Councils of Human Resources Executives

(Eastern and Western Canada)

You need to stay on top of emerging issues and the latest tools for fostering a high-performance organization. The HR Councils are your source for timely information, insights from thought leaders, and access to peers.

The HR Councils’ members are the most senior human resources executives from over 120 of Canada’s largest organizations–public and private. Exchange strategies with these HR leaders in an exclusive forum and get the latest insights on today’s human resource challenges.

With regional groups in Eastern and Western Canada, the Councils offers HR executives a unique leadership development opportunity.  Both groups meet separately in the fall and winter and then jointly in early summer.

Who Should Join?

Senior executives responsible for the HR function in their organization.

Key Objectives

  • Connect you to an engaged network of senior HR leaders from some of the largest organizations in Canada
  • Deliver member-driven content featuring insights from today’s thought leaders to help you meet the talent needs of your organization
  • Provide exclusive opportunities to discuss high-impact issues and industry trends with a network of your peers

Benefits of Membership

Connect with your peers in a confidential forum to discuss best practices, explore new ideas, and share expertise.Discover how fellow HR leaders are tackling today’s critical challenges and developing strategies that address shared business goals and initiatives.Talk about current issues facing HR leaders in secure sessions that encourage open and frank discussions.Gain insights from the collective expertise of key thought leaders and a trusted network of your peers.

Current Members

Air Canada

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Health Services

Alectra Inc.

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Allstate Insurance Companies of Canada

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited

AstraZeneca Canada Inc.


Bank of Canada

BC Hydro

BC Transit

BHP Billiton Canada Inc.

British Columbia Lottery Corp.

Brookfield Properties Development

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.

CAE Inc.

Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

Cameco Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Revenue Agency

Canada School of Public Service

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canadian National Railway Company

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Capgemini Canada Inc

Capital Power Corporation

CGI Group Inc.

Chorus Aviation Inc/Jazz Aviation LP

City of Toronto

Civeo Corporation

CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC.

Concordia University

Covenant Health

CRH Canada Group Inc.

Crombie REIT

CSA Group Testing Certification Inc.

Defence Construction Canada

Dentons Canada LLP

Dexterra Group Inc.


Eli Lilly Canada Inc.

Employment and Social Development Canada

Enbridge Inc.

ENMAX Corporation

EPCOR Utilities Inc.


Federal Express Canada Ltd.

Federated Co-operatives Limited

Financial Services Regulatory Services of Ontario

First Capital REIT

FortisBC Energy Inc.

GE Canada

General Dynamics Land Systems Canada

Giant Tiger Stores Limited.

Gore Mutual Insurance Company

Graymont Limited

GWL Realty Advisors Inc.

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

HSBC Bank Canada

Human Resources Professional Association

IBM Canada Ltd.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Independent Electricity System Operator

Interior Savings Credit Union

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

K+S Potash Canada GP

Kingston Midstream


Ledcor Industries Inc.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Lockheed Martin Canada Inc.


Manitoba Hydro

Marriott Hotels of Canada

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation

McGill University

Medavie Blue Cross

Mercer (Canada) Limited

Microsoft Canada Inc.

Mondelez Canada Inc.

National Defence


NB Power

Ontario Power Generation Inc.

Ontario Securities Commission

Orano Canada Inc.

Pan American Silver Corp.

Parkland Corporation

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Richardson International Limited

Royal Canadian Mint

SAIT Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Health Authority

SaskEnergy Incorporated


Schneider Electric Canada Inc.

SCI Group Inc.

Servus Credit Union

SGI Canada

Shell Canada Limited

SMS Equipment Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Symcor Inc.

Teranet Inc.

The City of Calgary

The City of Edmonton

The Co-operators Group Limited

The Conference Board of Canada

The Home Depot Canada

The North West Company

The University of British Columbia

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

TJX Canada

TransAlta Corporation


Treasury Board, Province of New Brunswick

Triovest Realty Advisors

University of Regina

University of Saskatchewan

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Viterra Canada Inc

Walmart Canada Corp.

Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario


Lisa Wilkins

Chief Human Resources Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

These networking meetings are by far the most valuable professional development days I spend in my year; I always look forward to them and am never disappointed.

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Past Meetings

The Evolution of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI):  New and Enhanced Lenses

March 1-2, 2023  •  CHRE Western Canada  •  Vancouver, BC

Radha MacCulloch, Vice-President and Head of Canada, Specialisterne

Sharissa Hantke, RN, M.Ed, Anti-Racism Facilitation and Curriculum Developer, City of Saskatoon

Dawn Anaquod, Director, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI Canada)

Dr. Laura Methot, Leadership and Culture Advisor, I&D 101

Dr. David Weiss, President and CEO, Weiss International Ltd.

The Evolution of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI):  New and Enhanced Lenses

February 8-9, 2023  •  CHRE Eastern Canada  •  Montreal, QC

Radha MacCulloch, Vice-President and Head of Canada, Specialisterne

Becky Saskamoose Kuffner, BA, B.ED, M.ED, Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Consultant, City of Saskatoon

Hailey Koenig, Manager, Organizational Development, SCI Group Inc.

Dr. Laura Methot, Leadership and Culture Advisor, I&D 101

Dr. David Weiss, President and CEO, Weiss International Ltd.

Outlook 2023

November 2–3, 2022 (CHRE Western Canada)  •  Calgary, AB

Outlook 2023

October 12–13, 2022 (CHRE Eastern Canada)  •  Toronto, ON 

What’s next for HR?

June 8–9, 2022 (Joint CHRE Meeting)  •  Toronto, ON

William Howard, Director, HR Research and Advisory Solutions, McLean & Company

Doug Heidebrecht, Adler Certified Professional Coach and Personal Productivity Expert, ManagingMe

Laura Machan, Partner, Recruitment Solutions Practice

Nicky Pitt, ICF Certified Leadership Coach and Director, Talent and Engagement, Kinross Gold

Linda Palladino, Vice-President, Human Resources and Anna-Maria LeMaistre, Supervisor, Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Strategy, Enbridge Inc.

Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert, Author of Leadership, Reinvented

Greg Leskew, Vice-President, Learning and Development and Leader, Executive Coaching Practice, North America, LHH Knightsbridge

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