CHRP is the Only National Designation for Human Resources Professionals

VANCOUVER, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) is reaffirming its commitment to a strong national body and clear vision for one designation – the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) – as the leading standard of HR professional excellence and ethical standards in Canada.

"We are committed to a strong, vibrant, national body that brings together Canada's diverse HR voices to create one voice, one national standard and one designation, the CHRP," states Roma Thorlakson, newly elected Chair of CCHRA and current Chair of the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba.

CCHRA has changed its structure significantly over the past six months. These changes include a redesigned philosophy, new set of core principles and new bylaws. "We believe that national collaboration and honing our diversity will result in the best representation of Canadian HR professionals, and empower CCHRA to advance the HR profession both locally and globally," continues Thorlakson.

CCHRA recently signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), with the Australian Human Resources Institute and with the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management.

"CCHRA's mission is to elevate the profession, both nationally and around the globe," states Anthony Ariganello, Interim CEO of CCHRA and President & CEO of HRMA BC. "I'm proud to say that the CCHRA is on the path to becoming a bolder, more agile, and profession-focused body dedicated to elevating, enhancing and promoting the field of HR."

This summer, CCHRA is implementing significant enhancements to the process of obtaining the CHRP. These changes will acknowledge the CCHRA-recognized education that prospective candidates have, and will provide a strong educational foundation and theory for practicing HR. For more information, visit

The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) is the national body that provides direction for all the provincial Human Resources member associations in administering the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The CHRP is the leading standard for HR professionals in Canada. CCHRA is comprised of member associations from eight provinces and two territories: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland Labrador, Northwest Territory and Yukon Territory. For more information, visit

SOURCE Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA)

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