Sincerely,
The Sudbury Chapter Board

Events

Keep up to date with the latest HRPA events.

Sudbury: Developing a Resilient Culture in Times of Change

The amount of change has never been greater with new challenges of working from home, lay-offs, employees home stress combined...

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Sudbury: Social Media Investigations 101 for Professionals and Employers

As HR Professionals you have the opportunity to avoid hiring an applicant that could compromise your organization’s brand, leak sensitive...

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Thousand Islands and Sudbury Chapters: 3 Coaching Focus Areas for Leaders to Leverage in the Hybrid Workspace

Whether you are back to the office, working remotely or supporting a hybrid team, coaching skills have never been 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

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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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Trina Pharand, CHRP, CRSP

Chapter Chair

Trina Pharand is the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Manager for NORCAT.  Trina comes from a very diverse professional background. Over the past ten years, her career has spanned many sectors including education, mining, construction, oil and gas, and technical trades.  She has been accountable for a variety of functions, including Human Resources, Labour and Employee Relations, Training and Development, Health & Safety and Environment, and Quality Assurance.

Trina has a solid understanding and direct experience with governance, risk and compliance management through the development, implementation and management of integrated programs and initiatives.  Her consultancy experience has included human capital gap analyses to forecast talent pool requirements, development and implementation of various safety management systems, training needs studies and audits at various phases of mining projects, tailored training programs, and safety guidelines to help shape and lead industry from a governmental planning perspective.

Trina holds her Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree and Certificate in Environmental Biology from Laurentian University, is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). She currently serves as Secretary for both the Human Resources Professional Association Sudbury Chapter Board and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Mid-North Ontario Chapter Board.

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Julia Demianiuk, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair & Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Julia Demianiuk is a Human Resources & Occupational Health Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sudbury, Ontario. She received her B.Comm from Laurentian University in 2011 and her Human Resources Post Graduate Diploma in 2013. She started her Human Resources career in the public sector at the Sudbury District Health Unit before moving into the private sector in order to obtain the level of experience required for the CHRL designation. She moved back to the public sector and has successfully obtained her CHRL designation. She continues to support the HR community through the HRPA Sudbury Chapter.

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Sarah Mills, CHRP

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Sarah Mills is currently the Human Resources Manager for Baker Tilly SNT. She received her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Laurentian University in 2011 and her Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management in 2012 from the University of Western Ontario. She worked in the Human Resources department at Greater Sudbury Utilities from 2012-2018 before joining Baker Tilly. She holds her CHRP designation and is currently working towards obtaining the CHRL designation. This is Sarah’s first time serving on a Board of Directors and she looks forward to serving the HRPA Sudbury Chapter members.

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​​​​​​Callan Rogers, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

Callan Rogers is the Workforce Development Office at Public Health Sudbury & Districts where he has a leadership role in workforce planning, capacity building and human resource management components of the agency’s workforce development framework. He graduated Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts, Law and Justice and then went on to complete the Human Resources Management program at Cambrian College. Callan currently holds his CHRP designation with plans to acquire the CHRL designation in the future. Callan is new to the role of Chair, Mentorship, and is very much looking forward to engaging with the HRPA community during his term.

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Danielle Tremblay​​​​​​​, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

Danielle Tremblay is currently the Human Resources Coordinator for the Greater Sudbury Police Service. After graduating Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Danielle attended Cambrian College to obtain her Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. She currently holds her CHRP designation and hopes to obtain her CHRL in the future. In her personal life Danielle enjoys camping, music and traveling. As a proud member of the Sudbury community Danielle looks forward to serving on the Board of Directors as the Communications Chair for the Sudbury Chapter.

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Lisa O’Bonsawin, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Lisa O’Bonsawin joined the Human Resource Professional Association completing the requirements and exam in 2010.  Lisa’s involvement with the local Sudbury chapter includes committee work for the annual conference, participation in chapter meetings and ongoing engagement in learning opportunities. Currently, Lisa is the General Manager of the Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada, a unique medical outreach program providing essential eye care to 30 remote northern communities annually. Under her leadership of 7 years, the program evolved and expanded, achieving recognition nationally and internationally. Lisa has used her skills as a Human Resource professional to expand the team and establish employment practices related to recruitment, training, retention, and secondment opportunities for health care professionals.   

 Lisa was an honour student in her education in business marketing and human resources. She has extensive experience in volunteerism and board relationships. Lisa has her certificate in volunteer engagement from Humber College and has been part of various community sport boards. Currently, she works directly with a medical governing committee. She has been involved in many projects that required strong change management and engagement skills to influence staff and volunteers to support new strategic plans and capital projects.   

