​HRPA Awards of Distinction

Eligibility

HR professionals are the architects of workplace culture. They are the difference between a great place to work – where employee rights are respected and employer responsibilities are honoured – and a workplace that falls short of those ideals. 

The differences among the three designations are as follows:

  • The FHRPA is available to all designated members

  • The EHRP is restricted to those individuals who do not have a CHRP. The EHRP will also be available to those individuals who are not members of HRPA, or individuals who may not have worked primarily as HR professionals.

  • The DHRP is intended for academics who have made an exceptional contribution to the profession.

All three honorary designations recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or the Association in at least three of the categories below:

  • Strategic positioning of the Human Resources profession

  • Advocacy on behalf of the HR profession to government policy makers

  • Development, sharing and promotion of innovative HR ideas, policies and practices

  • Service to provincial HR associations

  • Service to the broader community/social responsibility.

How are they awarded?

The following applies to all three honorary designations:

  • They awarded on the basis of contributions to the human resources management profession or to the Association

  • Candidates for an honorary designation must be nominated, they cannot apply

  • The honorary designations will be awarded by HRPA’s Board of Directors upon recommendation of HRPA’s Awards Committee

  • The decision of the Board to award, or not to award, any honorary designation is not appealable

  • The honorary designations are granted in perpetuity (unless the subsequent behaviour of the designation-holder warrants rescinding the designation). FHRPA designation holders must continue to be members in good standing of the Association and meet the requirements for maintaining the designation.

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Awards Recipients

Eligibility

HR professionals are the architects of workplace culture. They are the difference between a great place to work – where employee rights are respected and employer responsibilities are honoured – and a workplace that falls short of those ideals. 

The differences among the three designations are as follows:

  • The FHRPA is available to all designated members

  • The EHRP is restricted to those individuals who do not have a CHRP. The EHRP will also be available to those individuals who are not members of HRPA, or individuals who may not have worked primarily as HR professionals.

  • The DHRP is intended for academics who have made an exceptional contribution to the profession.

All three honorary designations recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or the Association in at least three of the categories below:

  • Strategic positioning of the Human Resources profession

  • Advocacy on behalf of the HR profession to government policy makers

  • Development, sharing and promotion of innovative HR ideas, policies and practices

  • Service to provincial HR associations

  • Service to the broader community/social responsibility.

How are they awarded?

The following applies to all three honorary designations:

  • They awarded on the basis of contributions to the human resources management profession or to the Association

  • Candidates for an honorary designation must be nominated, they cannot apply

  • The honorary designations will be awarded by HRPA’s Board of Directors upon recommendation of HRPA’s Awards Committee

  • The decision of the Board to award, or not to award, any honorary designation is not appealable

  • The honorary designations are granted in perpetuity (unless the subsequent behaviour of the designation-holder warrants rescinding the designation). FHRPA designation holders must continue to be members in good standing of the Association and meet the requirements for maintaining the designation.

Designation Differences

​The essential difference between the FHRPA and the EHRP is that EHRP nominees need not be designated members and need not be HR professionals. DHRP nominees are also considered based on the same criteria but who have pursued academic careers.​

​Selection Process

The selection process for all three of HRPA’s honorary designations will be conducted by the Awards Committee based on nominations to the Committee. The Awards Committee will submit the slate of recommended candidates to the HRPA Board for approval.

The process begins with a call for nominations. The cycle is an annual one.

HRPA’s Award Committee will review nominations, gather more information as required, conduct interviews if necessary. The Awards Committee will make recommendations for approval by the HRPA Board of Directors.​

There is no requirement that any or all of the honorary designations be granted in any given year and there are no limits on the number of honorary designations that may be granted in any given year.​​​

There’s no doubt that the work you do is of the upmost importance – and you should be recognized for it. 

2019 HRPA Awards of Distinction

Nominations for the 2019 HRPA Awards of Distinction will be announced at a later date, and are open to HR professionals who exemplify excellence in the field. These awards are a highly prestigious validation of the skill, professionalism, dedication and hard work these professionals have demonstrated in their work. 

Formerly known as the Volunteer Excellence Awards, this awards program is designed to recognize HR professions who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations, their communities, and the profession at large. 

Awards Recipients


Award Categories

Criteria, entitlements and submission requirements for each category are listed below. Click on the + to expand/contract each section.

HRPA Fellow Award (FHRPA)

The HRPA Fellow is the most prestigious title awarded within the human resources profession to an individual who promotes best practices and continually enhances the reputation of the profession. This award is reserved for designated HRPA members who have made truly exemplary contributions to the human resources management profession.

