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. Shifting Business Focus From Critical Roles to Critical Skills
  2. Revolutionizing the Employee Experience to Aid Retention
  3. New Ways of Leading for a New Era of Work

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

Capital One Canada
Head, Talent Experience

Mike Annable

Senior Vice President Human Resources and 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

Tracey Brodie

Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.
Head of HR for Techtronic Industries Canada

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

BMO Harris
US CHRO, BMO Financial Group

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

Anna Filice

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Stephen (Steve) Fletcher

Canada Cartage

Alana Free

GoodLife Fitness
SVP, 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

McDonald's Canada
Head of Global Leadership and Functional Development

Brian Henry

Bird Construction
Chief People Officer

Michele Hoff

Epson America
VP, Human Resources, Americas

Erin Jackson

University of Toronto
Chief Human Resource Officer

Momina Javaid

Head of HR - Unilever North America Ice Cream & Unilever Canada

Marsha John-Greenwood

City of Toronto
Chief People Officer (Interim)

Janet Joubran

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

Marsh McLennan
SVP, Human Resources Leader

Greg Mackie

West Fraser
Head of HR & Safety

Katelin Mailer

Lactalis Canada
VP, Human Resources

Steve Majer

Ford of Canada
Vice President Human Resources

Dan Markou

Shaw Communications
EVP & Chief People and Culture Officer

Elizabeth McSavaney

Zurich Insurance
VP, Head of Human Resources

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

Norm Sabapathy

Cadillac Fairview
Executive Vice President, People

Nicki Sabapathy

Global HR Director

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

Joan Taylor

United Way
Vice President, People and Culture

Gordana Terkalas

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Denise Thompson

Intact Financial Corporation
VP, Human Capital Management

Diana Valler

Travel Brands

Adele Warner

Service Corporation International
Director Human Resources, Canada

Peter Watson

Senior Director, HR & Labour Relations

Tova White

Giant Tiger
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Gillian Whitebread


Margaret Wu

Brookfield Residential
EVP, Corporate Operations

Ed Wyzykowski

Rexel Canada Electrical
VP, Human Resources

Upcoming Programs


April 26, 2023 | 1 hour

Toronto CHRO Town Hall

Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times

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



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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