HRMA is a provincial association divided into eight geographical areas to maximize our ability to address the needs of our membership and to create an efficient and effective model to offer services and networking opportunities. Regional breakdowns and contact information for local Advisory Councils:
- Central Interior
- Coastal Vancouver
- Greater Vancouver
- Fraser Valley
- Southern Interior
- Vancouver Island
For regional breakdowns by community, please refer to regions by city.
Each of the eight regions listed above is represented by an Advisory Council, who works closely with a Member Relations Manager, and is committed to the delivery of member services as identified through the strategic and operational goals of the association.
The purpose of an Advisory Council is to combine the skills and talents of HRMA members and staff to:
- Align regional initiatives with the overall strategic direction of the provincial Association.
- Identify and meet the needs of local members by ensuring Association services are tailored to meet any regional needs, while striving to achieve a provincially consistent member experience.
- Act as a conduit of information between the members and the Association to consistently deliver effective member services.
- Enhance the growth of the HRMA and the membership within the geographic regions.
- Interface with business and local community to increase the profile of both the Association and the human resources profession.
Each Advisory Council is comprised of an executive and eight portfolios.
- Chair – leads the regional Advisory Council to fulfill the mandate of HRMA. Plays a key role in planning, implementing and evaluating initiatives in their region.
- Vice-Chair – is the Past or Incoming Chair. Assists the Chair. Acts as a Mentor/Coach for first year Advisory Council members.
- HRMA Member Relations Manager – responsible for the regional delivery of all HRMA programs and services to the membership and relevant community stakeholders. Works to maximize member value, enhance membership growth and raise the profile of the Association, the CHRP designation and the HR profession.
- Awards – Support the promotion of the HRMA provincial awards program by creating awareness of awards program and nomination procedure/information.
- CHRP & Professional Development – Contribute to the identification of member development needs. Assists with the provision of products and services to meet identified needs.
- Communications – identify opportunities and implement plans to raise the profile and build on the credibility of HRMA, CHRP and the HR profession to members and the general business community.
- Membership – Support the execution and development of initiatives to increase membership through the combination of new member recruitment, orientation and member engagement activities.
- Mentoring – Provide on-going support to the program participants in the HRMA Professional Mentoring Program.
- Networking – Create and work with others in the delivery of opportunities that allow for meaningful connection, information sharing, celebration and recognition.
- Post Secondary Liaison – Promote the profession of HR to students and encourage students to connect with the HR community.
- Volunteering – Work with AC member to create meaningful volunteer opportunities for members. Recruit place, and retain volunteers to support program and service delivery in the region.
All Advisory Council volunteers are expected to:
- be a HRMA member in good standing.
- make a commitment to the council for at least one year.
- attend monthly meetings and a variety of regional events.
- actively participate in the Council’s initiatives by leading and supporting a team of volunteers to meet their portfolio requirements.
To learn more about HRMA in your region, please contact your local Advisory Council or Member Relations Manager.