Sincerely,
The Toronto Chapter Board

Events

Keep up to date with the latest HRPA events.

Toronto The Effect of COVID-19 on Employment Law: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, Layoffs & More

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does employment law. This presents new challenges for workplaces. The recent court...

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Toronto An Investigator’s and Litigator’s Guide to Workplace Investigations

Hena Singh and Alex Van Kralingen are lawyers who are experienced with all facets of workplace investigations.  Both Hena and...

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Toronto and Durham How to RE-IMAGINE your Career

Careers sometimes just happen. There is no planning or forethought that goes into it. But what if you could stop...

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London - Guelph - Peterborough - Toronto: Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Safety: what is psychological safety and what is the relationship with EI

Ever Since Dr. Amy Edmondson, coined the term, “psychological safety” in her famous Harvard Business Review article progressive organizations have...

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Toronto Moving Forward with Mentoring

Did you know that 75% of executives point to mentoring as playing a key role in their success (ATD)? Also,...

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Toronto Mitigating Intercultural Conflict

This session explores the dynamics of how cultural differences (ethnic, national, generational, etc.) creates misunderstandings that can lead to conflict...

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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

Joanne Melanson HRPA Toronto 2019
Joanne Melanson, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Joanne’s career began in Employee Relations and spans 25 years in private and public sectors from start-ups to global leaders in professional and financial services, IT, media and communications.

Joanne provides executive services in HR and Strategic Planning, including organizational transformation and mergers.  With extensive leadership experience in developing teams, programs and policy, she advises C-suite partners on HR strategies to optimize performance, continuous improvement, and culture integration.  As Head of HR, Canada for a global IT consulting and branding firm, she led HR/OD initiatives through multiple acquisitions. Prior, at Canada’s public broadcaster (CBC) Joanne led Ontario Region programs including Shared Services, HRMS, and Total Rewards often as the HR representative on Joint Management-Union committees.

Her volunteer roles include the HRPA Professional Development Advisory Panel and Conference Programs Committee, Toronto Chapter Board Chair, Director of Executive Programs, Chair of Communications and CDG. She has also served on several HRPA panels and focus groups with the Registrar’s office.  Joanne enjoys the intrinsic rewards of volunteering to enrich the HRPA membership experience to create an inclusive culture of engagement, shared success and professional growth.

Active in the HR and business community over many years, Joanne has contributed as a Mentor, Speaker, Awards Judge, Facilitator and Coach and enjoys mentoring young professionals toward career success.

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Hussain Haider-Ali, CHRL

Chapter Chair Elect

Hussain is a seasoned HR professional with experience working in the regulatory, non-profit, and public sectors.  Currently working as a member of a Senior Management Team at the City of Toronto, he provides oversight on various strategic priorities ensuring integration and line-of-sight across the organization.  He prides himself on his ability to foster relationships at all levels of the organization, building trust and rapport quickly to effectively move forward with the task at hand.

He is passionate about the field of Human Resources and has contributed to the HRPA for several years.  Through his roles on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Chapter over the last several years, he has managed several portfolios including Professional Development, Sponsorship, and the Mentorship.  In June 2021, he assumed the role of Chair Elect for the HRPA Toronto Chapter.  He looks forward to transitioning to the role of Chair, leading the largest chapter in the association through a time of significant chang

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Moneca Yardley, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Moneca has been a Board Director in the role of Treasurer-Secretary for the HRPA Toronto Chapter since 2016.  During that time, she assumed additional responsibilities as the Director of the Mentorship Program during its transition to the former MentorCity platform launch in 2017-18.    More recently in 2019, she was a member of the HRPA Chapter Budget Review Task Force to develop the updated spending guidelines for all chapters that were subsequently approved and implemented.  Next Moneca participated on a panel of judges for the 2021 HRPA Student Case competition.

A seasoned HR Executive in the non-profit sector, presently she is Director People Services for Sojourn House, a refugee agency.  Her background includes seventeen years in a senior HR leadership role at a City of Toronto community centre engaged in supporting innovation and inclusion with a focus on youth. Prior to that she was Program Producer for three seasons of the successful ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) Friday Night program with an emphasis on celebrating culture.

