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The Grey Bruce Chapter Board

Events

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Sarnia and District: 05.13.21 *VIRTUAL* ABM plus The New Face of Intergenerational Workplace

The Annual Business Meeting will include a report on Chapter activities, member recognition and an introduction of our 2021/2022 Chapter...

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Membership

At the Human Resources Professionals Association, we believe that better HR makes business better. Our goal is to ensure human resources professionals are recognized as an essential part of business success, and that our profession is as valued by organizations as those of other major professional associations.

We do this by equipping our members and students with the knowledge and tools that allow them to be specialized strategic thinkers relied upon to safeguard and futureproof Ontario businesses.

Interested in becoming an HRPA Member or joining as a Student? Learn more about member and student benefits and how to register.

Mentoring

Mentoring: The HRPA Mentorship Program encourages career growth and development by providing students – and HR Professionals who are early in their careers – with the opportunity to receive one-on-one coaching from more experienced Human Resources Professionals

Learn more about our HRPA Mentoring Programs

Volunteering

Volunteering at HRPA is a rewarding membership experience and volunteers are critical to the association’s continued success.

With the expertise and involvement of members, we create awareness of workplace issues, promote excellence in human resources management practices and provide services that support the HR community, knowledge-sharing and continuous professional development.

HRPA members and students are involved in a variety of volunteer service opportunities including:

  • Board of Directors
  • Committees
  • Annual Conference & Trade Show
  • Mentoring
  • Local HRPA Chapter Board’s and Chapter Committees

Register as a Volunteer:
The first step to volunteering at HRPA is registering in our volunteer services database. If your registration is accepted, you receive a notification. When an opportunity that matches your preferences and/or skills becomes available, you may be contacted directly with more information about the available volunteer role.

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About Leadership

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Jason Hemstock, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Born and raised in Bruce County, I am fortunate enough to have remained living in my home town of Tara with my wife and two daughters. My diploma in business and many of the human resource courses I took were with Georgian College – Owen Sound Campus so Grey and Bruce County is definitely home to me. Immediately after finishing college, I started working at Best Western Inn on the Bay in Owen Sound as an accountant while assisting the General Manager with Human Resource duties. Remaining with this organization has paid off as I currently fill the role as General Manager. I obtained my CHRL in 2009 and continued in hospitality gaining my CHA designation in 2014. My love for working with people has kept me in this industry were there is never a dull moment. I attribute the success of the Best Western Inn on the Bay to the employees and I know it was my human resources background that helped me to build this team. I can often be found working along side the staff members somewhere inside the hotel. I love where I live and I enjoy what I do for a living. One could not ask for much more.

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Melissa Clancy, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair

Melissa has been a member of the Grey Bruce Chapter Executive since returning to the area in 2009; including holding various positions as Membership Director, Vice President, and Chapter President Elect.  She is employed as the Human Resources Department Manager at the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Her work involves advising in various areas including Labour & Employee Relations, Job Evaluation & Pay Equity, Return to Work & Absence Management, Performance Management, and Recruitment & Succession Planning. Prior to joining the Health Unit, Melissa has held leadership positions in a variety of industries including retail, education, and financial services. Melissa has earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, a post diploma in Human Resources and continues her journey to be a lifelong learner throughout her career.

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Audrey Bross, B.A., CHRL

Chapter Secretary-Treasurer

​Audrey joined the GBHRPA executive in 2009 as Treasurer.  She has been an active member ever since being Treasurer, Vice President and just recently completed her role as President of the GBHRPA.

She now takes on a new challenge as Membership Director for the chapter for a 2 year term. ​

Audrey has working in the telecom, food manufacturing, rubber manufacturing industries as well as public administration and now with Canada’s leading ethanol producer.

She works and lives in the Grey-Bruce area.

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Leanne Gowing, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Communications Committee

Leanne holds a Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Carleton University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Lambton College.

