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The West Toronto Chapter Board

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West Toronto 12.09.20 *VIRTUAL* Supporting Employee Mental Health

In this session you will be given access to two effective resources and walked through how to use them. One resource...

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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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Michael Greendood, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP

Chair

Michael Greenwood CPA, CA, CFP, TEP brings over 25 years of experience in finance, consulting and business operations. He has specialized in providing insurance and group benefits solutions for the past 15 years. Before launching Pelorus’ benefits practice, he worked for one of Canada’s leading life insurance companies. Prior to entering the insurance industry, Michael worked for a national consulting firm and in the private sector in various financial and senior operational roles. Michael regularly speaks and writes about employee benefits, corporate culture and workplace wellness.

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Ann Yasher

Past Chair

Anne Yashar, CHRL, is the Human Resources Manager for United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. and works with all levels of management on providing guidance on a variety of human resources issues including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, health and safety, with strong focus on financials, regulations and compliance. Anne has been a member of the HRPA and an active member of HRPWT chapter since 2007.

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Ann Tavares, CHRL

Secretary/Treasurer

Ann Tavares, CHRL, brings over 25 years experience in Human Resources Management. As Managing Partner of HR Logic, an independent HR consulting company offering services to small to medium-sized organizations across a variety of industry sectors, Ann works closely with senior executives, providing strategic HR management and execution. A member of HRPA since 1991, Ann started volunteering as a student and in the years since has worked at annual conferences, mentored and been an active member on two of the Membership sub-committees. She is a graduate of King’s University College at Western and the post-graduate HRM program of Humber College.

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Natalie Maiola, CHRL

Professional Development Chair

Natalie Maiola, CHRL is a well-rounded HR Business Partner and is presently working at Whirlpool Corporation where she is responsible for driving exceptional people strategies and leading change to enable strategic business outcomes. Natalie provides support, direction and guidance to leaders in the area of team effectiveness, people leadership and employee development. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University and a Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College in Human Resources Management.

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Angela Vincenzo

Member Engagement Chair

Angela is a seasoned bilingual leader with over 20 years of both public and private sector experience and has worked in the areas of creating mentorship and diversity and inclusion programs, developed curricula for language courses and adult education courses as well as led compliance and enforcement teams in both the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Employment Practices with the Minsitry of Labour.

Angela acquired her undergraduate degree in modern Languages and Literature in both Italian and French languages from York Unversity; Acquired her Certificate in Adult Education from OISE at the University of Toronto and completed post graduate in Human Resource Management from Humber College. Angela also obtained her Advanced Alternate Dispute Resolution Certificate from Stitt, Feld & Handy in partnership with the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. Angela has been a member of the West Toronto HRPA since 2009.

Helen Patterson

Mentorship Chair

Helen Patterson is a Workplace Expert with an in-depth knowledge of employer culture, brand and HR strategy. Helen is currently Head Human of Life Works Well, delivering HR with heart. Life Works Well helps organizations put the heart and soul back into people so they can better serve their customers, community and world.
Helen is also the lead author and editor of two HR publications for Thompson Reuters – Employment Policies That Work and Terminations Best Practices, both comprehensive information resources for Canadian HR professionals.
Helen held senior leadership roles in law, HR and business at some of the top brands in Canada, including CIBC, ADP, FootLocker, Champs and The Northern Group. During her years as an employment lawyer and litigation counsel, she gained an understanding of the human rights and employee relations challenges that can be avoided with the right attention to heart-centred cultures. She believes in working on proactive strategy to avoid conflict in the workplace and champions the vision of a healthier workplace where all employees thrive.
At ADP, Helen held many hats including Product Compliance and Marketing Manager and lead content developer for the comprehensive HR services business launched in Canada. She worked closely with the technology teams to drive out-of-the-box thinking from a user perspective.
She is a sought-after speaker, and captivated audiences at DisruptHR, and the CPA and HRPA’s annual conferences. A life-long learner, she holds a Masters of Labour & Employment law from York University, a law degree from Western University and a B.A. in Political Science from York University.
Her vision is a world where everyone has a mentor who will help them grow so they can in turn give back.

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Sarah Durbano, CHRL

Communications Chair

Sarah Durbano, CHRL is an HR Director with over 10 years of experience and is presently working at Paymentus Corporation. She is responsible for benefits, employee engagement, compensation, performance management and wellness. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto and a Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College in Human Resources Management. She has been a member of the HRPA and the HRPWT chapter since 2005.

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Ian Turner

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

Ian currently works as an associate at HRwise, where he is responsible for job evaluation, job profiling and compensation analytics as well as assistance during client interaction and facilitation of client communication. He specializes in Human Resource oriented data analytics, specifically around compensation and job evaluation analysis.

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Lovel Dhir

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Liaison Committee

Lovel is a member of the Human Resources Team at Cardinal Health Canada Inc, where she supports their largest Canadian distribution facility. Her main focus is to provide effective coaching and advice to People Leaders, while enhancing the culture and employee engagement that leads to achieve high business results aligned with the company’s core values. She is very passionate about her work and is motivated and driven by the opportunity to add value and make a difference at her organization and through her volunteer position with the HRPAWT.

