ABOUT US

OUR ROLE

Our roots run deep. The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL), formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development, is a not-for-profit membership organization for workplace learning professionals.

 

Supported by a rapidly growing membership with chapters from coast to coast, I4PL exists to elevate the performance and learning profession by setting the standard for excellence in professional practice through a competency framework, code of ethics, and sought-after professional designations.

 

Our members come from a diverse range of sectors and are united by the knowledge that their skills are critical to the health and prosperity of Canadians.

OUR VISION

The Institute for Performance and Learning’s professionals enable the success of the Canadian workforce.

OUR MISSION

We expand the strategic value of learning in the workplace by:

 

  • advancing I4PL standards and competencies for workforce learning;
  • collaborating to extend the influence of workforce learning;
  • promoting workforce learning as a career path; and
  • leading the future of learning through the professional development of our members.

OUR CHAPTERS

Connect to Canada’s Workplace Performance and Learning Professionals, in your City.

The Institute for Performance and Learning has 16 locations across Canada, where both new and senior practitioners connect to drive excellence in workplace learning – from contributing to best practices, to offering professional development opportunities.

 

As a member of The Institute for Performance and Learning, you can join events throughout the year where you’ll learn how to make a noticeable impact on your organization’s bottom line.

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British Columbia

Vancouver & BC Mainland

Executive: Joanne Brown (Chair), Corey Olson, Heather Osborne, Nancy Loadman, Laura Sukorokoff and Fabiana Gennari

Vancouver@performanceandlearning.ca

Vancouver Island

Executive: Alison Brophey, Chair, Jacquie Cameron, Lynnette Kissoon and Erin Gardiner

VancouverIsland@performanceandlearning.ca

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Alberta

Calgary

Armando Ruggeri (Co-Chair), Frank Merryweather (Co-Chair), Robert Crooks, Angela Dorey, Vanita Gupta, Carolyn Holbrow, Jolana Phillips and Harish Suri.

Calgary@performanceandlearning.ca

Edmonton

Executive: Miranda Manning (Chair), Linda Hajjar, Louise Meier and Rob Schnell

Edmonton@performanceandlearning.ca

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Saskatchewan

Regina

Executive: Nick Langshaw (Chair), Doug Lawrence, Shelby Duckworth, CK Tan, Deb Roberts and Rubina Aftab.

regina@performanceandlearning.ca

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Manitoba

Manitoba

Marie Antaya (Chair), Dawna Atamanchuk, Doreen Baker, Julene Toews Dewis and Joan Padgett

Manitoba@performanceandlearning.ca

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Ontario

Durham

Executive: Zsuzsa Jablonszky (Chair), Karen Henry, Jill Holliday, Darlene Johnston, Heather Metcalfe and Peter Taylor.

Durham@performanceandlearning.ca

Hamilton-Niagara

Executive: Roger Davis (Chair)

Hamilton-Niagara@performanceandlearning.ca

Ottawa-Gatineau

Executive:David Elliott(Chair), Kate Wright, Nicolas Franco, Kony Trudel,  Chris Van Wingerden and Teresa Kirkwood

Ottawa-Gatineau@performanceandlearning.ca

Peel-Halton

Executive: Janice Harrisson (Chair), Rick Coelho, Anita Gouveia, Garima Gupta, and Marilyn Otten.

Peel-Halton@performanceandlearning.ca

Waterloo, Wellington & Area

Executive: Valerie Beckett (Chair), Dale Wilcox, Hannah Brown, Janet Holmes, Jenny Hill and Vickie Quigg

WWA@performanceandlearning.ca

London & Area

Executive: Kate Jones (co-chair), Carey Franklin-McInnes (co-chair), Laura Hetu, Maria Karidas and Barb Johnson.

London@performanceandlearning.ca

Toronto

Executive: Jenn Reid (Chair), Carolynne Fletcher Wintrip, Jennifer Cohen, Jessica Knox, Kerry-Ann Douglas-Powell and Michelle Chan

Toronto@performanceandlearning.ca

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Quebec

Montreal

Executive: Marc Lalande (Chair), Marie-Felicité Gignac, Alexandre Foisy-Geoffroy, Francois Lavalée, and Iman El Tartoussi,

Montreal@performanceandlearning.ca

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Nova Scotia

Halifax

Executive: Tisha Parker Kemp, Marion Harper, Gerard Murphy, Jill Curley, Mark Beland

NovaScotia@performanceandlearning.ca

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Newfoundland + Labrador

St. John's

Executive: Gavin Toole (Chair) and Gail Edwards

NFLD-Labrador@performanceandlearning.ca

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chair

Brian Atkinson, MBA, CTDP

Member since 2003

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Senior Director,
Learning Solutions

Retail & Business Banking, CIBC

 

Brian leads a team of 45 learning, project and relationship management professionals at CIBC, supporting 30,000 employees across 1100 branches. Director of Outreach and Certification for CSTD’s Durham Chapter Executive for over 10 years, he is also a part-time member of the Durham College School of Business Continuous Learning Faculty.

