NEW HRPA HUMAN RESOURCES AWARDS
CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS OF DESIGNATED HR
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and
Great Place to Work are pleased to announce the 2016 HRPA
Designation Excellence Awards — a new awards program that
celebrates HRPA-designated HR professionals (CHRPs, CHRLs
and CHREs) who have architected people-driven business strategies
that add quantifiable value to their organizations.
The HRPA Designation Excellence Awards recognize individual
HR excellence at three HRPA designation levels:
■■ Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) of the
Year recognizes outstanding work at the foundational level,
including adding value to meet organizational priorities;
business knowledge and partnering; and innovative thinking.
■■ Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) of the Year
recognizes an individual who has excelled within the HR
function and across the organization by partnering with other
business functions to achieve
THE HRPA DESIGNATION
■■ Certified Human Resources
Executive (CHRE) of
the Year recognizes an
HR executive who has
creating and implementing
a people-driven strategy
that quantifiably contributes
to the achievement of the
“In today’s organizations,
people are the primary source of sustainable competitive advantage
and HR professionals design and execute people-driven strategies
AT THREE HRPA
that help create organizational success,” said HRPA CEO,
Bill Greenhalgh. “The HRPA Designation Excellence Awards will
highlight real examples of how HR professionals can develop and
execute the innovative and effective strategies that add huge measurable
value to organizations.”
Nominations for the 2016 HRPA Designation Excellence
Awards close on conclusion of the 2016 HRPA Annual
Conference, January 22, 2016 and HRPA members will choose
winners by voting for their choice of the CHRP, CHRL or CHRE
professional of the year.
The winners will be announced at the Great Place to Work’s
Best Workplaces in Canada Awards Gala in Toronto on Thursday,
April 21, 2016.
For full details on the 2016 HRPA Designation Excellence
Awards, including award criteria and nomination information,
please visit hrpaawards.ca.
DEMENTIA FRIENDS HELPS WORKERS CARING
FOR SICK LOVED ONES
With 747,000 Canadians living with dementia (a number
that’s growing every year due to an aging population), many
Canadian workers are balancing work with providing care and
bearing the financial stress of looking after a loved one. In 2011
alone, family caregivers spent 444 million unpaid hours looking
after someone with dementia. This figure represents $11
billion in lost income and 227,760 full-time equivalent employees
in the workforce.
To help ease the stress of these worker/caregivers, the
Alzheimer Society and the Government of Canada launched
Dementia Friends Canada – an initiative aimed at helping
both individuals and employers learn what it means to live
with dementia, and how to better support those affected within
Canadian workplaces and communities.
“Workplaces of all kinds interact daily with customers and
clients who may have dementia or be caregivers to individuals
living with dementia. When
employees and their managers
understand a little more about
dementia, it can make a big
difference in reducing caregiver
stress and transforming the
lives and experiences of people
living with this disease,” said
Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO at the
Alzheimer Society of Canada.
“Building awareness about
how to help and support those
living with dementia, and their
caregivers, is needed to ensure
everyone continues to live meaningful and active lives.
The Canadian Bankers Association is pleased to support the
Dementia Friends campaign in our workplace and in our public
education activities,” said Terry Campbell, president of the
Canadian Bankers Association.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR WORKPLACE
To become a Dementia Friend, visit www.dementiafriends.ca.
Watch a short video on what it’s like to have dementia,
register and then commit to a simple action. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org to get your workplace promotional
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