Sincerely,
The Peterborough Chapter Board

Events

Keep up to date with the latest HRPA events.

Peterborough: How Stigma Can Ruin Your Company

This interactive session will focus on how employers can improve their response to the specific challenges raised by workplace mental...

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Chatham-Kent - Peterborough: PD Event - Reaching New Heights: Healthy Team Dynamics and Effective Team Management

This dynamic presentation by Alan Mallory for human resource management professionals, focuses on developing leadership and strengthening teams by reinforcing...

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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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Sara Bragg, CHRL

Chapter Chair & Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Sara was programs director for Durham board for 5 years and has been with the Peterborough Chapter since 2015 as Program Director.

Sara became President Elect in 2016 and President in 2018.

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Amanda Payne

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Amanda Payne is the Employee Relations and HR Program Management Lead with The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group.

She holds a Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources Management and is presently completing her Degree through Athabasca University. Previous experience includes 8 years’ in Employment Services supporting employers and job seekers through recruitment, training and development. Amanda served as the Co-Executive Director with the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment in 2018 and was a member of the Municipality of Trent Lakes Economic Development Committee between 2017 and 2018.

Amanda is excited to connect with the local community of HR Practitioners through the Peterborough Chapter board.

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Alison Garbutt

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Alison started with the HRPA Board in 2016 as Treasurer and made the transition to Programs Director in May 2018. Alison has been involved with other HRPA committees.

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Julie Yandt, CHRL

Chapter Chair Elect

Julie Yandt is the Director, HR Business Partner and Program Management with The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group and holds the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.

Serving on the Board for the Peterborough Chapter from 2016-2018, Julie returned again in 2020 to serve as the Treasurer/Secretary and holds the role of Chair- Elect in the 2021/2022 year. Previous volunteer Board experience includes not-for-profit organizations. Julie also has been a Captain for a community mixed team in the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival since 2012.

Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations, a Certified Talent Management Professional (CTMP) designation, and is certified in Prosci Change Management as a Train-The-Trainer to support her 14+ years of leadership in the field of human resources in various industries covering retail, manufacturing and insurance.

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Terri Lawrence, CHRP, CHRL, PCP

Chair, Chapter Communications

A dedicated Human Resources professional with over 10 years of experience focused on payroll & data with experience in recruitment, benefits, pensions, learning & development, Health and Safety, Compensation and HR metrics. Previous HRPA volunteer experience includes the Programs Committee and later the Secretary/Treasurer role for the Peterborough Chapter board.

sara-mayrene-bragg
Sara Bragg, CHRL

Chapter Chair & Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Sara was programs director for Durham board for 5 years and has been with the Peterborough Chapter since 2015 as Program Director.

Sara became President Elect in 2016 and President in 2018.

amanda-payne
Amanda Payne

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Amanda Payne is the Employee Relations and HR Program Management Lead with The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group.

She holds a Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources Management and is presently completing her Degree through Athabasca University. Previous experience includes 8 years’ in Employment Services supporting employers and job seekers through recruitment, training and development. Amanda served as the Co-Executive Director with the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment in 2018 and was a member of the Municipality of Trent Lakes Economic Development Committee between 2017 and 2018.

Amanda is excited to connect with the local community of HR Practitioners through the Peterborough Chapter board.

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Alison Garbutt

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Alison started with the HRPA Board in 2016 as Treasurer and made the transition to Programs Director in May 2018. Alison has been involved with other HRPA committees.

julie-yandt
Julie Yandt, CHRL

Chapter Chair Elect

Julie Yandt is the Director, HR Business Partner and Program Management with The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group and holds the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.

Serving on the Board for the Peterborough Chapter from 2016-2018, Julie returned again in 2020 to serve as the Treasurer/Secretary and holds the role of Chair- Elect in the 2021/2022 year. Previous volunteer Board experience includes not-for-profit organizations. Julie also has been a Captain for a community mixed team in the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival since 2012.

Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations, a Certified Talent Management Professional (CTMP) designation, and is certified in Prosci Change Management as a Train-The-Trainer to support her 14+ years of leadership in the field of human resources in various industries covering retail, manufacturing and insurance.

terri-lawrence
Terri Lawrence, CHRP, CHRL, PCP

Chair, Chapter Communications

A dedicated Human Resources professional with over 10 years of experience focused on payroll & data with experience in recruitment, benefits, pensions, learning & development, Health and Safety, Compensation and HR metrics. Previous HRPA volunteer experience includes the Programs Committee and later the Secretary/Treasurer role for the Peterborough Chapter board.

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