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Volunteerism has, and continues to be, an important cornerstone of our association. Through the participation of volunteers, CPHR Alberta is able to develop new programs, organize member events and advance strategic initiatives in the human resources profession.  By volunteering your time and expertise, you have the opportunity to contribute to the continued advancement of the human resources profession in Alberta.

The rewards of volunteering with CPHR Alberta include:

  • Earning CPHR professional development points
  • Gaining valuable experience
  • Helping guide the future direction of the HR profession
  • Connecting with HR professionals
  • Sharing your HR insights with others

Become a Volunteer at CPHR Alberta

If you are a CPHR Alberta member interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete a volunteer application through your member profile. You will be notified via email of volunteer opportunities as they arise throughout the year.

What You Need to Know about Volunteering at CPHR Alberta

  • Before starting your volunteer role with CPHR Alberta, please download and read our Volunteer Handbook, which contains everything you need to know about volunteering with CPHR Alberta.
  • In order to recognize your voluntary commitment with CPHR Alberta, you must track your volunteer hours in our volunteer Time Log. Upon completion, please submit this log to:
  • Please refer to your CPD Log Handbook for more information about how your volunteer participation can be applied towards continuing professional development hours. 
  • If you have questions about any of our volunteer committees, use this contact info

Volunteer Opportunities - CPHR Alberta's Committees

Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee is made up of chartered members who have a background and/or experience with post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Their role is to review submissions from post-secondary institutions for accreditation by CPHR Alberta, and provide a report to CPHR Alberta indicating why the program aligns or does not align with the CPHR Competency Framework. This committee does most of its work via phone and email in sub-committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Selection Committee promotes the CPHR Alberta Celebrating Excellence Awards and selects the recipients of the seven unique award categories including Award of Excellence, Distinguished Career Award, Rising Star Award, Strategic Innovator Award, and Community Champion Award. 

Chapter Committee

In each Chapter, we have volunteer committees that ensure local needs are met with a standard level of consistency in programming throughout the province. The role of each Chapter Volunteer Committee is to provide support to the CPHR Alberta activities and events that take place in that Chapter. The committees meet regularly to provide feedback on the types of events and topics desired by the Chapter members.  Volunteers attend committee meetings as well as provide onsite support for registration and facilitation of Chapter events.

Discipline Committee

The Discipline Committee handles professional and ethical complaints against Chartered and Candidate members. The Appeals Committee reviews requests for appeals of the decisions from the Discipline Committee. 

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee assists CPHR Alberta to plan, source, edit and write content for the Association's quarterly publication CPHR Alberta Magazine, monthly e-newsletter, HR Essentials and some external publications. 

Mentorship Committee

The Mentorship Committee is made up of CPHR Alberta members in good standing who act in an advisory capacity to CPHR Alberta staff with regard to the structure and function of the Mentorship Program, and who assist CPHR Alberta staff with mentor/protégée matching twice per year (June and December).

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee supports and enhances the delivery of CPHR Alberta’s continuing professional development to CPHR Alberta members. The committee serves as a liaison between CPHR Alberta staff and HR practitioners by developing recommended initiatives that will increase the value of CPHR Alberta’s professional development opportunities to its members.

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee assists with CPHR designation status and reporting of continuing professional development.

Social Media Committee - New!

The Social Media Committee are ambassadors of the CPHR Alberta brand, they help grow and nurture our online communities, advise CPHR Alberta staff on content HR professionals want to see on social channels, and help spread the word of Alberta's HR professionals. 

Speaker Selection Committee - CPHR Alberta Conference

The CPHR Alberta Conference is the premier professional development and networking event organized by CPHR Alberta each year. It offers a distinguished line-up of keynote speakers, concurrent speakers and a trade show exhibiting HR products and services. By joining the Speaker Selection Committee, you are encouraged to attend and participate in the Conference.


Nicole Bourgeois, Coordinator, Member Engagement and Experience