Moneca has volunteered and gained over twenty years of Board governance and leadership expertise on various community committees and boards.  She is a passionate advocate for mentoring and helping youth, and is an original member of the adjudicating panel for the annual Div. 14 CPLC Community Safety Scholarship awarded to graduating high school students under the Investing in Our Diversity program.

She is eager to continue volunteering her energy and time on the Toronto Chapter Board and is motivated to steward and strengthen board governance while serving its’ membership.

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Hendrik Nieuwland, LL.B, MPA, M.Sc.

Chair, Chapter Legal Ease Committee

Hendrik is a partner at Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP, an employment litigation firm.  Since joining the firm in 2007, Hendrik has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of employment and labour disputes, including wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards complaints, Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaints, human rights applications, union grievances, and fiduciary litigation. Hendrik has served as counsel at several trials, appeals, arbitrations, and injunctions. Hendrik advises businesses in a number of sectors, including manufacturing, banking, financial services, health care, publishing, retail, charities, government, and technology.  In addition to his litigation practice, Hendrik is a frequent writer and speaker on employment and labour law matters. Hendrik has authored and contributed to several legal texts, and has written for Canadian Lawyer In House magazine, HR Professional magazine, Canadian HR Reporter, and the Financial Post. Hendrik has presented at the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Institute for Professional Management, the HRPA Annual National Conference, and at HRPA Chapters across the GTA.  Before joining the firm, Hendrik received his law degree from Queen’s University, and clerked for the judges of the Ontario Divisional Court in 2006. Hendrik is from the small Niagara town of Port Colborne, Ontario.

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Danielle Marshall

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Danielle Marshall is the Director, Human Resources for S&C Electric in Toronto, Ontario. As the lead of the Human Resources function for Canada, she oversees Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Health & Safety, and Human Resources Services.

Prior to joining S&C in September 2016, Danielle worked for Merrithew Health Fitness, as the head of Human Resources (Director of Human Resources) leading organizational design initiatives, and implementing strategies to attract, coach and develop talent. She also spent 10 years at Martinrea International, developing and implementing change management strategies.

Danielle has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, a post-grad diploma in Human Resources Management from Georgian College and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from York University. She also holds a certification Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University and a certification in Fostering Diversity & Inclusion from Yale School of Management. Danielle lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

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Frank Tancredi, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Member since 1995, Frank comes with over 25 years of blended Human Resources experiences.

Principal at HRADVOCATE.ca & HRIntel360.ca – HR Consulting, Management & Mediation roles – Chief in various Union/Non-Union HR roles – Instructor, having developed Legal & HR courses as Program Lead – Managed various HR roles as exampled from Quebecor Inc. and Nestlé Canada – Organizational Design Consultant: Re-Org Roles such as at Ontario Hydro’s transition to Ontario’s Power Transmission Network; consult on organizational conversion to an Independent Electricity Market Operator (IMO), under the Energy Competition Act.

Chair, HRPA Registration Committee – HRPA Toronto Chapter, Director Mentorship & Director Membership – Chair, LegalEase Committee – Member of The Society of Ontario Adjudicators & Regulators   Paralegal, Law Society of Ontario. Canadian Armed Forces, Captain (Ret’d), Artillery and PAFFO – Public Affairs Officer: included inceptive recruitment of women into combat roles, support & training female recruits to CAF combat roles integration. Diversity Specialist Officer, Racial Diversity Inclusion, also negotiated a CAF “lead presence” recruiting vehicle at annual Caribana Parades. Volunteer Consultant, non-profit Urban Alliance Race Relations.

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Lorinda Lee

Chair, Chapter Executive Events Committee

Lorinda is a Human Resource Executive who desires to inspire people to be their fullest.  She is an HR professional who has extensive breadth and depth of experience including: creation and implementation of business and people strategic plans and implementation, policies, systems, training and organizational development, employee and labour relations, negotiations, diversity and inclusion, human rights and harassment investigations, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, organizational transformation and change initiatives.

