2014

The HRPA introduced 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).

2013

The HRPA succeeded 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.

2008

HRPAO changed its name to the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). The Rules of Professional Conduct were introduced, setting guidelines for the professional practice of HR.

1990

PAT changes its name to the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, 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.

1989

The association begins to phase-in its professional designation – the Human Resources Professional (HRP).

1979

The Personnel Association of Toronto (PAT) incorporates with the Personnel Association of Ontario. PAT develops its own internal accreditation, the Certificate in Personnel Management.

1936

PAT (Personnel Association of Toronto) begins its formal existence. This small group includes the leading personnel practitioners in Toronto.