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CPHR NS - Aspire to Hire (Halifax)
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When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1:00pm-3:00pm, check in between 12:45-1:00pm
Where: CPHR Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103

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The Aspire to Hire education session takes an honest look at Human Rights and accessibility in hiring practices.  Stemming from lessons learned as the IWK Health Centre worked to enhance its promotion of opportunities in the community.

Referencing Nova Scotian Acts on Human Rights and Accessibility, this session will focus on evolving the mindset of participants so that recruitment is an accessible process.  It also provides food for thought for legally defensible hiring practices using examples of real-life hiring scenarios.  Understanding that requirements for the duty to accommodate are ever-changing, the session closes with advice on practices and available supports for employers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ensure mindfulness of accessibility and removing barriers
  • Understand defensible hiring practices
  • Comfortable in executing hiring practices
  • know where to turn to for support

About the Facilitators

Peggy Corkum is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and is the Team Leader, Labour & HR Consulting with the IWK Health Centre.  She has over 18 years of human resources experience in both private and public sectors as well as unionized and non-unionized workforces.  Peggy has a Certificate in Human Resources from Saint Mary's University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dalhousie University.  In her role at IWK, Peggy provides guidance and direction to her team and clients on all facets of the employment relationship.

Arlene MacAskill is a Recruitment Consultant with the IWK Health Centre.  She has over 20 years experience sourcing talent for non-profit, private, government, and entrepreneurial companies in Toronto and throughout the Atlantic Region.  Arlene has a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University.  As a recruitment consultant, Arlene supports recruitment, retention, and diversity initiatives at the IWK.


12:45 pm  Participant Check-in and Coffee/Tea available
  1:00 pm  Session begins
  3:00 pm  Session concludes



Early Bird (by December 26)

After December 26
Members $119 plus HST ($136.85) $179 plus HST ($205.85)
Future Members and Others $279 plus HST ($320.85) $339 plus HST ($389.85)

CPHR Nova Scotia's CPHRs receive a $20 discount off the above pricing.


To Register 

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click on the register for this link above.  By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy.

IMPORTANT: Registering someone other than yourself?  If you are a member and are registering someone else to attend the event, do not log into the site to register.  If the other person is a member, they must log in themselves using their own member ID and password and register that way.  If the other person is not a member, do not log in, just register them from the public area of the website.  Registrations must be done online.

The registration deadline is January 9, at 12 noon (or earlier if the event is sold out).  Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed.  Registration cannot be purchased at the door.

Payment Terms

Payment is due by the registration deadline or within 30 days of your registration (whichever is earlier).  Payments made be made conveniently online at time of registration by Visa/Mastercard or by cheque received by the registration deadline.  Cheques must be received by the registration deadline (January 9) by CPHR Nova Scotia, 84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2.  Registrations January 2 or later must be paid online at time of registration.

If paying by Visa or Mastercard, you must have the billing address exactly as it appears on the credit card statement or the transaction will be declined.  This is a security feature for your protection.

Cancellation Policy

A refund, less a $40 plus HST processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing by January 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon.  Those who make reservations and do not attend will be required to pay for the full session fee.  Cancellations received in writing by 12:00 noon on January 2, 2019 will only be charged the processing fee.  Substitutions are permitted up to two business days before the event (for substitutions, the registrant must advise our office of their replacement in writing by 10:00am on January 14).  Member/non-member rates will be applied to the substitutions.  This cancellation policy applies regardless of date of registration.  Registrations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable.

By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and the Cancellation Policy.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677