As a CHRL, Lorinda also holds a Ph.D in applied management, leadership and organizational change, a masters in intercultural communications, a bachelor in psychology, and a bachelor in adult education training and development, as well as executive certificates from Rotman School of Management and Osgoode York University.  Lorinda enjoys teaching and coaching globally, as well as volunteering on not-for-profit boards.

She is excited to be a part of this professional body to advance Human Resources work and its values to organizations and HR professionals.

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Trevor Stewart

Chair, Chapter Career Discussion Groups

Trevor is an experienced entrepreneur and senior business executive who has built his career around the provision of excellence within the field of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition.

As President and Managing Partner of Stoakley-Stewart Consultants, Trevor has gained an in-depth, behind the scenes, understanding of the crucial elements of business strategy within organizations large and small.

A trusted partner and advisor to both companies and candidates, he has helped build strong, dynamic organizations and successful, rewarding careers.

Focused on fostering and fueling relationships that endure he has strategically grown his company three-fold to what is now a leading Canadian boutique Executive Search Firm providing expert-level, specialist, talent acquisition services to companies across Canada,  into the United States, and overseas.

With a passion for generating participation, inclusiveness, enthusiasm and empowered motivation, Trevor enjoys facilitating positive change management espousing the fundamental principals of Servant Leadership.

Trevor earned his B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Queen’s University and has been involved with the HRPA for the majority of his professional career. Eager to tackle this incredible opportunity to give back he looks forward to applying his insights, energy and abilities to the advancement of the HR Profession and the HRPA Toronto Chapter.

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Titilayo Akinsanya, B.A. CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Communications

Titi is a highly motivated human resources leader with over fifteen (15) years of progressive experience leading and developing teams.  In addition to her human resources experience, she has strong business acumen supported by her senior level experiences as an operations manager. She prides herself with truly understanding the core of a business and its stakeholders needs to successfully align the business strategy with the human resources strategy.

She is tech-savvy and inspires the use of technology in business and human resources processes.  Titi enjoys volunteering her time to philanthropic causes and organizations that support education.  She believes in constant individual growth and encourages ongoing learning.  Titi continues to mentor and coach individuals towards reaching their goals and aspirations.

Titi has earned the Human Resources and Management Certificate through the University of Toronto, a B.A. in Public Policy and Management from York University and her Law Clerk’s Diploma from Humber College. She is excited to continue volunteering her time as a Director on the Toronto Chapter Board of Directors and she looks forward to bringing her diverse viewpoints, communication and relationship building skills to support the Board and the association.

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Flora Sousa, CHRL, CHRE

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

A member of HRPA since 1996, Flora is a business focused human resources executive who has worked in the HR profession for over 20 years, primarily for global companies in the investment management/financial services industry.

Currently at Fiera Capital as Global Head, Human Resources (previously at Invesco Canada and Citigroup in senior HR positions), Flora ensures the people and business strategies are aligned, which includes providing corporate risk oversight and governance. Throughout her career, Flora has led many transformation and growth initiatives, while implementing talent programs that drive employee engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness.  She is a trusted advisor and client centric HR partner with strong relationship and team building capabilities.

Flora is committed to self-development and strongly believes in helping and mentoring others.  As a past member of the Invesco Women’s Network, she helped to accelerate the development and career growth of women, and was a formal mentor to groups of female employees.  She has also helped to develop and raise the profile of the HR profession by volunteering as a member of the CHRE Review Committee since 2015.

In addition to obtaining the CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designations, Flora completed George Brown College’s diploma program in Human Resources Management.

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Andria Matadial, B.A. CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Andria is an experienced senior human resources professional specializing in Talent Acquisition, with an extensive background in organizational development, training, recruitment, business development, Diversity & Inclusion and Campus outreach programs.

She has worked in a variety of industries at both the corporate level and as an independent consultant, including financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, media, marketing, sales, engineering procurement and construction services. Her career has progressed with both global leaders and local organizations such as universities, colleges, non-profits, start-ups and specialty groups.

Andria’s passion for ‘giving back’ spans many years as a volunteer with the HRPA, where she has enjoyed working with and for the membership, from students to executives.

