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
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