Toronto CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Toronto community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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 Human Resources 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

Economical Insurance
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Rashid Wasti

Weston Group of Companies
EVP & Chief Talent Officer

Tova White

Giant Tiger
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer


Marla Allan

Grand & Toy, Office Depot Canada
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

SVP, People & Culture

Sebastian Calvo

VP, Human Resources - Global Business Human Resources

Larissa Chaikowsky

BMO Harris
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

Steve Dryburgh

Johnson & Johnson Canada
Head of HR, Canada

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

McDonald's Canada
Chief People Officer

Brian Henry

Bird Construction Company Limited
Chief People Officer

Michele Hoff

Epson America
VP, Human Resources, Americas

Nabeela Ixtabalan

Walmart Canada
EVP, People & Corporate Affairs

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

Andrew Pateman

Canadian Blood Services
Vice President, People, Culture and Performance

Richard Pinnock

Chief Diversity Officer

Dorena Quinn

VP, People

Darian Rich

Barrick Gold
EVP - Talent Management & Global Human Resources

Norm Sabapathy

Cadillac Fairview
Executive Vice President, People

Nicki Sabapathy

Global HR Director

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

Peter Watson

Senior Director, HR & Labour Relations

Gillian Whitebread


Margaret Wu

Brookfield Residential
SVP, People & Culture

Ed Wyzykowski

Rexel Canada Electrical
VP, Human Resources

Nikki Zinman

Chief People Officer

Upcoming Programs


September 19, 2022 | 1 hour

Toronto CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Measuring Progress – Effective DE&I in 2022

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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December 13, 2022 | 1 day

Toronto CHRO Executive Summit

Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

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

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