Toronto CHRO Community

Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CHROs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CHROs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today.

  1. Boosting workforce resilience for the future of hybrid work
  2. Taking a dynamic approach to critical skills and competencies
  3. Driving consequential accountability for DE&I

Toronto CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Toronto CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Sonia Boyle

Gore Mutual Insurance Co.
Chief People Officer

Mohammed Chahdi

Head of HR Operations - Americas

Barb Keenan

Liquor Control Board of Ontario
Chief People Officer

Marcia Mendes-d'Abreu

Foresters Financial
Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Brigid Pelino

Definity Financial
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Rashid Wasti

Weston Group of Companies
EVP & Chief Talent Officer


Marla Allan

Grand & Toy, Office Depot Canada
VP, Human Resources

Veronica Amorena

Ipsos North America
VP Human Resources

Mike Annable

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Information Technology

Helen Ashton

Campbell Company of Canada
VP, HR Canada

Lorraine Blair

CI Financial
Chief Talent Officer & EVP, Human Resources

Michel Boucher

Royal Canadian Mint
VP, Human Resources

Cindy Bush

TMX Group Ltd
Chief Human Resources Officer

Stephanie Butt Thibodeau

IA Financial Group
Executive Vice President Chief Talent and Culture Officer

Sebastian Calvo

VP, Human Resources - Global Business Human Resources

Larissa Chaikowsky

Bank of Montreal
Head, Talent Reskilling and Acceleration

Ritu Chatterjee

General Motors of Canada
General Director, Human Resources & Labour Relations

Laurel Clark

Jazz Aviation LP
VP, Corporate Human Resources

Alexis Corbett

Bank of Canada
Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer

Kelly Davis

Sunwing Travel Group
Chief People Officer

Alison DeMille

McCain Foods

Allison Dell

Head of Human Resources

Nicole Desloges

SVP, People

Vita Di Serio

PROPHIX Software
VP, People

Steve Dryburgh

AVP Business Partner

Stephen (Steve) Fletcher

Canada Cartage

Alana Free

GoodLife Fitness
VP, People and Culture

Jo-Ann Giesbrecht

SVP, Human Resources, Health, Safety & Environment

Scott Goodman

Avante Logixx
Chief People & Legal Officer

Erin Gordon

Lindt & Sprungli (Canada), Inc.
Vice President HR

Barb Gray

SVP, People & Safety

Lora Haak

McKesson Canada
SVP, Canada and Europe HR

Stephanie Hardman

Head of Global Leadership and Functional Development

Brian Henry

Bird Construction Company Limited
Chief People Officer

Michele Hoff

Epson America
VP, Human Resources, Americas

Erin Jackson

University of Toronto
Chief Human Resource Officer

Momina Javaid

HR Director- Canada

Marsha John-Greenwood

City of Toronto
Chief People Officer (Interim)

Janet Joubran

Yum Brands - KFC Canada
Chief People Officer

Nancy Kennedy

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
SVP, People & Culture

Laura Lee-Blake

Pearle Hospitality
Chief People Officer

Nicole Lichowit

Brookfield Asset Management
Managing Director | Human Resources

Laura Mably

Co-operators Insurance and Financial Services
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rachael MacLean

SVP, Human Resources Leader

Greg Mackie

West Fraser
Head of HR & Safety

Katelin Mailer

Lactalis Canada
VP, Human Resources

Steve Majer

Ford Motor Company of Canada
Vice President Human Resources

Dan Markou

Shaw Communications
EVP & Chief People and Culture Officer

Frank Monteleone

SVP and Chief People Officer

Nancy Nazer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nadia Padassery

Dr. Oetker Canada
Executive Head of Human Resources, North America

Janine Pajot

Bayer Corporation
VP, Human Resources

Andrew Pateman

Canadian Blood Services
Vice President, People, Culture and Performance

Richard Pinnock

Chief Diversity Officer

Dorena Quinn

Senior Vice President, People (Global Human Resources)

Darian Rich

Barrick Gold
EVP - Talent Management & Global Human Resources

Nicki Sabapathy

Global HR Director

Norm Sabapathy

Cadillac Fairview
Executive Vice President, People

Leslie Sarauer

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Karen Scott

SVP, People & Growth

Geoff Smith

SVP Human Resources, Health and Safety

Mary Sullivan

CPP Investments
Senior Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer

Gordana Terkalas

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Denise Thompson

Intact Insurance
VP, Human Capital Management

Diana Valler

Travel Brands

Peter Watson

Senior Director, HR & Labour Relations

Tova White

Giant Tiger
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Gillian Whitebread


Margaret Wu

Brookfield Residential
SVP, People & Culture

Ed Wyzykowski

Rexel Canada Electrical
VP, Human Resources

Upcoming Programs


December 13, 2022 | 1 day

Toronto CHRO Executive Summit

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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March 28, 2023 | an evening

Toronto CHRO Inner Circle

Arcadian Court

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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December, 2023 | 1 day

Toronto CHRO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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