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

  • A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
  • AccorHotels North America
  • 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.
  • ATCO Ltd.
  • ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
  • Bank of Canada
  • BC Hydro
  • BHP Billiton Canada Inc.
  • British Columbia Lottery Corp.
  • British Columbia Pension Corporation
  • 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 Group
  • Capital Power Corporation
  • CGI Group Inc.
  • Chorus Aviation Inc/Jazz Aviation LP
  • City of Saskatoon
  • 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.
  • Dynacare
  • Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • EY
  • Federal Express Canada Ltd.
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited
  • Financial Services Regulatory Authority 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
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • 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
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Marriott Hotels of Canada
  • 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
  • PCL Constructors Inc.
  • Richardson International Limited
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • SAIT Polytechnic
  • Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • SaskEnergy Incorporated
  • SaskPower
  • Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
  • SCI Group Inc.
  • Servus Credit Union
  • SGI Canada
  • Shell Canada Limited
  • SMS Equipment Inc.
  • Stantec 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
  • TransLink
  • 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

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

October 12–13, 2022 (CHRE Eastern Canada)

Theme: Outlook 2023
Location: Toronto, ON
(Agenda coming soon)

November 2–3, 2022 (CHRE Western Canada)

Theme: Outlook 2023
Location: Calgary, AB
(Agenda coming soon)

Previous sessions

June 8–9, 2022 (Joint CHRE Meeting)

Theme: What’s next for HR?
Location: Toronto, ON

  • William Howard, Director, HR Research and Advisory Solutions, McLean & Company
  • Linda Palladino, Vice-President, Human Resources and Anna-Maria LeMaistre, Supervisor, Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Strategy, Enbridge Inc.
  • Doug Heidebrecht, Adler Certified Professional Coach and Personal Productivity Expert, ManagingMe
  • Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert, Author of Leadership, Reinvented
  • Laura Machan, Partner, Recruitment Solutions Practice
  • Greg Leskew, Vice-President, Learning and Development and Leader, Executive Coaching Practice, North America, LHH Knightsbridge
  • Nicky Pitt, ICF Certified Leadership Coach and Director, Talent and Engagement, Kinross Gold

Recent themes

  • What’s next for HR
  • Workplace and talent trends
  • Outlook 2022
  • 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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