Andria’s past experience includes 6 years as a board member with the HRPA Toronto Chapter as Director of Membership (2014-2017) and Regulatory Affairs Liaison (2017-2020) as well as 3 years as Chair of the Toronto Events Committee (2011 – 2014), overseeing Professional Development and Social events with a team of 30+ volunteers. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from York University and a Human Resources Management Certificate from Humber College.

It would be a privilege for her to continue the volunteer journey as an advocate and voice for the members of the HRPA Toronto Chapter.

Joanne Melanson HRPA Toronto 2019
Joanne Melanson, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Joanne’s career began in Employee Relations and spans 25 years in private and public sectors from start-ups to global leaders in professional and financial services, IT, media and communications.

Joanne provides executive services in HR and Strategic Planning, including organizational transformation and mergers.  With extensive leadership experience in developing teams, programs and policy, she advises C-suite partners on HR strategies to optimize performance, continuous improvement, and culture integration.  As Head of HR, Canada for a global IT consulting and branding firm, she led HR/OD initiatives through multiple acquisitions. Prior, at Canada’s public broadcaster (CBC) Joanne led Ontario Region programs including Shared Services, HRMS, and Total Rewards often as the HR representative on Joint Management-Union committees.

Her volunteer roles include the HRPA Professional Development Advisory Panel and Conference Programs Committee, Toronto Chapter Board Chair, Director of Executive Programs, Chair of Communications and CDG. She has also served on several HRPA panels and focus groups with the Registrar’s office.  Joanne enjoys the intrinsic rewards of volunteering to enrich the HRPA membership experience to create an inclusive culture of engagement, shared success and professional growth.

Active in the HR and business community over many years, Joanne has contributed as a Mentor, Speaker, Awards Judge, Facilitator and Coach and enjoys mentoring young professionals toward career success.

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Hussain Haider-Ali, CHRL

Chapter Chair Elect

Hussain is a seasoned HR professional with experience working in the regulatory, non-profit, and public sectors.  Currently working as a member of a Senior Management Team at the City of Toronto, he provides oversight on various strategic priorities ensuring integration and line-of-sight across the organization.  He prides himself on his ability to foster relationships at all levels of the organization, building trust and rapport quickly to effectively move forward with the task at hand.

He is passionate about the field of Human Resources and has contributed to the HRPA for several years.  Through his roles on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Chapter over the last several years, he has managed several portfolios including Professional Development, Sponsorship, and the Mentorship.  In June 2021, he assumed the role of Chair Elect for the HRPA Toronto Chapter.  He looks forward to transitioning to the role of Chair, leading the largest chapter in the association through a time of significant chang

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Moneca Yardley, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Moneca has been a Board Director in the role of Treasurer-Secretary for the HRPA Toronto Chapter since 2016.  During that time, she assumed additional responsibilities as the Director of the Mentorship Program during its transition to the former MentorCity platform launch in 2017-18.    More recently in 2019, she was a member of the HRPA Chapter Budget Review Task Force to develop the updated spending guidelines for all chapters that were subsequently approved and implemented.  Next Moneca participated on a panel of judges for the 2021 HRPA Student Case competition.

A seasoned HR Executive in the non-profit sector, presently she is Director People Services for Sojourn House, a refugee agency.  Her background includes seventeen years in a senior HR leadership role at a City of Toronto community centre engaged in supporting innovation and inclusion with a focus on youth. Prior to that she was Program Producer for three seasons of the successful ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) Friday Night program with an emphasis on celebrating culture.

Moneca has volunteered and gained over twenty years of Board governance and leadership expertise on various community committees and boards.  She is a passionate advocate for mentoring and helping youth, and is an original member of the adjudicating panel for the annual Div. 14 CPLC Community Safety Scholarship awarded to graduating high school students under the Investing in Our Diversity program.

She is eager to continue volunteering her energy and time on the Toronto Chapter Board and is motivated to steward and strengthen board governance while serving its’ membership.

hendrik-nieuwland
Hendrik Nieuwland, LL.B, MPA, M.Sc.

