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Launch of IHR Online Certification Program - Canadian Masters in HR Strategy and Execution

Date: September 8 2011’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR)
Launch of IHR Online Certification Program - Canadian Masters in HR Strategy and Execution, the largest social community dedicated to human resources, with 194,000 members globally, is proud to announce the launch of the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Canadian Masters in HR Strategy and Execution on August 25th, 2011. This online executive certification program for HR professionals is a distinctive accreditation focusing on HR topics and issues, specifically in Canada.

IHR’s certification and accreditation process is developed through an independent Advisory Board composed of industry experts with access to the latest technology, best practices and thought leaders in their respective spaces.

“ and this Institute in Canada provides an excellent platform to incorporate Human Resources education awareness as well as highlight the importance HR plays in the corporate direction and strategy, which often gets overlooked.”
Garth Jansen, President and Founder, Employee Wellness Solutions Network.

The Advisory Board is responsible for guiding the design of the curriculum, and ensuring that the material is impactful and relevant in today’s business conditions. The Advisory Board is comprised of the following professionals:

Industry Representatives
Garth Jansen, President and Founder, Employee Wellness Solutions Network
Kathryn Cestnick, Senior Vice President, Excellence Canada
Ward Clapman, President, Proactive Insights
Paolo Gilfillan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Synerion North America Inc.
Leah Martuscelli, Senior Consultant, Trillium Health Centre
JP Giroux, Director of Projects, THRC – Human Resource Council
Facilitator: Helen McLafferty Hunt,

“Excellence Canada is pleased to be involved in the launch of IHR. It is important to provide resources for leaders to enhance their human resource leadership skills through IHR programs. Being able to take advantage of webcasts without leaving the office is especially attractive to busy individuals!”
Kathryn Cestnick, Senior Vice President, Excellence Canada (formerly National Quality Institute)

IHR is currently covering 20 key HR verticals ranging from Canadian HR Strategy and Execution, Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities, Contract Workforce and Talent Exchanges, RPO, Quality of Hire, Integrated Talent Management to Employee Wellness and others. Each program provides a full list of education, virtual events and accredited certification courses for a 12-month period.

Education, training and certification credits will be available with “authorized partners” as well as with educational webcasts and award-winning virtual events.

About ( is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the largest social network and online community of HR executives, provides thousands of worldwide members with easy access to shared knowledge on best practices, trends, and industry news in order to help them develop their most important asset – their people.

About The Institute for Human Resources (
The Institute is a division of that is responsible for providing top tier education, access to industry experts and practical experiences via certification and accreditation programs for industry professionals committed to developing their career and implementing best practices at their respective organizations.

For more information contact:
Debbie McGrath, CEO,
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104