Lisa believes that each person offers a unique perspective to work environment, community, and self. She says, “each person has something to share with someone else if you leave yourself open to learning and kindness”. She has always embraced the role of volunteerism and credits her success and happiness to the many people she has met during her involvement in the community. 

trina-pharand
Trina Pharand, CHRP, CRSP

Chapter Chair

Trina Pharand is the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Manager for NORCAT.  Trina comes from a very diverse professional background. Over the past ten years, her career has spanned many sectors including education, mining, construction, oil and gas, and technical trades.  She has been accountable for a variety of functions, including Human Resources, Labour and Employee Relations, Training and Development, Health & Safety and Environment, and Quality Assurance.

Trina has a solid understanding and direct experience with governance, risk and compliance management through the development, implementation and management of integrated programs and initiatives.  Her consultancy experience has included human capital gap analyses to forecast talent pool requirements, development and implementation of various safety management systems, training needs studies and audits at various phases of mining projects, tailored training programs, and safety guidelines to help shape and lead industry from a governmental planning perspective.

Trina holds her Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree and Certificate in Environmental Biology from Laurentian University, is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). She currently serves as Secretary for both the Human Resources Professional Association Sudbury Chapter Board and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Mid-North Ontario Chapter Board.

julia-demianiuk
Julia Demianiuk, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair & Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Julia Demianiuk is a Human Resources & Occupational Health Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sudbury, Ontario. She received her B.Comm from Laurentian University in 2011 and her Human Resources Post Graduate Diploma in 2013. She started her Human Resources career in the public sector at the Sudbury District Health Unit before moving into the private sector in order to obtain the level of experience required for the CHRL designation. She moved back to the public sector and has successfully obtained her CHRL designation. She continues to support the HR community through the HRPA Sudbury Chapter.

sarah-mills
Sarah Mills, CHRP

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Sarah Mills is currently the Human Resources Manager for Baker Tilly SNT. She received her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Laurentian University in 2011 and her Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management in 2012 from the University of Western Ontario. She worked in the Human Resources department at Greater Sudbury Utilities from 2012-2018 before joining Baker Tilly. She holds her CHRP designation and is currently working towards obtaining the CHRL designation. This is Sarah’s first time serving on a Board of Directors and she looks forward to serving the HRPA Sudbury Chapter members.

callan-rogers
​​​​​​Callan Rogers, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

Callan Rogers is the Workforce Development Office at Public Health Sudbury & Districts where he has a leadership role in workforce planning, capacity building and human resource management components of the agency’s workforce development framework. He graduated Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts, Law and Justice and then went on to complete the Human Resources Management program at Cambrian College. Callan currently holds his CHRP designation with plans to acquire the CHRL designation in the future. Callan is new to the role of Chair, Mentorship, and is very much looking forward to engaging with the HRPA community during his term.

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Danielle Tremblay​​​​​​​, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

Danielle Tremblay is currently the Human Resources Coordinator for the Greater Sudbury Police Service. After graduating Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Danielle attended Cambrian College to obtain her Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. She currently holds her CHRP designation and hopes to obtain her CHRL in the future. In her personal life Danielle enjoys camping, music and traveling. As a proud member of the Sudbury community Danielle looks forward to serving on the Board of Directors as the Communications Chair for the Sudbury Chapter.

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Lisa O’Bonsawin, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Lisa O’Bonsawin joined the Human Resource Professional Association completing the requirements and exam in 2010.  Lisa’s involvement with the local Sudbury chapter includes committee work for the annual conference, participation in chapter meetings and ongoing engagement in learning opportunities. Currently, Lisa is the General Manager of the Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada, a unique medical outreach program providing essential eye care to 30 remote northern communities annually. Under her leadership of 7 years, the program evolved and expanded, achieving recognition nationally and internationally. Lisa has used her skills as a Human Resource professional to expand the team and establish employment practices related to recruitment, training, retention, and secondment opportunities for health care professionals.   

 Lisa was an honour student in her education in business marketing and human resources. She has extensive experience in volunteerism and board relationships. Lisa has her certificate in volunteer engagement from Humber College and has been part of various community sport boards. Currently, she works directly with a medical governing committee. She has been involved in many projects that required strong change management and engagement skills to influence staff and volunteers to support new strategic plans and capital projects.   

Lisa believes that each person offers a unique perspective to work environment, community, and self. She says, “each person has something to share with someone else if you leave yourself open to learning and kindness”. She has always embraced the role of volunteerism and credits her success and happiness to the many people she has met during her involvement in the community. 

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