Chair, Chapter Legal Ease Committee

Hendrik is a partner at Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP, an employment litigation firm.  Since joining the firm in 2007, Hendrik has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of employment and labour disputes, including wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards complaints, Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaints, human rights applications, union grievances, and fiduciary litigation. Hendrik has served as counsel at several trials, appeals, arbitrations, and injunctions. Hendrik advises businesses in a number of sectors, including manufacturing, banking, financial services, health care, publishing, retail, charities, government, and technology.  In addition to his litigation practice, Hendrik is a frequent writer and speaker on employment and labour law matters. Hendrik has authored and contributed to several legal texts, and has written for Canadian Lawyer In House magazine, HR Professional magazine, Canadian HR Reporter, and the Financial Post. Hendrik has presented at the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Institute for Professional Management, the HRPA Annual National Conference, and at HRPA Chapters across the GTA.  Before joining the firm, Hendrik received his law degree from Queen’s University, and clerked for the judges of the Ontario Divisional Court in 2006. Hendrik is from the small Niagara town of Port Colborne, Ontario.

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Danielle Marshall

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Danielle Marshall is the Director, Human Resources for S&C Electric in Toronto, Ontario. As the lead of the Human Resources function for Canada, she oversees Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Health & Safety, and Human Resources Services.

Prior to joining S&C in September 2016, Danielle worked for Merrithew Health Fitness, as the head of Human Resources (Director of Human Resources) leading organizational design initiatives, and implementing strategies to attract, coach and develop talent. She also spent 10 years at Martinrea International, developing and implementing change management strategies.

Danielle has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, a post-grad diploma in Human Resources Management from Georgian College and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from York University. She also holds a certification Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University and a certification in Fostering Diversity & Inclusion from Yale School of Management. Danielle lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

frank-tancredi
Frank Tancredi, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Member since 1995, Frank comes with over 25 years of blended Human Resources experiences.

Principal at HRADVOCATE.ca & HRIntel360.ca – HR Consulting, Management & Mediation roles – Chief in various Union/Non-Union HR roles – Instructor, having developed Legal & HR courses as Program Lead – Managed various HR roles as exampled from Quebecor Inc. and Nestlé Canada – Organizational Design Consultant: Re-Org Roles such as at Ontario Hydro’s transition to Ontario’s Power Transmission Network; consult on organizational conversion to an Independent Electricity Market Operator (IMO), under the Energy Competition Act.

Chair, HRPA Registration Committee – HRPA Toronto Chapter, Director Mentorship & Director Membership – Chair, LegalEase Committee – Member of The Society of Ontario Adjudicators & Regulators   Paralegal, Law Society of Ontario. Canadian Armed Forces, Captain (Ret’d), Artillery and PAFFO – Public Affairs Officer: included inceptive recruitment of women into combat roles, support & training female recruits to CAF combat roles integration. Diversity Specialist Officer, Racial Diversity Inclusion, also negotiated a CAF “lead presence” recruiting vehicle at annual Caribana Parades. Volunteer Consultant, non-profit Urban Alliance Race Relations.

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Lorinda Lee

Chair, Chapter Executive Events Committee

Lorinda is a Human Resource Executive who desires to inspire people to be their fullest.  She is an HR professional who has extensive breadth and depth of experience including: creation and implementation of business and people strategic plans and implementation, policies, systems, training and organizational development, employee and labour relations, negotiations, diversity and inclusion, human rights and harassment investigations, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, organizational transformation and change initiatives.

As a CHRL, Lorinda also holds a Ph.D in applied management, leadership and organizational change, a masters in intercultural communications, a bachelor in psychology, and a bachelor in adult education training and development, as well as executive certificates from Rotman School of Management and Osgoode York University.  Lorinda enjoys teaching and coaching globally, as well as volunteering on not-for-profit boards.

She is excited to be a part of this professional body to advance Human Resources work and its values to organizations and HR professionals.

trevor-stewart
Trevor Stewart

Chair, Chapter Career Discussion Groups

Trevor is an experienced entrepreneur and senior business executive who has built his career around the provision of excellence within the field of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition.