She started her career as a HR Consultant where she gained exposure to the following industries: agriculture, telecom, public administration and manufacturing. She currently works as a Human Resources Manager where she is responsible for Recruitment, Training, Performance Management, Safety, Health & Wellness, Employee & Labour Relations, and Compensation & Benefits.

Leanne has been an active member of Grey-Bruce HRPA Chapter since 2011.

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Lacy Fischer, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

Lacy has been working for The Home Depot in a number of different HR capacities over the last 7 years. She began her career as a Human Resource Staffing Coordinator then moved to an HR Manager role; most recently she covered a parental leave in the capacity of District Human Resource Manager over the course of 2015. Lacy has obtained a bachelor of commerce from Ryerson University and a business administration diploma from Sheridan College. Lacy has been a member of the Grey Bruce HRPA Board of Directors over the last 5 years in both the Programs Director role and currently in the Communications Chair position.

jaon-hemstock
Jason Hemstock, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Born and raised in Bruce County, I am fortunate enough to have remained living in my home town of Tara with my wife and two daughters. My diploma in business and many of the human resource courses I took were with Georgian College – Owen Sound Campus so Grey and Bruce County is definitely home to me. Immediately after finishing college, I started working at Best Western Inn on the Bay in Owen Sound as an accountant while assisting the General Manager with Human Resource duties. Remaining with this organization has paid off as I currently fill the role as General Manager. I obtained my CHRL in 2009 and continued in hospitality gaining my CHA designation in 2014. My love for working with people has kept me in this industry were there is never a dull moment. I attribute the success of the Best Western Inn on the Bay to the employees and I know it was my human resources background that helped me to build this team. I can often be found working along side the staff members somewhere inside the hotel. I love where I live and I enjoy what I do for a living. One could not ask for much more.

melissa-clancy
Melissa Clancy, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair

Melissa has been a member of the Grey Bruce Chapter Executive since returning to the area in 2009; including holding various positions as Membership Director, Vice President, and Chapter President Elect.  She is employed as the Human Resources Department Manager at the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Her work involves advising in various areas including Labour & Employee Relations, Job Evaluation & Pay Equity, Return to Work & Absence Management, Performance Management, and Recruitment & Succession Planning. Prior to joining the Health Unit, Melissa has held leadership positions in a variety of industries including retail, education, and financial services. Melissa has earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, a post diploma in Human Resources and continues her journey to be a lifelong learner throughout her career.

audrey-bross
Audrey Bross, B.A., CHRL

Chapter Secretary-Treasurer

​Audrey joined the GBHRPA executive in 2009 as Treasurer.  She has been an active member ever since being Treasurer, Vice President and just recently completed her role as President of the GBHRPA.

She now takes on a new challenge as Membership Director for the chapter for a 2 year term. ​

Audrey has working in the telecom, food manufacturing, rubber manufacturing industries as well as public administration and now with Canada’s leading ethanol producer.

She works and lives in the Grey-Bruce area.

leanne-gowing
Leanne Gowing, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Communications Committee

Leanne holds a Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Carleton University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Lambton College.

She started her career as a HR Consultant where she gained exposure to the following industries: agriculture, telecom, public administration and manufacturing. She currently works as a Human Resources Manager where she is responsible for Recruitment, Training, Performance Management, Safety, Health & Wellness, Employee & Labour Relations, and Compensation & Benefits.

Leanne has been an active member of Grey-Bruce HRPA Chapter since 2011.

lacy-fischer
Lacy Fischer, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

Lacy has been working for The Home Depot in a number of different HR capacities over the last 7 years. She began her career as a Human Resource Staffing Coordinator then moved to an HR Manager role; most recently she covered a parental leave in the capacity of District Human Resource Manager over the course of 2015. Lacy has obtained a bachelor of commerce from Ryerson University and a business administration diploma from Sheridan College. Lacy has been a member of the Grey Bruce HRPA Board of Directors over the last 5 years in both the Programs Director role and currently in the Communications Chair position.

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