in jobs?
In Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment, David Creelman and his co-authors John Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan have outlined practical approaches for leaders-and for HR functions-to operate in a world where the terms "workforce" and "employees" have diverged.
This presentation will cover:
  • The case studies that inspired the book
  • A framework for "leading the work" (not just leading employees)
  • An explanation of the talent platforms and why they have the potential to have a dramatic impact on organizations
  • Discussion of where employment law fits in a world beyond employment 
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Location: Novotel Hotel - 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, M5E 1W2
Pricing: Members: $40.00; Non-Members: $60.00; Full-time Students: $20.00

This event is pre-approved for one (1) CPD hour


 HRPA Events Calendar