Selection Criteria:

This candidate must be a member in good standing with a minimum of five (5) years membership in HRPA. This is a prestigious title that will be presented to members who have made outstanding contributions in these five key areas:

  • Contributes to the strategic positioning of the Human Resources Profession (points 35/100);
  • Advocacy on behalf of the HR Profession to Government Policy Makers (points 20/100);
  • Development, Sharing and Promotion of Innovative HR ideas, policies and practices (points 25/100);
  • Service to Local, Provincial and/or National HR Associations (points 15/100);
  • Service to the Broader Community/Social Responsibility (points 5/100).


Submission Requirements:

Nominations must include a current resume and the completion of the nomination/application package.

Award Entitlements:

  • Certificate presented by CEO and Board Chair
  • Right to use the FHRPA title
  • Complimentary lifetime membership with HRPA (non-transferrable)
  • One complimentary pass to each annual conference (non-transferrable)
  • Inclusion in any editorial coverage on awards


Download Nomination Package (DOC)

HRPA Honourary Life Award

This is a prestigious award given to HRPA members in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the Association regionally and/or provincially.



Selection Criteria:

The candidate must be a member in good standing with a minimum of five (5) years membership in HRPA. In addition, nominators and nominees must highlight the candidate's leadership and the outstanding nature of the candidate's performance in the five key areas:

  • Demonstrate a leadership contribution as chair of a committee or task force (points 30/100);
  • Demonstrate the promotion of HRPA to the broader community (Points 20/100);
  • Demonstrate leadership in the development of membership growth, including career-growth development of current or future members (Points 20/100);
  • Has made a cumulative impact on the association (points 15/100);
  • Demonstrated progressive development of initiatives that support the strategic direction of HRPA (points 15/100);


Submission Requirements:

Submissions must include two letters of impact outlining how the nominee has made an outstanding contribution and the completion of the nomination/application package.

Award Entitlements:

  • Award presented by CEO and Board Chair
  • Complimentary lifetime membership with HRPA (non-transferrable)
  • Inclusion in any editorial coverage on awards

Download Nomination Package (DOC)

HRPA Emeritus Award

This award recognizes business leaders who have made a profound contribution to the Human Resources profession. These professionals will have contributed to and helped advance human resources management thinking and practice at the highest level. Individuals nominated for this award must be non-members of HRPA.

Selection Criteria:

Candidates must demonstrably reflect the HRPA Code of Conduct (PDF) and have made a significant contribution in at least one or more of the following areas;

  • Instrumental in raising the profile of the Human Resources profession as a vital strategic partner to senior leaders of organizations within the province of Ontario regardless of place or residence (points 35/100);
  • Strong and notable history of developing, sharing or promoting skills and knowledge of the HR profession; advocating on behalf of the HR profession (points 25/100);
  • Service to HRPA through their works impact at the provincial, chapter and/or national level (points 20/100);
  • Service to the broader community within the context of the HR Profession, embracing the HRPA Rules of Professional Conduct (points 20/100).


Submission Requirements:

Nominations must include a current resume and the completion of the nomination/application package.

Award Entitlements:

  • Certificated presented by CEO and Board Chair at the Awards ceremony
  • One night paid accommodation for recipient (at HRPA designated hotel) and travel to and from the event (in accordance with HRPA’s travel expense policy)
  • One awards event pass for a guest of the recipient
  • One complimentary pass for the next available annual conference
  • Inclusion in any editorial coverage on awards

Download Nomination Package (DOC)

HRPA Distinguished Human Resources Professional (DHRP) Award

This award recognizes academics who have made an exceptional contribution to the HR profession. These individuals will have contributed to and helped advance human resources through research, the innovation and promotion of ideas, contributing to the broader community and has exceeded above and beyond in teaching excellence.

Selection Criteria:

Candidate must demonstrably reflect the HRPA Rules of Professional Conduct (PDF) and have made a significant contribution in at least one or more of the following areas;

  • Contributes to the strategic positioning of the Human Resources Profession (points 35/100);
  • Development, Sharing and Promotion of Innovative HR ideas, policies and practices (points 25/100);
  • Service to Local, Provincial and/or National HR Associations (points 15/100);
  • Service to the Broader Community/Social Responsibility (points 5/100);
  • Has been published in the area of HR (at least two submission provided) (points 20/100).


Submission Requirements:

Nominations must include two published pieces related to HR and the completion of the nomination/application.

Award Entitlements:

  • Certificate presented by CEO and Board Chair
  • Complimentary lifetime membership with HRPA (non-transferrable)
  • One night paid accommodation for recipient (at HRPA designated hotel) and travel to and from the Volunteer Award Ceremony (in accordance with HRPA’s travel expense policy) + guest


Download Nomination Package (DOC)

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