A regulatory association that sets the standards of HR professionalism
Human Resources flourishing as a valued profession.
At HRPA, we believe that well-run businesses are essential to a thriving society, and ours is no different. We strive to walk-the-walk and deliver an outstanding experience for all of our employees.
What We Believe
Our people are what inspire and drive us every day, and we work hard to bring a positive and rewarding experience to all employees. Our culture is founded on our core belief that “HRPA means better HR” and we root our daily actions and words in our shared values:
We believe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and inclusiveness, regardless of who they are: employees, members, stakeholders, clients or the public. We listen, we consider issues thoughtfully and respond with care. We value diversity of thought and engage others with sincere interest. In every interaction we commit to treating each other with the utmost respect.
Mutual trust is important to us. We can be trusted and relied upon to do what we say we will do. We act with honesty, professionalism and a commitment to do the right thing.
We believe that keeping our team updated with important strategic and operational information will help to fuel our shared passion. We are transparent with our team and report information in a timely and open way. We solicit input and gather perspectives to inform effective decision making. We share our plans openly knowing we are accountable for what we do.
We accept the privilege and responsibility that comes with being stewards of the profession. Just as HRPA takes its role seriously, so does each member of the HRPA team who all commit to accepting accountability for their actions.
Our employees say it best
HRPA Team Member
Joined in 2010
“At HRPA, the leaders really take the time to listen, understand and – most importantly – act on any question I have. Many times, my Director has helped me to resolve an issue or answer my question. I am proud to say I work for HRPA and blessed to have such an amazing team. I cannot imagine myself working anywhere else!
HRPA People Leader
Joined in 2008
“HRPA has a work environment that is supportive and encouraging of diversity. It is a place with a collaborative culture, where all employees work with care and thoughtfulness, like family members. There is a sense of respect and shared beliefs that bring all of us together in a way that helps us be our better selves.”
HRPA People Leader
Joined in 2015
“The atmosphere at HRPA is great. Mistakes are taken as lessons learned and we grow and get better together, instead of dwelling on it. This not only makes me feel valued as an employee, but I’ve also been able to grow more in my career. HRPA is constantly changing and evolving. It feels amazing to be a part of that growth.”
We couldn’t be prouder that our employees have helped us achieve the Great Place to Work Certification for the third year in a row, as awarded by A Great Place to Work®. What this means is that HRPA is recognized as a great workplace for employees based on feedback from our team. And we remain committed to becoming an even better place to work through reporting, analysis and taking steps to further develop our culture.
To learn more about the Great Place to Work® Certification, click here.
Life at HRPA
At HRPA we understand that our employees are whole people, with different needs and expectations, both at work and outside of work. HRPA offers a variety of benefits and flexible workplace policies that support our employees in being their complete and authentic selves.
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- 3-weeks’ paid vacation
- Paid time off (e.g., illness, family obligations, etc.)
- Summer hours
- December holiday closure
- Comprehensive health, dental and vision care
- Short-term Disability
- Long-term Disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- Health Club Membership Allowance
- Group RRSP with employer match
HRPA offices are located in the heart of Toronto, allowing our employees to enjoy easy access to public transit, restaurants, shopping, museums, dry cleaners, sporting events, and countless other conveniences and amenities.