Ensure that only competent and ethical professionals are allowed into the profession
Ensure that, once in, members and students continue to maintain their competence and practice their profession in a way that minimizes the risk to the public
Deal with members and students who fail to live up to the standards of the profession
Manage relations with stakeholders in such a way as to develop and maintain public confidence in the regulation of the profession
The HRPA’s regulatory framework is made up of five functions. Each of the five functions, by themselves, or in combination, aim to mitigate the risk to the public posed by the practice of the profession.
1. Policy Development
Identifying risks to the public and working out the most effective regulatory response to manage or mitigate the risk.
2. Registration & Certification
Ensuring that all applicants meet the qualification standards established by the Board for the respective categories of registration.
3. Quality Assurance & Verification
Ensuring that registrants are abiding by the standards set by the HRPA.
4. Complaints, Discipline, Capacity & Review
Dealing with situations where the conduct or practice of a member or student may have fallen short of the standards of the profession.
5. Stakeholder Relations
Ensuring that all stakeholders understand HRPA’s mandate and have a high level of confidence in HRPA’s ability and willingness to serve the public interest.
To ensure confidence in the HR practice in Ontario, the HRPA has also established Rules of Professional Conduct that bind our members, students and firms, as well as Complaints, Disciplinary & Capacity processes. The complaints process and the discipline or capacity process are related but distinct processes that ensure serious concerns about the conduct of registrants are brought to the HRPA’s attention and are properly investigated and appropriately resolved.
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Additional Information & Resources
Through our publications and reports our Office of the Registrar makes it easy to learn more about the important regulatory work the HRPA is doing for the human resources profession.
Each quarter, the Office of the Registrar prepares a report on the HRPA’s regulatory activity. These reports are made available to the public below.
Fair Registration Practices Report
As required by all professional regulatory bodies, HRPA submits an annual Fair Registration Practices report to the Ontario Fairness Commissioner.
HRPA 2022 Fair Registration Practices Report
HRPA 2021 Fair Registration Practices Report
HRPA 2020 Fair Registration Practices Report
HRPA 2019 Fair Registration Practices Report
HRPA 2018 Fair Registration Practices Report
HRPA 2017 Fair Registration Practices Report
HRPA 2016 Fair Registration Practices Report
HRPA’s Regulatory Affairs Newsletter
Distributed to all members and students registered with the HRPA, Regulatory Affairs is a quarterly publication that focuses on the legal, regulatory, governance and ethical aspects of the Human Resources profession.