THE INSTITUTE

OUR ROLE

The Institute for Performance and Learning is a not-for-profit organization developing workplace learning professionals. The Institute guides existing practitioners and helps Canadian employers and public policy makers understand how to evaluate – and support – the role of workplace performance and learning across Canada.

 

Supported by a rapidly growing membership with chapters from coast to coast, the Institute exists to elevate the performance and learning profession by setting the standards 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 CHAPTERS

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

The Institute for Performance and Learning has 17 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 Loadsman, Laura Sukorokoff, Bart Zach and Fabiana Gennari

Vancouver@performanceandlearning.ca

Vancouver Island

Executive: Alison Brophey, Chair, Jacquie Cameron, Patricia Larose and Murray Richmond

VancouverIsland@performanceandlearning.ca

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Alberta

Calgary

Executive: Frank Merryweather (chair), Angela Dorey, Armondo Ruggeri, Harish Suri, June Read, Vanita Gupta and Whitney Miller

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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New Brunswick

Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton

Executive: Leslie Magee (Chair) and Susan Knolla

NewBrunswick@performanceandlearning.ca

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Nova Scotia

Halifax

Executive: Tisha Parker Kemp (Chair), 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

OUR TEAM

Jane Duffy
Director, Member Experience + Marketing

Jane Duffy

Joined The Institute in 2013

Manager, Finance and Operations

Elsa Lee, PCP

Joined The Institute in 2005

Senior Specialist, Designations + Standards

Suzanne MacGillivray-Nesbitt

Joined The Institute in 2014

Member Experience Specialist

Darlene MacGillivray

Joined The Institute in 2015

Digital Marketing Specialist

Hailey Chan

Joined The Institute in 2015


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chair

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

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

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

Gregg Brown, MSc, CTDP

Member since 2004

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Chief Learning Officer
TidalShift Inc

 

A dynamic speaker, facilitator and consultant, Gregg oversees delivery of TidalShift programs, manages client relationships, and participates in the organization’s strategic direction and business development. After obtaining a Masters of Social Science degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, he has worked in the health, criminal justice, not-for-profit, government and business sectors.

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Director-at-Large

Hughes Foltz

Member since 2014

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Vice President, Professional Services

Optel Group

 

Hugues Foltz is the Vice President of Professional Services at Optel Group. A passionate and active leading figure in the field of e-learning and information technology, he has led his company to tremendous growth over the years and currently employs nearly 100 professionals.

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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.