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The Guelph & District Chapter Board

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Guelph and District: 12.10.2020 - Social - Virtual Get Together

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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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Evan Campbell

Chapter Chair

Evan Campbell is a labour and employment lawyer in the Guelph office of Miller Thomson 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 previously served on the programs committee, assisting in the planning of the monthly events. Evan looks forward to his continued involvement in the chapter in his new role as Director of Professional Development.

Sandra_Casarin
Sandra Casarin

Chapter Past Chair

As Chapter Chair, Sandra’s role is to direct the effective operations of the Guelph Chapter in order to meet the needs of members and to ensure conformance with the Chapter and HRPA bylaws. The Chapter Chair is the principle liaison between HRPA and the Chapters membership.

Sandra is an HR Manager for the manufacturing sector in Guelph. She has been a member of the Guelph & District HRPA for 10 years, and has served on the board for five years, four years as Membership Director and one year as President –Elect. She maintains a Diploma in Human Resources Management and has received training in a variety of areas including Coaching, Leadership Development, Project Management and Workplace Accident Investigations.

Jacqueline-Vinovich
Jacqueline Vinovich

Chapter Secretary-Treasurer

As the Secretary-Treasurer, Jacqueline is responsible for the official correspondence and minutes of the board as well as managing vendor relationships related to venues for chapter events.  Jacqueline is also responsible for planning and preparing the Chapter’s annual budget, and monitoring the Chapter’s revenues and expenses.

Jacqueline is new to the Guelph Chapter Board and excited to become a more active member of the chapter.   Jacqueline has 20+ years of experience within Retail Operations with a focus on HR, predominately in recruitment, training and development and performance management.

Kerri-Klassen
Kerri Klassen, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship Committee

Kerri Klassen has 10 years of Automotive Manufacturing in her more recent HR experiences as a Senior Human Resources Specialist.  Although Kerri loves an HR Generalist type role, her passion lies in Employee Relations and spending time with Associates on the plant floor.  She holds an Honours Degree in Business & Economics from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma in Human Resources Management from McMaster University.  Kerri received her CHRP in 2005, and currently holds a CHRL.  She started with the HRPA Toronto Chapter, and became a part of the Guelph Chapter when she moved to Guelph for her career in 2007.  She joined the Guelph Mentorship Committee 4 years ago, and simultaneously took on a Mentor position as well, before becoming a Co-Chair Leader of the Mentorship Committee.  She is very excited to now take on the Chair Mentorship role and help to continue the success of the Committee into future years.

Amanda-Stokes
Amanda Stokes, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

As the Chair of the Student Relations Committee, Amanda is excited to share her passion for the HR profession with students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources. She has been a member of the HRPA since 2011, and has served on the membership committee for the last two years, and prior was a part of the student relations committee for the Windsor chapter. Amanda is currently working in the Agriculture industry, and has spent the last 5+ years working in different HR/Business Management roles within the academic and retail industries. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor, and holds her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Carol-Wehner
Carol Wehner, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

As Chair Chapter Programs/Professional Development, Carol’s role is to understand our chapter members’ professional development interests and deliver events with topics and experiences that bring value to our Guelph Chapter members.

Carol brings over 25 years of Senior HR professional experience with a passion and focus on Talent Management and Development, Coaching, Organizational Design and HR Strategy.  Carol is always interested in continued learning and holds a CHRL designation, Advanced ADR, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is DISC and Hogan certified. Carol is always interested to meet members and hear feedback about their learning interests! Please feel free to introduce yourself to Carol at our Chapter Events.

Guelph-Evan_Campbell
Evan Campbell

Chapter Chair

Evan Campbell is a labour and employment lawyer in the Guelph office of Miller Thomson 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 previously served on the programs committee, assisting in the planning of the monthly events. Evan looks forward to his continued involvement in the chapter in his new role as Director of Professional Development.

Sandra_Casarin
Sandra Casarin

Chapter Past Chair

As Chapter Chair, Sandra’s role is to direct the effective operations of the Guelph Chapter in order to meet the needs of members and to ensure conformance with the Chapter and HRPA bylaws. The Chapter Chair is the principle liaison between HRPA and the Chapters membership.

Sandra is an HR Manager for the manufacturing sector in Guelph. She has been a member of the Guelph & District HRPA for 10 years, and has served on the board for five years, four years as Membership Director and one year as President –Elect. She maintains a Diploma in Human Resources Management and has received training in a variety of areas including Coaching, Leadership Development, Project Management and Workplace Accident Investigations.

Jacqueline-Vinovich
Jacqueline Vinovich

Chapter Secretary-Treasurer

As the Secretary-Treasurer, Jacqueline is responsible for the official correspondence and minutes of the board as well as managing vendor relationships related to venues for chapter events.  Jacqueline is also responsible for planning and preparing the Chapter’s annual budget, and monitoring the Chapter’s revenues and expenses.

Jacqueline is new to the Guelph Chapter Board and excited to become a more active member of the chapter.   Jacqueline has 20+ years of experience within Retail Operations with a focus on HR, predominately in recruitment, training and development and performance management.

Kerri-Klassen
Kerri Klassen, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship Committee

Kerri Klassen has 10 years of Automotive Manufacturing in her more recent HR experiences as a Senior Human Resources Specialist.  Although Kerri loves an HR Generalist type role, her passion lies in Employee Relations and spending time with Associates on the plant floor.  She holds an Honours Degree in Business & Economics from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma in Human Resources Management from McMaster University.  Kerri received her CHRP in 2005, and currently holds a CHRL.  She started with the HRPA Toronto Chapter, and became a part of the Guelph Chapter when she moved to Guelph for her career in 2007.  She joined the Guelph Mentorship Committee 4 years ago, and simultaneously took on a Mentor position as well, before becoming a Co-Chair Leader of the Mentorship Committee.  She is very excited to now take on the Chair Mentorship role and help to continue the success of the Committee into future years.

Amanda-Stokes
Amanda Stokes, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

As the Chair of the Student Relations Committee, Amanda is excited to share her passion for the HR profession with students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources. She has been a member of the HRPA since 2011, and has served on the membership committee for the last two years, and prior was a part of the student relations committee for the Windsor chapter. Amanda is currently working in the Agriculture industry, and has spent the last 5+ years working in different HR/Business Management roles within the academic and retail industries. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor, and holds her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Carol-Wehner
Carol Wehner, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

As Chair Chapter Programs/Professional Development, Carol’s role is to understand our chapter members’ professional development interests and deliver events with topics and experiences that bring value to our Guelph Chapter members.

Carol brings over 25 years of Senior HR professional experience with a passion and focus on Talent Management and Development, Coaching, Organizational Design and HR Strategy.  Carol is always interested in continued learning and holds a CHRL designation, Advanced ADR, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is DISC and Hogan certified. Carol is always interested to meet members and hear feedback about their learning interests! Please feel free to introduce yourself to Carol at our Chapter Events.

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