• System shutdown for Updates - Feb 13 - 17

    Hello Community,

    As a part of regular system updates, the database will be down from Monday, February 13th  at 8AM EST – Friday, February 17th at 6PM EST. This will impact our member's ability to log into the main site, as well as our other online services like the Communities platform.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the team at

    Thank you for your understanding.
  • Blank Automated Emails RE: Volunteer Pool

    Hello Community,

    Many of you may have noticed blank automated emails coming out regarding volunteer pool enrollment. ​

    It appears that this automated email was not configured properly before it was scheduled, and is missing an active url link, and contact information. 

    Please disregard this email, as it was setup and sent by me in error.

    Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. 

  • Notice of Open Community Retirement

    Hello Community Members

    About every 3-4 months, HRPA staff audits the activity levels of our various open community groups to ensure members are getting value from participating in the groups that are created on the Online Communities platform. 

    We examine factors such as join/leave rate, total members, as well as discussion posts / library entries made (total, average frequency & member engagement with those items).

    Based off these factors, we have decided to shift the following groups to 'Hidden Status', effectively archiving them and removing them from the public list of open communities a member can join: 

    • Return To Work Focus Group
    • International HR Professionals Networking Group
    • Open Forum for Indigenous Allies

    We have noticed that these communities have scored very low on the factors listed above, and we feel it would not make for a good member experience for a member to join a community which has not had any sort of engagement on it for a long period of time.

    For those of you who would like to participate and discuss these topics in the future, I encourage you to join our All User Forum if you are not already a member of it. Our All User forum continues to see very active levels engagement, and is a great hub to discuss a variety of topics. 

    As always, I welcome any feedback you may have. 

  • Mentoring Platform Maintenance - July 12 & 13

    Hello community, 

    In order to implement some new backend changes to the platform's reporting functionality, our mentoring platform will be down temporarily between 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM on both July 12th & 13th. 

    I don't anticipate this will impact many (if any) of you, as I'd hope you'd all be getting ready to go to bed at this point, however I still wanted to let you all know as it is a planned outage.