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. Planning for and shaping the future of work
  2. Becoming the board's leader of human capital
  3. Transforming HR structure and strategy

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

Cathie Brow

SVP, Human Resources & Communications

Barb Keenan

Liquor Control Board of Ontario
SVP, Human Resources

Marcia Mendes-d'Abreu

Foresters Financial
Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Rashid Wasti

George Weston Ltd.
EVP & Chief Talent Officer

Tova White

Giant Tiger
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer


Omo Akintan

City of Toronto
Chief People Officer

Marla Allan

Grand & Toy, Office Depot Canada
VP, Human Resources

Lorraine Blair

CI Financial
Chief Talent Officer & EVP, Human Resources

Michel Boucher

Royal Canadian Mint
VP, Human Resources

Cindy Bush

Chief Human Resources Officer

Stephanie Butt Thibodeau

SVP, Human Resources

Sebastian Calvo

VP, Human Resources - Global Business Human Resources

Mohammed Chahdi

Dell EMC
Global Director, Human Resources Services

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

Deanne Dillon

HUB International Ontario
Chief People Officer

Steve Dryburgh

Johnson & Johnson Canada
Head of HR, Canada

Roger Fulton

Linamar Corp
EVP, Human Resources, Gen Counsel & Corp. Sec.

Jo-Ann Giesbrecht

SVP, Human Resources, Health, Safety & Environment

Scott Goodman

Avante Logixx
Chief People & Legal Officer

Barb Gray

SVP, People & Safety

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

Matthew Hough

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

Erin Jackson

University of Toronto
Chief Human Resource Officer

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

Janis Leigh

Hudson's Bay Co
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jane Lewis

Procter & Gamble
VP, Human Resources

Nicole Lichowit

Brookfield Asset Management
Managing Director | Human Resources

Laura Mably

Co-operators Insurance and Financial Services
Chief Human Resources Officer

Greg Mackie

VP, Human Resources & EHS

Arielle Meloul-Wechsler

Air Canada
EVP and Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

Susan Muigai

EVP, People & Corporate Affairs

Nancy Nazer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Andrew Pateman

Canadian Blood Services
Vice President, People, Culture and Performance

Brigid Pelino

Economical Insurance
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Gemma Piemontese

Toronto Transit Commission
Chief People Officer

Dorena Quinn

VP, People

Jim Reid


Darian Rich

Barrick Gold
Executive Vice President- Talent Management & Global Human Resources

Nicki Sabapathy

Global HR Director

Norm Sabapathy

Cadillac Fairview
EVP, People

Karen Scott

SVP, People & Growth

Emree Siaroff


Cheryl Stargratt

Chief People & Operations Officer

Caroline Stephens


Mary Sullivan

CPP Investments
Senior Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer

Denise Thompson

Intact Insurance
VP, Human Capital Management

Paul Trudel

SVP, People & Culture

Beth Tyndall

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Chief People Officer

Kim Van Pelt

Accor Hotels
SVP, Talent & Culture

Gillian Whitebread

Morneau Shepell

Mark Wilson

EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Margaret Wu

Brookfield Residential
SVP, People & Culture

Ed Wyzykowski

Rexel Canada Electrical
VP, Human Resources

Nikki Zinman

SVP, Human Resources

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

March 18, 2021

Toronto CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Dynamically Closing the Skill Gap

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

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June 22, 2021

Toronto CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Toronto CHRO Virtual Town Hall

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

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