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About​ HRPA

​​​​​The Human Resources Professionals Association protects the public interest by governing and regulating the professional practice of its more than 22,000 member registrants. 

In enhancing its status as a regulatory association, HRPA advances the professionalization of HR and acknowledgment of the profession as a key driver of organizational success by:

  • ensuring competent and ethical HR practice,

  • creating compelling value propositions for all in HR to become members,

  • providing strong and respected designations based on a globally recognized body of knowledge, and

  • validation of that capability through rigorous examination and supervision of experience. ​

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About​ HRPA

​​​​​The Human Resources Professionals Association protects the public interest by governing and regulating the professional practice of its more than 22,000 member registrants. 

In enhancing its status as a regulatory association, HRPA advances the professionalization of HR and acknowledgment of the profession as a key driver of organizational success by:

  • ensuring competent and ethical HR practice,

  • creating compelling value propositions for all in HR to become members,

  • providing strong and respected designations based on a globally recognized body of knowledge, and

  • validation of that capability through rigorous examination and supervision of experience. ​

Navigating HRPA.ca

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​The website is designed to be navigated using the menu icon. When you select a topic it displays all pages related to that topic. You're never more than a couple clicks away from anything you are interested in learning about.​​ Learn more about our website accessibility features.

 

 

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Our Goal

That certified human resources professionals are viewed as the architects of people-driven business strategies that add quantifiable value to organizations.

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Protection of the Public

Valued professions all share certain attributes, including robust regulatory frameworks. HRPA intends to be a leader in regulatory effectiveness. Read more about our framework and processes in theProfessional Regulation section of our website. ​Read more about how this benefits employers and protects the Public interest in the For the Public section of the website.

 

Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is a key enabler of our effectiveness as an association, whether it's leading the effort toward the acceptance of a globally recognized HR body of knowledge​, providing policy makers with trusted advice based on member consultation, partnering with world-class think tanks on new knowledge creation, or investing in primary research to advance evidence-based HR practice. We publish HR Professional, the largest circulation HR magazine in Canada eight time a year and produce major thought provoking events like our Annual Conference.  We are also committed to HR scholarshipand fund annual scholarships for every college and university in Ontario with an HR program, as well as awards for the best Masters thesis and PhD dissertation.

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Valued Designations

In October 2014, HRPA introduced the  HRPA Competency Framework designed to meet the demands of organizations in the 21st century. It lays the foundation for a global body of knowledge and defines competency across 213 core HR competencies and 15 enabling competencies at three levels of capability--entry, fully professional and executive--corresponding to our three levels of certification: Certified HR Professional (CHRP), Leader (CHRL), and Executive (CHRE)​. You can read more about our designations and their various requirements, including exams, and when they come into effect in the HR Designations section of the website.

 

Annual Conference

Each year HRPA holds the largest HRAnnual Conference and trade show for the profession outside of the U.S. Learn more about this unique learning and networking opportunity.

 

Professional Development

A key requirement of every HRPA designation is a commitment to continuing professional development to enhance professional capability and currency of knowledge. Learn more about, and register for, HRPA's  Professional Development programs.

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History, Governance, Plans

You can learn more about the history of our association, our governance and the Strategic Plan that sets the course for our evolution through 2020 in the About H​RPA section of the website.

 

Membership Value

HRPA depends upon committed staff and the contributions of hundreds of engaged volunteers. Through its network of 28 Chapters across Ontario, volunteer Chapter leaders provide members with local learning, professional networking, mentoring​ and volunteering experiences. Increasingly our volunteers are helping us create virtual communities for members whatever their interests or location. Combined with a broad array of services to advance members' careers and professional standing, we are making every effort for  HRPA membership to appeal to all who practice HR.

 

For Students

There is no profession that can impact the success of an organization like human resources. For those who enjoy business, care for people, and thrive on challenge, there is no profession like HR. Read more about HR as a career in the For Students section of the website.​

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Where we have come from; where we are going

​​​​From 2005 to 2010 our focus was on doing things right (efficiency); from 2010 to 2015, our focus was on doing the right things (effectiveness); the next phase is all about impact: substantiating the value the HR profession brings to the organization.​

Recent News​

​HRPA's proposal to begin development of global HR competency framework endorsed unanimously​

September 26, 2016 - HRPA last month presented its comprehensive core competency framework to a technical committee (TC260) of the International Standards Organization (ISO) with a recommendation that ISO should mandate a multinational working group to develop global standards in HR integrating competency frameworks from various countries into a single global framework. The committee approved HRPA’s proposal unanimously, and created a new working group to develop that harmonized framework. HRPA CEO Bill Greenhalgh was named Chair.

HRPA proposal


HRPA Applauds Direction of Ontario Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel Report

June 23, 2016 - The Human Resources Professionals Association ("HRPA") applauds the direction outlined today by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel. 

 HRPA applauds Highly Skilled Workforce Panel

 

HRPA members who conduct workplace investigations to be exempt from the PSISA

June 20, 2016 - Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure introduced a package of legislative amendments that are intended to reduce regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money. As a result of our advocacy work, one of the legislative amendments will be to our act which will now allow HRPA members who conduct workplace investigations to be exempt from the PSISA.

Burden Reduction Act

 

Hire Authority gets a new home, more features, enhanced value

June 2, 2016 - HRPA's HR job board, Hire Authority Canada, has moved onto a new feature-rich platform that offers more value to employers and HRPA member job seekers.

Hire Authority

 

CPD Skills Self-Assessments pass 1,000

June 2, 2016 - More than 1,000 members have completed the CPD skills self-assessment since its release on January 23rd, 2016. Individuals have found the tool helpful in identifying and prioritizing their CPD requirements. Organizations say it has helped a lot in terms of career development plans and department skills gap analysis.

Skills Gap Analysis

 

"Mind the Gap" - Government and industry must fix the gender wage gap, says HRPA

April 12, 2016 - HRPA white paper calls on government and businesses to address the gender wage gap in Ontario.

Mind the Gap whitepaper

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