Grande première: the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés will
organize the first World Human Resources Congress in Canada and launches the
Congress program

MONTREAL, Jan. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés is proud to announce that it is organizing the 13th World Human Resources Congress, which will be held in Montreal from September 27 to 29, 2010, and to launch the Congress program today.

The Ordre was delighted to accept the challenge of organizing this exceptional event, at the request of the World Federation of People Management Associations and on behalf of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations and the North American Human Resource Management Association. It promises to be a unique occasion for the profession and for Quebec as a whole.

It is highly unlikely that an event of this kind will be held again in Canada within the next 30 years.

Entitled HR Without Limits, the Congress will address various themes such as leadership, change and innovation, talent, engagement, the environment and corporate responsibility, health and wellness, labour relations, branding, the new world of work, effectiveness, personal equity and diversity.

The Congress will be attended by close to 3,500 HR management professionals from the four corners of the globe.

Showcasing Canadian expertise

This prestigious Congress will enable CHRPs from Quebec and the rest of Canada to demonstrate their people management expertise.

Hosted by Stephan Bureau, the Congress offers an Exhibitors' Hall with 175 exhibitors, an exceptional evening's entertainment and, of course, a wide variety of presentations by world-renowned experts., Henry Mintzberg, Chantal Petitclerc, Don Tapscott, the Cirque du Soleil's Murielle Cantin, Vice-President, People and Organization and Marie-Josée Guilbaut, CHRP, Vice-President, Human Resources, as well as celebrated artist Gregory Charles are just some of the personalities that will be featured. In all, over 80 sessions will be offered in English, French and Spanish.

"We are very honoured and pleased to be hosting this world-class Congress. Apart from its economic impact, it also reflects the widespread recognition of the quality of expertise developed by Quebec's HR management professionals. As well, the Congress provides an excellent opportunity for us to enhance our HR management practices through learning about the best experiences worldwide," pointed out Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre president and CEO.

To find out more about the 13th World Human Resources Congress, visit

About the Ordre

The Ordre des conseillers en resources humaines agréés is the primary reference organization in its field in Quebec. It has a membership of close to 9,500 professionals, candidates and students, including 5,000 CHRPs and 2,500 CIRCs. It is the only human resources organization devoted to the protection of the public authorized by the Professional Code to confer these professional designations.

Active in all sectors, CHRPs and CIRCs contribute to the development and maintenance of a healthy working atmosphere and a safe, efficient organizational environment that respects the uniqueness of each and every employee. They also represent employers and employees in various areas of HR management, from industrial relations, to staffing, training, occupational heath and safety, organizational development and compensation.

About the WFPMA

The World Federation of People Management Associations is a global network of professionals in people management. It was founded in 1976 to aid the development of HR associations and improve the quality and effectiveness of professional people management the world over. WFPMA members mainly consist of more than 70 national personnel associations that make up the continental federations and represent close to 400,000 people management professionals. The Ordre des conseillers en resources humaines agréés is delighted to be the host for the 13th World Human Resources Congress.

About the CCHRA

Established in 1994, the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) is a collaborative effort of human resources associations from across Canada, which represent more than 39,000 professionals, 19,000 of whom hold the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. CCHRA is Canada's national human resources body that is responsible for establishing and maintaining national core standards for the human resources profession, fostering communication among participating associations, becoming the recognized resource on equivalency for human resources qualifications across Canada and providing a national and international voice on human resources issues.

SOURCE Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés

For further information: For further information: Caroline Soulas, Communications coordinator, (514) 879-1636, ext. 224, Cell phone: (514) 941-1989,

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