Vancouver, BC CHRO Executive Summit

June 2022 | Location Coming Soon

June 2022
Location Coming Soon

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Vancouver, BC's top CHROs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Planning for and shaping the future of work

Becoming the board's leader of human capital

Transforming HR structure and strategy

Vancouver, BC CHRO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Jenine Ellefson

Newmont Goldcorp
Vice President, Human Resources - North America

Marlene Higgins


Jacquie Pylypiuk

Capital Power
SVP, People, Culture and Technology

Carolynn Ryan

BC Hydro
VP People & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris Taylor

Best Buy Canada

Kim Toews

HSBC Canada
EVP & Head of Human Resources

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CHRO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Vancouver, BC CHRO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

Evanta is excited to offer in-person CHRO Executive Summits in the second half of 2021. Evanta communities are uniquely positioned to return to in-person gatherings through our regional program model, which requires limited to no travel, and our invitation-only gatherings are smaller by design – intentionally limited to CHROs and heads of functions to facilitate true peer discussion, sharing and networking.

This year’s CHRO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CHROs, for CHROs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Planning for and shaping the future of work

HR leaders have been planning and revising strategies to return to the workplace, incorporate flexibility and support the workforce through unprecedented times. Cross-functional teams and nimble strategies allow for unprecedented collaboration, with CHROs often at the helm as their organization navigates the future of work.

Becoming the board's leader of human capital

Living through a global pandemic is a shared experience that has changed how many people, and organizations look at how work is done, and what is possible moving forward. As the leader of human capital, CHROs are thinking about talent and how work is done differently. Whether implementing a remote or hybrid model, or faced with recruiting and engagement challenges, HR is at the helm of their organization’s people strategy.

Transforming HR structure and strategy

Many companies have made changes to their reporting structure and talent strategy, either out of necessity or opportunity. Leveraging technology, restructuring for efficiency, and updating how talent is procured and where work can be done, have been monumental initiatives for HR leaders.

Returning to in-person conferences

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.


Coming Soon

Venue information will be available shortly.

Vancouver, BC CHRO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Catherine Nitz

Program Manager