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7 associations for workplace development professionals across Canada
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7 associations for workplace development professionals across Canada

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Human resources professionals play an integral role in the career development of a company’s employees and prospective hires, from managing recruiting to facilitating professional development opportunities. These associations aim to bring together Canadians working in human resources and individuals who are otherwise interested in PD within the workplace to boost knowledge and build best practices.

Canadian Employee Assistance Program Association (CEAPA)

CEAPA aims to mobilize the Canadian EAP community to provide effective assistance to employees and their families, through the promotion of standards, education, information and advocacy. Members get the opportunity to participate in teleconference discussions and meetings, receive discounts on workshops and conferences and receive a membership directory.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada / Conseillers en ressources humaines agréés canada (CPHR / CRHA)

CPHR/CRHA aims to protect the public and advance the economic and social success of Canadian workplaces through strategic HR leadership. It has provincial member associations in Alberta, British Columbia & Yukon, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Coalition of Community-Based Employability Trainers (CCCBET)

CCCBET is a national, non-profit organization whose membership comprises representatives from provincial and national non-profit employment and training associations and organizations. Members have the opportunity to advocate for the community-based employment training sector, access networking opportunities and promote the sharing of promising practices across provinces.

Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC)

CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training, career development and other human resources needs of employers and cultural workers.

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

HRPA aims to advance the professionalization of HR and acknowledgment of the profession as a key driver of organizational success. It has 27 chapters in Ontario, connecting members to a vibrant community of more than 24,000 HR professionals.

Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL)

I4PL is a not-for-profit membership organization for workplace learning professionals. I4PL exists to elevate the performance and learning profession by setting the standard for excellence in professional practice through a competency framework, code of ethics and professional designations.

International Personnel Management Association-Canada (IPMA/AIGP)

IPMA-Canada has members from coast to coast to coast representing professional human resource management interests in Canada. IPMA-Canada offers an internationally recognized professional certification program as well as professional development courses and webinars.

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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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