As President and Managing Partner of Stoakley-Stewart Consultants, Trevor has gained an in-depth, behind the scenes, understanding of the crucial elements of business strategy within organizations large and small.

A trusted partner and advisor to both companies and candidates, he has helped build strong, dynamic organizations and successful, rewarding careers.

Focused on fostering and fueling relationships that endure he has strategically grown his company three-fold to what is now a leading Canadian boutique Executive Search Firm providing expert-level, specialist, talent acquisition services to companies across Canada,  into the United States, and overseas.

With a passion for generating participation, inclusiveness, enthusiasm and empowered motivation, Trevor enjoys facilitating positive change management espousing the fundamental principals of Servant Leadership.

Trevor earned his B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Queen’s University and has been involved with the HRPA for the majority of his professional career. Eager to tackle this incredible opportunity to give back he looks forward to applying his insights, energy and abilities to the advancement of the HR Profession and the HRPA Toronto Chapter.

titilayo-akinsanya
Titilayo Akinsanya, B.A. CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Communications

Titi is a highly motivated human resources leader with over fifteen (15) years of progressive experience leading and developing teams.  In addition to her human resources experience, she has strong business acumen supported by her senior level experiences as an operations manager. She prides herself with truly understanding the core of a business and its stakeholders needs to successfully align the business strategy with the human resources strategy.

She is tech-savvy and inspires the use of technology in business and human resources processes.  Titi enjoys volunteering her time to philanthropic causes and organizations that support education.  She believes in constant individual growth and encourages ongoing learning.  Titi continues to mentor and coach individuals towards reaching their goals and aspirations.

Titi has earned the Human Resources and Management Certificate through the University of Toronto, a B.A. in Public Policy and Management from York University and her Law Clerk’s Diploma from Humber College. She is excited to continue volunteering her time as a Director on the Toronto Chapter Board of Directors and she looks forward to bringing her diverse viewpoints, communication and relationship building skills to support the Board and the association.

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Flora Sousa, CHRL, CHRE

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

A member of HRPA since 1996, Flora is a business focused human resources executive who has worked in the HR profession for over 20 years, primarily for global companies in the investment management/financial services industry.

Currently at Fiera Capital as Global Head, Human Resources (previously at Invesco Canada and Citigroup in senior HR positions), Flora ensures the people and business strategies are aligned, which includes providing corporate risk oversight and governance. Throughout her career, Flora has led many transformation and growth initiatives, while implementing talent programs that drive employee engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness.  She is a trusted advisor and client centric HR partner with strong relationship and team building capabilities.

Flora is committed to self-development and strongly believes in helping and mentoring others.  As a past member of the Invesco Women’s Network, she helped to accelerate the development and career growth of women, and was a formal mentor to groups of female employees.  She has also helped to develop and raise the profile of the HR profession by volunteering as a member of the CHRE Review Committee since 2015.

In addition to obtaining the CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designations, Flora completed George Brown College’s diploma program in Human Resources Management.

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Andria Matadial, B.A. CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Andria is an experienced senior human resources professional specializing in Talent Acquisition, with an extensive background in organizational development, training, recruitment, business development, Diversity & Inclusion and Campus outreach programs.

She has worked in a variety of industries at both the corporate level and as an independent consultant, including financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, media, marketing, sales, engineering procurement and construction services. Her career has progressed with both global leaders and local organizations such as universities, colleges, non-profits, start-ups and specialty groups.

Andria’s passion for ‘giving back’ spans many years as a volunteer with the HRPA, where she has enjoyed working with and for the membership, from students to executives.

Andria’s past experience includes 6 years as a board member with the HRPA Toronto Chapter as Director of Membership (2014-2017) and Regulatory Affairs Liaison (2017-2020) as well as 3 years as Chair of the Toronto Events Committee (2011 – 2014), overseeing Professional Development and Social events with a team of 30+ volunteers. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from York University and a Human Resources Management Certificate from Humber College.

It would be a privilege for her to continue the volunteer journey as an advocate and voice for the members of the HRPA Toronto Chapter.

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