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: Nancy Loadman, Fabiana Gennari, and Vanessa Bragg.

Vancouver@performanceandlearning.ca

Vancouver Island

Executive: Alison Brophey (Chair), Patricia Larose, Lynnette Kissoon and Erin Gardiner

VancouverIsland@performanceandlearning.ca

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Alberta

Calgary

Robert Crooks (Chair), Shannon Geoffrey, Frank Merryweather, Nathalie Cayouette, Nathania Parnetta, Luis Gonzalez Lunden, Harish Suir, and Vanita Gupta.

Calgary@performanceandlearning.ca

Edmonton

Executive: Ryan Stofflen, Megan Doyle, Lillian Vasquez, Mark Readman and Cheryl Lapatski.

Edmonton@performanceandlearning.ca

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Saskatchewan

Regina

Executive: Shelby Duckworth (Chair), Doug Lawrence, CK Tan, Deb Roberts and Lorna Sandberg.

regina@performanceandlearning.ca

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Manitoba

Manitoba

Dawna Atamanchuk (Chair), Doreen Baker and Julene Toews Dewis.

Manitoba@performanceandlearning.ca

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Ontario

Durham

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

Durham@performanceandlearning.ca

Hamilton-Niagara

Executive: Michael Habel.

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: Jenny Hill (Chair), Dale Wilcox, Hannah Brown, Janet Holmes, Valerie Beckett, 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: Jennifer Cohen (Chair), Jessica Knox, Kerry-Ann Douglas-Powell, Deborah Peterson, Karen Smith, Marsha Brown, Pat Lockhart and Joy Morassutti.

Toronto@performanceandlearning.ca

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Quebec

Montreal

Executive: Elyse Croteau (Chair), Jeffrey Silverstone, Sylvia Baronian, Rachel Pelland, Sandra St-Louis.

Montreal@performanceandlearning.ca

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Nova Scotia

Halifax

Executive: Marion Harper, Jill Curley, Mark Beland.

NovaScotia@performanceandlearning.ca

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Newfoundland + Labrador

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chair

Brian Atkinson, MBA, CTDP

Member since 2003

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Senior Director,
Human Resources
Client Connectivity & Innovation, 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, MBA, M.Ed,

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

Rosanne Blake

Member since 2004

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Director, Learning and Performance Consulting
Scotiabank
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Director-at-Large

Giselle Kovary, M.A.

Member since 2002

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President
n-gen People Performance Inc.

 

As president and co-founder of n-gen People Performance Inc., Giselle is dedicated to building strategies and programs that help clients target, motivate and engage employees in order to increase performance and productivity. She is a sought after resource to industry leaders, having worked with 18 of the top Fortune 500 companies across North America. Over 60,000 people globally have experienced an n-gen workshop or presentation. With close to 20 years of experience in learning and development, she has devoted more than fifteen years to researching the impact that generational differences have on organizational performance.

Giselle has created solutions and programs in six practice areas – sales & customer service, leadership, team building, Millennials & Gen Z and human resources.  She has co-authored two books: Loyalty Unplugged: How to Get, Keep & Grow All Four Generations and Upgrade Now: 9 Advanced Leadership Skills. As a human resources expert, Giselle is regularly quoted in national publications and appears on television and radio, including CBC, CTV News Channel and News Talk radio.

Giselle has a Master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Windsor. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and raises money for breast cancer research in her free time.

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DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Jenn Reid, CTDP, PMP

Member since 2007

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Senior Manager &
Learning Partner,

BMO

 

Jenn is responsible for annual training initiatives for over 60,000 people, enterprise-wide. A seasoned learning & development professional and avid change champion, she has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies to plan, design and implement major change initiatives, learning strategies, and other strategic projects. Jenn is a ProSci ® Certified Change Manager, a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP), and Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Director-at-Large

Carolin Rekar Munro, M.A., CTDP, CPHR

Member since 2007

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Leadership Consultant
Eye of the Tiger Consulting

 

As a leadership consultant managing Eye of the Tiger Consulting, Carolin collaborates with leaders on change management, employee engagement, strategic planning, performance management, and developing high performing teams.  Carolin is also Professor, Leadership (Faculty of Management, Royal Roads University),  Adjunct Professor (MA Education, Central Michigan University), and visiting professor (MBA program, Mount Meru University, Tanzania). She is also co-owner of Monarch Safari Guides based in Tanzania.

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Treasurer

Gavin Toole, CTDP

Member since 2013

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Superintendent of Learning and Development
Vale, Long Harbour, NL Operations

 

Gavin has over 20 years’ experience working in the mining industry including research and development, operations including commissioning and ramp-up, and for the last 10 years in learning and development.  He completed his Bachelor of Education (adult education) from Brock University in 2014 and earned is CTDP in 2015.

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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

Tara Moran

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Tara is responsible for day to day financial operations. She can be reached at 416-367-5900 ext. 321 or tara@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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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.

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Membership Coordinator

Mariam Bokhari

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Mariam is responsible for liaising with members and the member experience. She can be reached at 416-367-5900 ext. 324 or mariam@performanceandlearning.ca .

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