The WDHRPIC has a mandate to communicate, encourage and implement the recommendations of the Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy, as they relate to the training and education of Developmental Services (DS) employees and best Human Resource (HR) practices in DS agencies. WDHRPIC reflects the work of three prior committees: Best HR Practices, Program Standards and Agency-Based Training.
Nancy Wallace Gero and Joe Persaud
|Nancy Wallace-Gero||Co-chair||Executive Director of Community Living Essex County||Nancy@communitylivingessex.org|
|Joe Persaud||Co-chair||Regional Executive Director Etobicoke/North York of Community Living Torontofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steve Snider||Member||Manager of Educational Services, Christian Horizonsemail@example.com|
|Allan Mills||Member||VP Ontario, Christian Horizonsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Merla McGill||Member||Director of Client Services, CL Kawartha Lakesemail@example.com|
|Angela Clarke||Member||The Participation House Project (Durham Region)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sherry Kerr||Member||Executive Director, Participation House Brantfordemail@example.com|
|Lucia Pintea||Member||Senior Policy Advisor, MCSSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Hickey||Member||Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's Universityemail@example.com|
|Indu Radhakrishnan||Member||Manager of Organizational Development, Community Living Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roxanne Bird||Member||Director, Human Resources, Community Living Prince Edwardemail@example.com|
|Liz Froese, MSW, RSW||Member||Coordinator, Southern Network of Specialized Carefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sara Ropp||Member||Manager of Support Services, Community Living Stratford and Areaemail@example.com|
|Ann-Marie Binetti||Project Manager||DS HR Strategyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Resources for Agencies working with their local Colleges
Best HR Practices HR Manual and Best HR Practices Checklists:
Recognizing that the Human Resource capacity among agencies varies across the province, the Best HR Practices Committee, a sub-committee of the Ontario Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy released a manual providing information on Best HR Practices for recruitment, retention and training for Ontario’s Developmental Services in 2012. Access the manual. This manual is a tool for agencies where Human Resources' responsibilities are comprised of small management teams where one person may perform many roles, including Human Resources, with minimal training in Human Resources.
To support the use of the manual, Best HR Practices checklists have been developed.
The Best HR Practices checklist is a self-assessment tool for those with Human Resource responsibilities in Developmental Service agencies. The checklist focuses on three major Human Resource areas (recruitment, training and retention), and can assist in self-identifying the Human Resource capacity, strengths and challenges and develop related agency goals that will increase efficiency in the area of Human Resources.
An agency known for its best practices is usually a leader in the sector and has a high level of employee satisfaction and engagement. These checklists can also be used to guide the development of a long-term vision for HR that will position an agency as a leader. The checklists can be used as living documents that can be renewed, updated and continually improved to reflect changes in the agency and the sector.