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Director-at-Large

Fodé Beaudet

Member since 2015

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Learning Advisor
Centre for Intercultural Learning, Global Affairs Canada

 

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Director-at-Large

Laura Bechard

Member since 2012

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Business & Executive Coach
Bexco Business & Executive Coaching

 

Having significant experience in post-secondary education and as an entrepreneur, Laura consults and coaches business clients in achieving their vision for success.  She leverages expertise as a CPA, learning and change management professional and shares her passion for employee development with her clients. She has an MBA from McGill University and M.Ed. from University of Calgary.

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Director-at-Large

Mary Brodhead, EdD, CTDP

Member since 2004

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Senior Manager
New Economy Development Group

 

Recently retired from the CFIA where she was Executive Director of Learning for over 12 years, Mary is consulting on multicultural learning, leadership, and coaching. She has a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and wide experience with learning and coaching in the federal, private and university sectors.

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Director-at-Large

Nathalie Doré, CTDP

Member since 2006

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Learning Strategist
Innovation Consultants

 

Nathalie has been developing programs that improve employee performance and engagement at all levels for more than 15 years. Having built the Organizational Learning and Effectiveness functions for Multimicro, Benjamin Moore and Ivanhoe Cambridge from the ground up, she now shares her passion for designing learning strategies that deliver results for her clients.

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Secretary

Christine du Plessix, MBA, CTDP

Member since 2010

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In 2010, Christine initiated the adoption of CSTD Facilitation Competencies as a standard for delivery at the BMO Institute for Learning. She recently retired from her role as Senior Manager Enterprise Delivery at BMO, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of learning strategies both regional and national in scope.

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Director-at-Large

Kirk Fox, CTDP

Member since 2005

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Senior Leadership
Facilitator & Coach
D’VelUp

 

Kirk is a senior leadership development facilitator and Executive Coach, certified through Royal Roads University. With over 25 years of business experience, combined with his experience as an HR professional, he brings a unique focus to facilitating management, leadership, team and organizational development, as well as to customer service and sales training.

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Treasurer

Robert Hedley, PhD, CTDP

Member since 1990

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President and
Principal Consultant

Hedley and Associates Inc.

 

Co-founder of Hedley and Associates, Bob has more than 30 years experience, working in food manufacturing as Vice President of People and Leadership at Maple Leaf Foods Inc., as well as retail, elite athlete development, coaching, colleges and universities. He earned his CTDP in 2003 and received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for volunteer service.

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Director-at-Large

Mary Kalkanis, CTDP

Member since 1997

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Director, Talent &
Leadership

Moneris Solutions

 

During more than 20 years working in Learning, Organizational Development, and Talent Management, Mary has led teams at Softchoice, Shoppers Drug Mart, Transcontinental, Home Depot Canada, and CIBC. She has a BA from U of T, an advanced certificate in HR from Rotman School of Management, and an OD certificate from Queen’s University.

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Director-at-Large

Linda White, CTDP

Member since 2010

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Vice-President, Global Performance & Learning
Scotiabank

 

Linda has an overall responsibility for learning globally at Scotiabank. Her team provides performance and training support solutions aligned with business goals and external best practices.

Linda holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in languages and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She also holds a Certificate in Adult Education and the Certified Training & Development Professional designation.

STAFF

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Executive Director

Kristen Lepine Dos Santos

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Kristen has been working in the non-profit and education sector for the last few decades and is quadri-lingual. She can be reached at kristen@performanceandlearning.ca or
416-367-5900 ext.224.

 

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Financial Controller

Pearl Chen, CPA & CGA

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Pearl can be reached at 416-367-5900 ext. 226 or       pearl@performanceandlearning.ca .

 

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Accountant

Kevin Jiang

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Kevin is responsible for day to day financial operations. He can be reached at 416-367-5900 ext. 231 or kevin@performanceandlearning.ca.

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Marketing Manager

Sarah Cooper

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Sarah is responsible for all facets of marketing and communications. She can be reached at sarah@performanceandlearning.ca or 416-367-5900 .

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Chapter Coordinator

Amanda Young

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Amanda is responsible for working with Chapters and she can be reached at 416-367-5900 ext. 242 or amanda@performanceandlearning.ca .

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Conference Event Coordinator

Sarah Stockton

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Sarah is responsible for the Awards Program and venue management. She can be reached at, sstockton@performanceandlearning.ca and 416-367-5900 ext. 238.

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Conference Event Coordinator

Samantha Chow

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Samantha is responsible for registration and will be working closely with Sarah Cooper on conference marketing. She can be reached at samantha@performanceandlearning.ca and 416-367-5900 ext. 228.

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Membership Coordinator

Chantal Fung

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Chantal is responsible for all facets of the member experience. She can be reached at chantal@performanceandlearning.ca or 416-367-5900 ext. 322.
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Certification Coordinator

Laila Mourad

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Laila is responsible for all areas of the certification process. She can be reached at laila@performanceandlearning.ca or 416-367-5900 ext. 237.