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The Northern Ontario Chapter Board

Events

Keep up to date with the latest HRPA events.

Northern ON and Algoma: Managing your Emotions

In the past, traditional interviewing has emphasized on what job must be done. Behavioural interviewing focuses on the person’s competencies...

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Northern ON: Coping with Change – Constructive Dismissal Considerations in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives, including employment. In this ever-changing world, employers must respond to the terms...

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Northern ON: Absence Management l A New Perspective

Absenteeism is a strategic issue; it is growing, getting more expensive every year, and negatively impacting organizational effectiveness, productivity, profitability...

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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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Esther Langevin, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Esther N. Langevin joined the HRPA Executive committee in 2010 and currently holds the position of Secretary/Treasurer.  She has over 12 years of human resources experience including recruiting, training, performance management, career development, collective agreement negotiations, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll, safety, and compliance issues.

Ms. Langevin is employed as Human Resources Officer at The Timmins and District Hospital where she was responsible for working with the management team in recruiting, attendance management, employee engagement, compliance, benefits and more.  Esther has also been teaching human resources classes at Northern College since September 2013.

Esther N. Langevin has her (CHRL) Certified Human Resources Leader and (PCP) Payroll Compliance Practitioner designations and is an active member of both the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and the Canadian Payroll Association.

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Anna Grassia, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair

Anna is a life-long resident of Northern Ontario.  She is the Human Resources Generalist at Resolute Forest Products Inc. Anna has worked in Human Resources for 14 years and holds her C.H.R.L designation. Her HR expertise encompasses benefit and pension administration, recruitment and retention, onboarding, HRIS and metrics management.  Anna feels very fortunate and proud of her 25 years of employment in the forest product industry, a cornerstone of Canada’s manufacturing sector. She also had the pleasure of facilitating courses for Confederation College. Anna began volunteering with the HRPA Northern Ontario in 2012 when she joined the Chapter Executive.  Her past positions were Secretary, Membership Director and Vice Chair. She currently holds the position of Chapter Chair.

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Ginette Morin-Trudel

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Ginette Morin is employed at the Timmins and District Hospital where she supports the growth and expansion of the hospital and ensures a quality workforce. She has solid experience in human resource processes including interviews, grievances, negotiations and collective agreements. She is a strategic thinker and able to thrive in a fluid environment. Her results oriented focus and can-do mentality helps her maintain effective internal relationships with the management team.

Ginette’s over 22 years of experience in hospital settings helps ensure successful service delivery of the Centralized Scheduling department using constant communication and staff advocacy. She is a team player who can build internal and external relationships at all levels. She is focused with a keen ability and drive to execute in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.

As a Graduate of Northern College in 1993 from the Administrative Assistant (bilingual) program, she recently obtained a Human Resources Management certificate in June 2017 from Northern College. She also has an informal certification as a French language testing coordinator.

Her drive and hard work on the HRPA Northeastern Ontario board is motivated by her drive to further develop relationships with Human Resources professionals and advance her knowledge and skills in the field.

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Karen Ball, CHRL

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Karen earned her Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources at Confederation College. Along with her education, Karen holds her CHRL designation and has over 14 years of experience in the Human Resources field. In her current role as Human Resources Advisor at Tbaytel, she provides guidance and support in many areas such as performance management, policy development, recruitment and selection,  psychological health and safety, leadership and employee training, as well as employment equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Karen is passionate about fostering respect, fairness and equity in the workplace. In support of this, she is chair of the Employment Equity Committee, sits on the Respect Committee as secretary, and has volunteered in, and organized events for, employee led initiatives for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the United Way.

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Kassia Harbinson

Chair, Chapter Communications

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Kassia is currently in her 4th year at Lakehead University in the Bachelor of Commerce program, majoring in Human Resources & Industrial Relations. She holds several years of experience working in a leadership role, and has a specific interest in employee recruitment and retention as well as training and development.

Kassia began volunteering with the HRPA Northern Ontario Chapter in 2020 as the Student Liaison. She is looking forward to meeting new people who share the same passion for Human Resources, and is excited for the opportunity to promote the HR profession in the region.

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Kystal Rondeau

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Krystal was born and raised in Timmins, where she managed various retail stores, starting from the bottom, and quickly working her way up to management. Other companies noticed her skills and hired her to run their stores. Krystal has always been committed to her work and goes above and beyond to accomplish it.

