TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill
32, the "Registered Human Resources Professionals Association Act", which will replace the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario Act, 1990, to reflect today's realities in the workplace and the evolving
importance of the association's HR professionals.
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is the regulatory
body that sets standards of practice and issues the Certified Human
Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of
itself and that's what happened today," said Bill Greenhalgh, CEO, HRPA. "It was the unwavering commitment and
enthusiasm of our sponsors David Zimmer, MPP, Vic Dhillon, MPP,
Christine Elliott, MPP, Michael Prue, MPP, and the commitment of the
Government and Official Opposition Caucuses that made this a success
story for HRPA and its members."
"The public can enjoy greater confidence in regulated HR professionals
who are HRPA members," said Greenhalgh. "The new Act gives consumers and businesses a fair and
transparent vehicle to make complaints about HR professionals. It will
protect consumers and businesses from unregulated HR professionals and
will provide a practical way to achieve the goals set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities and the Employment Standards Acts.
This legislation will benefit HRPA members by elevating their profession
to a Tier 1 status that will increase the value of the CHRP
designation. The new Act will also enhance HRPA's control over the
unauthorized use of the "CHRP" designation.
The 20,000 members of HRPA work in 8,000 organizations across the
province that employ more than 2.5 million Ontario workers, in all
industries and across all sectors of the economy.
About the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is Canada's HR
thought leader with more than 20,000 members in 28 chapters across
Ontario. It connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR
information resources, events, professional development and networking
opportunities and annually hosts Canada's largest HR conference. In
Ontario, HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources
management and the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP)
designation, reserved for high-impact HR leaders. www.hrpa.ca
SOURCE: Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
For further information:
J. Scott Allinson
Vice President Public Affairs
Direct: 416.923.2324 x321