Fellowship (Fellow) of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources


The Fellow CPHR is a prestigious program that recognizes Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) who have made exemplary contributions to the HR profession. Recipients are granted recognition as a Fellow of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources.


Eligible nominees for the Fellow CPHR should have demonstrated leadership in at least three of five key criteria:

  1. Strategic positioning of the Human Resources profession
  2. Development, sharing and promotion of innovative HR ideas, policies, and practices
  3. Advocacy on behalf of the HR profession to government policy makers
  4. Service to local, provincial and/or national HR associations
  5. to the broader community/social responsibility

A nominee will also have exemplified the values in the CPHR code of conduct (fairness, justice, dignity, respect, and integrity) and have shown adherence to the statutory acts, regulations, and bylaws of CPHR Canada and their provincial HR association.


  1. Must have held the CPHR for a minimum of five (5) years and be a current member in good standing.
  2. Is nominated by submission of the nomination form that includes three or more of the five major contribution areas.
  3. The nomination is supported by a letter that outlines significant achievements/ impact on the profession, evidence of how the nominee has contributed to at least three of the five criteria, and underscores the specific contributions made and their impact on advancing the profession.
  4. Must not have had any Code of Conduct violations.

The Fellowship nominations will be accepted from November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024.

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Nominator's Name(Required)


Are you a CPHR?(Required)

Nominee's Name(Required)

Is the Nominee a CPHR?(Required)

Nominee's Biography
Education and Professional Certifications
Institution (if applicable)
Work History
Volunteer History

Details of Exemplary Contributions

Please present evidence for the strength of the nominee you are nominating with respect to three or more of the five major contribution areas noted below. Kindly restrict each section to 500 words.

In addition to having made exceptional contributions in at least three of the five areas below, a nominee will have exemplified the values in the CPHR code of conduct (fairness, justice, dignity, respect and integrity) and have shown adherence to the statutory acts, regulations and by-laws of CPHR Canada and their provincial HR association.

Has been instrumental in raising the profile of the human resources profession as a vital strategic partner to senior leaders of organizations. For example: has led and directed development or change in broadly based human resources philosophies, policies or practices having impact in one or more organizations in the public or private sector; has influenced key stakeholders to raise the stature of HR as a senior strategic partner in organizational leadership; or has fostered strategic partnership with other professional groups outside of HR.

Has a strong and notable history of developing, sharing or promoting skills and knowledge of the HR profession, including keynote addresses, publications, media, mentoring, coaching and/or teaching. For example: has authored or co-authored publications which are industry standards for disseminating HR knowledge; has a notable history of involvement in teaching HR and/or development of HR curriculum and has received special recognition for this; has initiated, cultivated, developed and managed relationships affecting the HR profession and other professional, educations bodies; has been active in advocating on behalf of the HR profession - through job talks, speaking at educational forums, the media, developing internships or co-op placements for students.

Has a solid history of strong advocacy of the HR profession among government agencies and policy makers. For example: has influenced government in developing and implementing new regulations, policies and/or credentialing with regard to the HR profession; has often been called upon by government bodies as a recognized authority in ore or more functional areas of HR; has served as expert witness on judicial tribunals; has successfully advocated/lobbied on HR issues with government (e.g. workplace accommodations for older workers, paternity leave, etc.) at the provincial and/or national level.

Has exemplified leadership as a member of a local, provincial and/or national HR association. For example: has introduced practices or good governance; new programs, concepts, policies, recognition programs, etc. at the level of local, provincial or national HR associations; has shown leadership in developing, maintaining and expanding strong linkages with CPHR Canada, other CPHR Canada member associations and/or international HR associations; has demonstrated leadership on HR association boards/task forces/committees; has fostered and supported expansion of the CPHR designation; has a history as a volunteer in planning, organizing and administering HR conferences or other forums at local, provincial or national levels.

Drawing on professional knowledge, skills and experiences, has consistently provided exemplary volunteer service to the broader (non-HR) community in a way that recognizes and promotes social responsibility. Has contributed to improve society in the broadest terms (i.e., human rights, the abilities and potential of others, particularly the disadvantaged, improvements for children, the environment, health, education and work for the not-for-profit organizations). For example: has shown leadership on task forces, think tanks, committees and boards sharing knowledge, expertise and time to make the world a better place.

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    Please upload PDF copies of the Nominee's resume (required) and any additional relevant documents in support of your nomination.

    If you have any questions about this form or the nomination process, please contact info@cphr.ca. A manual nomination form is also available here.