Training Resources for Effective HR Management in Nonprofits


This project builds on the HR Council’s work to create a series of HR Management Standards by developing training resources to build the capacity of managers in small and mid-sized nonprofits to implement sound HR management practices.

Using the Standards framework, the goal of this project is to build the capacity of managers in small and mid-sized nonprofits (those with less than 10 and less than 100 employees respectively) to implement sound HR management practices.


Project Activities

The project activities are overseen by an Advisory Committee of 10 individuals. Beginning in September 2009 with its completion scheduled for September 2011, the project’s goal is to be achieved through the development of the following project components:

  • A Trainer’s Guide with curriculum content from the HR Management Standards and with links to tools and information in the HR Toolkit will support the delivery of training through a facilitated session
  • A Delivery Strategy that will identify methods to ensure delivery to the sector

Project Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee provides advice, expertise and guidance to the HR Council as it undertakes project activities. The following individuals currently sit on the Advisory Committee:

Lisa Smecca (Chair)
VP, Employee and Volunteer Resources
Kids Help Phone

Linda Brazier Lamoureux
Director, Community Investment, Community Relations and Capacity Building
United Way of Winnipeg

Maggy Burns
Internal Director
Ecology Action Centre
Blake Cryderman
Chair, Community Corporate and International Services
College of the North Atlantic

Anita Hayes
Executive Director
Foundation for Rural Living Ontario AgriCentre
Yvonne Martodam
Manager, Workforce Councils
Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS)

Barbara Old
Dean of Community and International Education
College of New Caledonia
Tracey Robertson
Regional Program Manager
Ontario Trillium Foundation

Angie Vickaryous
HR Specialist
Tides Canada

Dennis Garreck
Community Outreach & Development Manager
SaskCulture Inc.

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