I am excited to share with you some Human Resources Professional Association updates that make me particularly proud to be part of our profession and the HRPA family.

Diversity + Inclusion is an organizational best practice that brings out the most from our teams, adds the best to our cultures, and allows us to perform at the highest levels. More than anything, a strong and fully integrated D+I Program is simply the right thing to do.

I want to ensure HRPA is – and remains – a leader in Diversity + Inclusion and supports the best and latest thinking in this area.

As such, work is being done across the Association to ensure D+I is fully integrated into new and existing programs, processes, and values. This is a priority of mine and I am committed to making incredible strides to ensure D+I is part of everything we do.

Included below is a taste of just some of what is planned for the remainder of 2020.

I hope you will join us for upcoming events and please feel free to reach out if you would like to learn more about what HRPA can do for your career or organization.


A) Partner with Leaders in the D+I space
HRPA wants to be affiliated with the latest and best thinking. We have strategic partnerships with experts in D+I research and data acquisition, academia, law and regulatory changes, and business.

B) Professional Development & Learning
SIGN UP! Here is just a taste of what is coming and what you will be invited to attend soon:

Webinar Series, Part 1: Battling Systemic Racism in the Workplace (4 Events).

This series will examine many of the issues surrounding systemic racism. From the history of Black Lives Matter to current events triggered by the senseless killings of innocent Black men and women, our panels of experts will share their lived experiences, perspectives and practical approaches to dealing with systemic racism in the workplace.

The series is hosted by the HRPA and features expert panelists, moderated by Laura Williams, Principal of Williams HR Law Consulting.

Dates and times:

  • September 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET
  • October 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET
  • November 2, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET
  • November 26, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET



  • Members: FREE
  • Non-Members: $35 for one session or $100 for the entire series 


C) HRPA Online Communities
We have created an internal peer-to-peer space for members to exchange experiences, best practices, and learnings.

D) Partnership and Research with Diversio
Diversio is a leader of insights and best practices of diversity, inclusion, and human rights. Through this strategic partnership, HRPA is conducting third party research looking at Ontario’s organizational approach to D+I. We will draw on these results to inform important discussions and to support HRPA’s advocacy work.

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