The Conference Board of Canada

Councils of Human Resources Executives

(Eastern and Western Canada)

Members only

Since 1975, the Councils of Human Resources Executives (HR Councils) have brought senior HR leaders together to explore critical HR trends and issues.

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.

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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

  • 3M Canada Company
  • Aecon Group Inc.
  • Air Canada
  • Allstate Insurance Companies of Canada
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  • Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited
  • AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
  • ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
  • Bank of Canada
  • Baxter Corporation
  • Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.
  • CAE Inc.
  • 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
  • Capgemini Group
  • Centerra Gold
  • CGI Group Inc.
  • City of Toronto
  • Concordia University
  • Crombie REIT
  • CSA Group
  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Dexterra Group Inc.
  • Dynacare
  • Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • EY
  • Federal Express Canada Ltd.
  • Finance and Treasury Board, Province of New Brunswick
  • Financial Services Regulatory Services of Ontario
  • First Capital REIT
  • GE Canada
  • General Dynamics Land Systems Canada
  • Giant Tiger Stores Limited.
  • Gore Mutual Insurance Company
  • GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Independent Electricity System Operator
  • Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
  • J.D. Irving Limited
  • Jazz Aviation LP
  • Liquor Control Board of Ontario
  • Marriott Hotels of Canada
  • McGill University
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Microsoft Canada Inc.
  • NB Power
  • Northland Power Inc.
  • Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
  • Ontario Securities Commission
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Purolator Inc.
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
  • SCI Group Inc.
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • Symcor Inc.
  • Teranet Inc.
  • The Co-operators Group Limited
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • The Home Depot Canada
  • TJX Canada
  • Triovest Realty Advisors
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • VIA Rail Canada Inc.
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario

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.

Lisa Wilkins, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Member activity

Next session

Councils of HR Executives (Eastern and Western Canada)
October 6, 2021

Theme: Economic and compensation outlooks

Will be held jointly with the Compensation Research Centre and Labour Relations Council


Council of HR Executives (Eastern Canada)
October 20–21, 2021

Theme: TBC

Council of HR Executives (Western Canada)
November 3–4, 2021

Theme: TBC

Previous sessions

June 9–10, 2021

Theme: Equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Ritu Bhasin, President, bhasin consulting inc.
  • Dr. Susan Black, CEO, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Jill Gardiner, Board Chair, Capital Power Corporation
  • Camille Dundas, Editor-in-Chief,
  • Tova Sherman, Chief Executive Officer, reachability
  • Krystal Abotossaway, Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Indigenous Markets, TD Bank Group
  • Anya Klimbovskaia, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Diversio
  • Catherine Fendall, Director, Human Resources, Alberta Blue Cross

Recent themes

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Workplace culture
  • The next normal
  • Leadership through many lenses
  • Building trust, leading change, and driving performance
  • Navigating the future of work
  • Mental health and well-being in the workplace

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Councils of Human Resources Executives 

Stay informed of top emerging issues and the latest tools for fostering a high-performance organization.

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For more information, or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.