About the HR Council
hrcouncil.ca was created by the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector (HR Council).
Incorporated as a nonprofit from 2005 to 2013, the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector (HR Council) took action on nonprofit labour force issues. As a catalyst, the HR Council sparked awareness and action on labour force issues. As a convenor, it brought together people, information and ideas in the spirit of collaborative action. As a research instigator it built knowledge and improved the sectors understanding of the nonprofit labour force.
The organizations actions were guided by five strategic priorities:
- Strengthen HR management practices
- Support skills development and work-related learning
- Build and share knowledge about the nonprofit labour force
- Promote leadership development and succession planning
- Foster a culture of inclusivity
The organization was funded in part through the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.
The HR Council’s Legacy
In the fall of 2011, the HR Council began a process to determine its future in light of the government’s announcement that the Sector Council Program would no longer be in place after March 2013. The process wrapped up in October 2012 and a decision was made to close the organization and to transfer its work to the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC). On April 1st 2013 CFC took on safeguarding the work and the hosting of a nationwide visioning exercise—a conversation with the sector—to develop a shared leadership model and to determine the work moving forward. The HR Council wrote updates as it worked through the process. Read the archived posts.
- December 2011 – The announcement
- March 2012 – Reviewing funding options
- June 2012 – In search of a home
- November 2012 – The conversation gets bigger!
- February 2013 – The next chapter in a great story (message from Ian Bird, President and CEO of the Community Foundations of Canada)
Read all about us and what’s next!
Look back through the HR Council’s history, share in its successes and learn about next steps. The HR Council interviewed a number of board members, staff, committee members and champions to create the following article. It tells the story of the organization and gives you a sneak peek at what work may lay ahead.