M Greenwood
Michael Greendood, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP

Chair

Michael Greenwood CPA, CA, CFP, TEP brings over 25 years of experience in finance, consulting and business operations. He has specialized in providing insurance and group benefits solutions for the past 15 years. Before launching Pelorus’ benefits practice, he worked for one of Canada’s leading life insurance companies. Prior to entering the insurance industry, Michael worked for a national consulting firm and in the private sector in various financial and senior operational roles. Michael regularly speaks and writes about employee benefits, corporate culture and workplace wellness.

A Yashar
Ann Yasher

Past Chair

Anne Yashar, CHRL, is the Human Resources Manager for United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. and works with all levels of management on providing guidance on a variety of human resources issues including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, health and safety, with strong focus on financials, regulations and compliance. Anne has been a member of the HRPA and an active member of HRPWT chapter since 2007.

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Ann Tavares, CHRL

Secretary/Treasurer

Ann Tavares, CHRL, brings over 25 years experience in Human Resources Management. As Managing Partner of HR Logic, an independent HR consulting company offering services to small to medium-sized organizations across a variety of industry sectors, Ann works closely with senior executives, providing strategic HR management and execution. A member of HRPA since 1991, Ann started volunteering as a student and in the years since has worked at annual conferences, mentored and been an active member on two of the Membership sub-committees. She is a graduate of King’s University College at Western and the post-graduate HRM program of Humber College.

N Maiola
Natalie Maiola, CHRL

Professional Development Chair

Natalie Maiola, CHRL is a well-rounded HR Business Partner and is presently working at Whirlpool Corporation where she is responsible for driving exceptional people strategies and leading change to enable strategic business outcomes. Natalie provides support, direction and guidance to leaders in the area of team effectiveness, people leadership and employee development. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University and a Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College in Human Resources Management.

A Vincenzo
Angela Vincenzo

Member Engagement Chair

Angela is a seasoned bilingual leader with over 20 years of both public and private sector experience and has worked in the areas of creating mentorship and diversity and inclusion programs, developed curricula for language courses and adult education courses as well as led compliance and enforcement teams in both the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Employment Practices with the Minsitry of Labour.

Angela acquired her undergraduate degree in modern Languages and Literature in both Italian and French languages from York Unversity; Acquired her Certificate in Adult Education from OISE at the University of Toronto and completed post graduate in Human Resource Management from Humber College. Angela also obtained her Advanced Alternate Dispute Resolution Certificate from Stitt, Feld & Handy in partnership with the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. Angela has been a member of the West Toronto HRPA since 2009.

Helen Patterson

Mentorship Chair

Helen Patterson is a Workplace Expert with an in-depth knowledge of employer culture, brand and HR strategy. Helen is currently Head Human of Life Works Well, delivering HR with heart. Life Works Well helps organizations put the heart and soul back into people so they can better serve their customers, community and world.
Helen is also the lead author and editor of two HR publications for Thompson Reuters – Employment Policies That Work and Terminations Best Practices, both comprehensive information resources for Canadian HR professionals.
Helen held senior leadership roles in law, HR and business at some of the top brands in Canada, including CIBC, ADP, FootLocker, Champs and The Northern Group. During her years as an employment lawyer and litigation counsel, she gained an understanding of the human rights and employee relations challenges that can be avoided with the right attention to heart-centred cultures. She believes in working on proactive strategy to avoid conflict in the workplace and champions the vision of a healthier workplace where all employees thrive.
At ADP, Helen held many hats including Product Compliance and Marketing Manager and lead content developer for the comprehensive HR services business launched in Canada. She worked closely with the technology teams to drive out-of-the-box thinking from a user perspective.
She is a sought-after speaker, and captivated audiences at DisruptHR, and the CPA and HRPA’s annual conferences. A life-long learner, she holds a Masters of Labour & Employment law from York University, a law degree from Western University and a B.A. in Political Science from York University.
Her vision is a world where everyone has a mentor who will help them grow so they can in turn give back.

sarah-durbano
Sarah Durbano, CHRL

Communications Chair

Sarah Durbano, CHRL is an HR Director with over 10 years of experience and is presently working at Paymentus Corporation. She is responsible for benefits, employee engagement, compensation, performance management and wellness. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto and a Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College in Human Resources Management. She has been a member of the HRPA and the HRPWT chapter since 2005.

I Turner
Ian Turner

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

Ian currently works as an associate at HRwise, where he is responsible for job evaluation, job profiling and compensation analytics as well as assistance during client interaction and facilitation of client communication. He specializes in Human Resource oriented data analytics, specifically around compensation and job evaluation analysis.

L Dhir
Lovel Dhir

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Liaison Committee

Lovel is a member of the Human Resources Team at Cardinal Health Canada Inc, where she supports their largest Canadian distribution facility. Her main focus is to provide effective coaching and advice to People Leaders, while enhancing the culture and employee engagement that leads to achieve high business results aligned with the company’s core values. She is very passionate about her work and is motivated and driven by the opportunity to add value and make a difference at her organization and through her volunteer position with the HRPAWT.

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