Krystal is well-known for her vivacity and friendliness. Krystal then decided to venture out with her extensive retail background and relocated to Thunder Bay to attend Confederation College, where she expects to complete the Business Administration-Human Resource three-year program.

Krystal was recently acclaimed to the 2021 Northern Ontario Chapter Board Directors.

esther-langevin
Esther Langevin, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Esther N. Langevin joined the HRPA Executive committee in 2010 and currently holds the position of Secretary/Treasurer.  She has over 12 years of human resources experience including recruiting, training, performance management, career development, collective agreement negotiations, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll, safety, and compliance issues.

Ms. Langevin is employed as Human Resources Officer at The Timmins and District Hospital where she was responsible for working with the management team in recruiting, attendance management, employee engagement, compliance, benefits and more.  Esther has also been teaching human resources classes at Northern College since September 2013.

Esther N. Langevin has her (CHRL) Certified Human Resources Leader and (PCP) Payroll Compliance Practitioner designations and is an active member of both the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and the Canadian Payroll Association.

anna-grassia
Anna Grassia, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair

Anna is a life-long resident of Northern Ontario.  She is the Human Resources Generalist at Resolute Forest Products Inc. Anna has worked in Human Resources for 14 years and holds her C.H.R.L designation. Her HR expertise encompasses benefit and pension administration, recruitment and retention, onboarding, HRIS and metrics management.  Anna feels very fortunate and proud of her 25 years of employment in the forest product industry, a cornerstone of Canada’s manufacturing sector. She also had the pleasure of facilitating courses for Confederation College. Anna began volunteering with the HRPA Northern Ontario in 2012 when she joined the Chapter Executive.  Her past positions were Secretary, Membership Director and Vice Chair. She currently holds the position of Chapter Chair.

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Ginette Morin-Trudel

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Ginette Morin is employed at the Timmins and District Hospital where she supports the growth and expansion of the hospital and ensures a quality workforce. She has solid experience in human resource processes including interviews, grievances, negotiations and collective agreements. She is a strategic thinker and able to thrive in a fluid environment. Her results oriented focus and can-do mentality helps her maintain effective internal relationships with the management team.

Ginette’s over 22 years of experience in hospital settings helps ensure successful service delivery of the Centralized Scheduling department using constant communication and staff advocacy. She is a team player who can build internal and external relationships at all levels. She is focused with a keen ability and drive to execute in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.

As a Graduate of Northern College in 1993 from the Administrative Assistant (bilingual) program, she recently obtained a Human Resources Management certificate in June 2017 from Northern College. She also has an informal certification as a French language testing coordinator.

Her drive and hard work on the HRPA Northeastern Ontario board is motivated by her drive to further develop relationships with Human Resources professionals and advance her knowledge and skills in the field.

karen-ball
Karen Ball, CHRL

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Karen earned her Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources at Confederation College. Along with her education, Karen holds her CHRL designation and has over 14 years of experience in the Human Resources field. In her current role as Human Resources Advisor at Tbaytel, she provides guidance and support in many areas such as performance management, policy development, recruitment and selection,  psychological health and safety, leadership and employee training, as well as employment equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Karen is passionate about fostering respect, fairness and equity in the workplace. In support of this, she is chair of the Employment Equity Committee, sits on the Respect Committee as secretary, and has volunteered in, and organized events for, employee led initiatives for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the United Way.

kassia-harbinson
Kassia Harbinson

Chair, Chapter Communications

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Kassia is currently in her 4th year at Lakehead University in the Bachelor of Commerce program, majoring in Human Resources & Industrial Relations. She holds several years of experience working in a leadership role, and has a specific interest in employee recruitment and retention as well as training and development.

Kassia began volunteering with the HRPA Northern Ontario Chapter in 2020 as the Student Liaison. She is looking forward to meeting new people who share the same passion for Human Resources, and is excited for the opportunity to promote the HR profession in the region.

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Kystal Rondeau

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Krystal was born and raised in Timmins, where she managed various retail stores, starting from the bottom, and quickly working her way up to management. Other companies noticed her skills and hired her to run their stores. Krystal has always been committed to her work and goes above and beyond to accomplish it.

Krystal is well-known for her vivacity and friendliness. Krystal then decided to venture out with her extensive retail background and relocated to Thunder Bay to attend Confederation College, where she expects to complete the Business Administration-Human Resource three-year program.

Krystal was recently acclaimed to the 2021 Northern Ontario Chapter Board Directors.

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