Sincerely,
The Guelph & District Chapter Board

Events

Keep up to date with the latest HRPA events.

Guelph and District: SOLD OUT IN-PERSON Student and Mentoring Social

Come join the HRPA Guelph & District Chapter for an evening of networking, learning, and engagement. Please join us to...

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Guelph and District: IN-PERSON Financial 1st Aid for HR Professionals

Financial 1st Aid for HR Professionals is an interactive and engaging 1 ½ hour workshop that will empower HR professionals...

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Guelph and District: IN-PERSON ABM plus Evidence Based HR

So you want to be an evidence-based HR practitioner? Join this in-person event with speaker Peter Hausdorf to learn more...

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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.

Register Online

About Leadership

Kerri-Klassen
Kerri Klassen, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Kerri is passionate about building strong relationships, which is why Employee Relations is always at the forefront of her career. Moving from the Toronto Chapter in 2007 to pursue an HR Specialist opportunity at Denso Manufacturing Canada Inc,, she joined the Guelph Chapter and continues to enjoy all of the volunteering opportunities it has to offer. Kerri is a U of T grad with an HR Diploma from McMaster. She has met a countless number of amazing HR Professionals through the Chapter Board, Chapter events and conferences. It has been a pleasure working as a Certified HR Professional with CulturedHR, and more recently at ApplyBoard Inc. as a Senior HR Business Partner.

Kerri is looking forward to returning to in-person events again as HRPA Guelph & District Chapter’s new Chapter Chair.

Guelph-Evan_Campbell
Evan Campbell

Chapter Past Chair

Evan Campbell is a labour and employment lawyer in the Guelph office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP and an active member of the Guelph Chapter. In his practice, he routinely counsels employers and HR professionals on all aspects of employment/labour law and regularly appears before the Courts and administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Evan has served in various capacities on the HRPA Guelph & District Chapter Board over the past 5 years and now moves into the Chapter Past Chair role for 2022-2023.

Catherine-Phelps
Catherine Phelps

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Catherine Phelps is a labour & employment lawyer at Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. She assists employers with a variety of issues including terminations, human rights, grievances, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, employment contracts, workplace policies and workplace investigations. Catherine appears on behalf of employers at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and grievance arbitrations.

Emma Marriott
Emma Marriott, BMMgt, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship & Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Emma Marriott is passionate about people and believes the journey begins within. She recently led downsizing efforts with an empathetic and caring approach that left people feeling heard, valued, supported, and empowered. Emma’s vision is to model the way and foster authentic organizational cultures that support sustained personal and professional growth to elevate performance. By living true to her values of quality, vulnerability, continuous learning, genuine connections, and mindfulness, she cultivates deep connections and lasting partnerships with those she serves. Emma is passionate about her wellness journey and is intentional about disconnecting. She experiences joy through yoga, running, reading, writing, spending time in nature, and connecting with family and friends.

Amanda-Stokes
Amanda Stokes, CHRP, CHRL, MBA

Chair, Chapter Programs

Amanda has been a member of the HRPA since 2011 and has been involved with her local chapter ever since. She enjoyed sharing her passion for the HR profession with students as the Chapter’s Student Liaison Chair for a few years and is now taking on the Chapter Programs Chair role.

Amanda has spent the last 10 years working in different HR/Business Management roles within the academic, retail and agriculture industries. Amanda is currently a part-time Faculty member at Conestoga College in their Human Resources Management program.

Amanda holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Fredericton, as well as her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations.

Zach MacPherson
Zack MacPherson, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

An experienced HR professional, Zack has held roles as a Recruitment Manager, HR Manager and is currently a Talent Partner. He is a University of Guelph alumni and is on track to obtain his CHRL shortly. Having been a part of the HRPA Guelph & District Chapter for over 10 years, Zack is excited to take the step to a Chapter Board role supporting the local chapter.

Kerri-Klassen
Kerri Klassen, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Kerri is passionate about building strong relationships, which is why Employee Relations is always at the forefront of her career. Moving from the Toronto Chapter in 2007 to pursue an HR Specialist opportunity at Denso Manufacturing Canada Inc,, she joined the Guelph Chapter and continues to enjoy all of the volunteering opportunities it has to offer. Kerri is a U of T grad with an HR Diploma from McMaster. She has met a countless number of amazing HR Professionals through the Chapter Board, Chapter events and conferences. It has been a pleasure working as a Certified HR Professional with CulturedHR, and more recently at ApplyBoard Inc. as a Senior HR Business Partner.

Kerri is looking forward to returning to in-person events again as HRPA Guelph & District Chapter’s new Chapter Chair.

Guelph-Evan_Campbell
Evan Campbell

Chapter Past Chair

Evan Campbell is a labour and employment lawyer in the Guelph office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP and an active member of the Guelph Chapter. In his practice, he routinely counsels employers and HR professionals on all aspects of employment/labour law and regularly appears before the Courts and administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Evan has served in various capacities on the HRPA Guelph & District Chapter Board over the past 5 years and now moves into the Chapter Past Chair role for 2022-2023.

Catherine-Phelps
Catherine Phelps

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Catherine Phelps is a labour & employment lawyer at Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. She assists employers with a variety of issues including terminations, human rights, grievances, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, employment contracts, workplace policies and workplace investigations. Catherine appears on behalf of employers at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and grievance arbitrations.

Emma Marriott
Emma Marriott, BMMgt, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship & Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Emma Marriott is passionate about people and believes the journey begins within. She recently led downsizing efforts with an empathetic and caring approach that left people feeling heard, valued, supported, and empowered. Emma’s vision is to model the way and foster authentic organizational cultures that support sustained personal and professional growth to elevate performance. By living true to her values of quality, vulnerability, continuous learning, genuine connections, and mindfulness, she cultivates deep connections and lasting partnerships with those she serves. Emma is passionate about her wellness journey and is intentional about disconnecting. She experiences joy through yoga, running, reading, writing, spending time in nature, and connecting with family and friends.

Amanda-Stokes
Amanda Stokes, CHRP, CHRL, MBA

Chair, Chapter Programs

Amanda has been a member of the HRPA since 2011 and has been involved with her local chapter ever since. She enjoyed sharing her passion for the HR profession with students as the Chapter’s Student Liaison Chair for a few years and is now taking on the Chapter Programs Chair role.

Amanda has spent the last 10 years working in different HR/Business Management roles within the academic, retail and agriculture industries. Amanda is currently a part-time Faculty member at Conestoga College in their Human Resources Management program.

Amanda holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Fredericton, as well as her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations.

Zach MacPherson
Zack MacPherson, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

An experienced HR professional, Zack has held roles as a Recruitment Manager, HR Manager and is currently a Talent Partner. He is a University of Guelph alumni and is on track to obtain his CHRL shortly. Having been a part of the HRPA Guelph & District Chapter for over 10 years, Zack is excited to take the step to a Chapter Board role supporting the local chapter.

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