Workforce Development & Human Resources Practices Implementation Committee

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Workforce Development & Human Resources Practices Implementation Committee Membership


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.

Committee Chairs:

Nancy Wallace Gero and Joe Persaud

Committee Members:

NamePositionAgency/MinistryContact Information
Nancy Wallace-GeroCo-chairExecutive Director of Community Living Essex
Joe PersaudCo-chairRegional Executive Director Etobicoke/North York of Community Living
Steve SniderMemberManager of Educational Services, Christian
Allan MillsMemberVP Ontario, Christian
Merla McGillMemberDirector of Client Services, CL Kawartha
Angela ClarkeMemberThe Participation House Project (Durham Region)
Sherry KerrMemberExecutive Director, Participation House
Lucia PinteaMemberSenior Policy Advisor,
Robert HickeyMemberProfessor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's
Indu RadhakrishnanMemberManager of Organizational Development, Community Living
Roxanne BirdMemberDirector, Human Resources, Community Living Prince
Liz Froese, MSW, RSWMemberCoordinator, Southern Network of Specialized
Sara RoppMemberManager of Support Services, Community Living Stratford and
Ann-Marie BinettiProject ManagerDS HR

WDHRPIC Documents and Resources:

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.

Historical documents and resources from prior Committees: