As an OMHRA Member, you will have access to a full suite of resources, programs and events designed to keep you apprised of developments and trends in human resources management Advance your profession and your career with OMHRA.
Attend our events at a discounted price.Our Spring Workshop, Fall Conference, One-Day Symposiums and webinars provide professional development, knowledge, practical tools and networking opportunities to OMHRA members and affiliates who wish to advance their careers by attending high-quality, sector-specific courses and workshops.
Meet your professional obligations.Our educational events are designed to help you address continuing professional development obligations associated with your professional status.
Network with your peers.Share your ideas and insights with Municipal Human Resource professionals from every region of Ontario and learn from their experiences.
Have your voice heard as part of OMHRA’s advocacy efforts.Support OMHRA’s Advocacy and Member Services Committee’s efforts to provide decision makers with fact-based information about the practice of human resources in the municipal context.
Access our collective agreement database. Receive updates on recent collective agreement settlements and arbitration results through our exclusive Labour Relations Information System (LRIS) Database as well as annual reports on bargaining guidelines.
Share timely information. Post jobs on our website and social media platforms and request surveys at a discounted member rate.
Be “in-the-know.”Stay up-to-date on sector trends and developments through OMHRA’s quarterly newsletter, ECHO.
Promote and advance the Human Resources profession. Volunteer for one of OMHRA’s Working Groups or Committees. Share your expertise as a speaker at one of our events or as a contributor to ECHO.
According to the OMHRA Constitution, each organization must have one Primary Member who acts as its voting member. There is no limit on the number of Additional Members for an organization.
Primary Members with populations of more than 50,000
Alerts – Be the first to know about the latest labour settlements and trends, OMHRA’s advocacy or other breaking news.
Job Board – Our Job posting service posts your job on the OMHRA Job Board and distributes it to over 500 members instantaneously.
Labour Relations Information System (LRIS) Database – Search, compare and produce reports on specific agreement items, such as salary and benefit information, within a specific organization, or between multiple organizations.
Networking Events – Networking is our strength. Our members are aware of trends and upcoming changes, are able to respond proactively, understanding all points of view, and benefit from exchanging information with other human resource professionals across the province.
Policy Database – Through our Labour Relations Information System (LRIS) you have exclusive access to both union and non-union information.
Being a member of OMHRA has provided an opportunity to stay
current with information and gain knowledge on current challenges facing
our profession. The conferences allow to foster those connections with
professionals and have proven to be very valuable.
Heather Griffin, Human Resources Generalist, Norfolk County
Being an OMHRA member is an excellent way to connect with a vast network
of municipal HR professionals from across Ontario. OMHRA’s conferences, seminars,
teleconferences, databases and e-mail alerts ensure I always have the latest information
regarding legislative changes, trends in employment and labour law, collective bargaining
data and municipal HR best practices. Having such a great community of experienced
municipal HR professionals is an invaluable resource for collaboration.
Joshua Doreen-Harfield, Manager of Employee & Labour Relations, The City of Mississauga
OMHRA is a great go to organization if you work in a municipal
Human Resources Department. They pride themselves on teamwork, knowledge
sharing and lobbying on behalf of Human Resources. They establish groups that
share current information on bargaining and arbitrations allowing organizations to
learn from what is happening in real time. They ensure that the Employers are sharing
information similar to that done by the unions to ensure that we are able to understand
trends and practices in real time. The seminars and spring and fall conferences are
fantastic for networking and learning over a number of days. If you work in a
municipality, board or commission, consider joining OMHRA!!
Janet Ashfield, Manager, Human Resources, City of Markham
Being a member of OMHRA is an excellent way to make meaningful connections
with other HR Professionals across the Municipal sector. The membership allows you
to stay current on topics such as employment & labour law, legislative updates and
collective bargaining data & trends. The conferences are an opportunity to collaborate
and share resources with other OMHRA members.
Brenda Rutherford, CHRL, Human Resources Representative, City of Brantford
Ontario Municipal Human
Resources Association 110 Cumberland Street, Suite 340
Toronto, ON M5R 3V5