The HRPA introduces an updated HR competency framework and three new tiered designations: the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), and the Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE).


The HRPA succeeds in passing the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013 – legislation that better protects the public and reflects the changing realities in the workplace and the evolving importance of the Association’s HR professionals.


HRPAO changes its name to the Human Resources Professionals Association. The Rules of Professional Conduct are introduced, setting guidelines for the professional practice of HR.


PAO changes its name to the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO), and under an act of the Ontario Legislature, the Human Resource Professional of Ontario Act, 1990, it is recognized as the body to grant and regulate the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.


The Personnel Association of Ontario is established comprising of a group of 15 founding associations across Ontario. A new accreditation program called the Certificate in Personnel Management (CPM) is created.


The Personnel Association of London invites fellow associations from across Ontario to a meeting to discuss the possibility of forming one provincial association.