Links & Resources
We trust you will find these links helpful. All direct experience RCC has had with the Professional Service Firms below has been positive. In saying this RCC hereby makes no solicitation for these firms. We fully recognize and respect the absolute right all persons and organizations possess to make totally independent business decisions about the individuals and organizations with which they desire to be affiliated, or conduct business with. In saying this RCC is both pleased and proud of our affiliation with the Firms below.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FIRMS & ASSOCIATIONS
Thomas International is a global provider of online talent management tools that organizations apply to pre-employment testing, performance management and team development.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Hicks Morley devotes its practice exclusively to representing employers on human resources law and advocacy issues. They are the leading firm in Canada practising in this area with over 100 lawyers in five cities across Ontario (Toronto, Waterloo, London, Kingston, Ottawa). Hicks Morley’s Litigation group represents clients in all areas of the law, including labour, employment and human resources matters, class action proceedings, administrative law and appellate advocacy. Their Pension and Benefits group advises and represents employers on all issues relating to their pension and benefits plans. Hicks Morley publishes a number of materials, both electronic and print, on issue specific and sector specific topics. The Resource Centre on their website contains links to all of their various publications and updates dealing with both current and historical legal developments in Canada and matters related thereto.
Commonly referred to as “Blakes”, they are a large full service law firm able to focus on all aspects of Business Law. “Blakes” is based in Toronto with offices located throughout Canada, as well as in New York, Chicago, London, Bahrain, and Beijing. They have associate offices in Al Khobar and Shanghai.
Littler Mendelson, is a pre-eminent leading Labor & Employment Law Firm in the United States.
The Link below is to “Littler Blogs” which is updated on an ongoing basis to enable readers to be current on all recent developments in these areas of legislation in the United States of America.
AFI is North America’s leader in crisis management and response. AFI International provides elite security, risk management and investigative services to protect people and property, both in times of crisis and throughout regular business operations.
The Human Resources Professional Association regulates the HR Profession in Ontario. It is committed to protecting the public and advancing its members careers. In Ontario, HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) designations.
The Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members over 140 countries the Society serves the needs of HR Professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated Chapters within the United States and has subsidiary offices in China and India.
The ADR Institute provides the public with information about Alternative Dispute Resolution, and access to competent ADR professionals. Arbitrators and Mediator members of the Institute are provided a regulatory structure that includes accreditation / certification, a Code of Ethics, and a professional practice support framework. The Institute provides its members with a strong, unified voice in all matters relating to the practice of ADR in Ontario.
The Ontario Ministry Of Labour
This provincial government website provides current and comprehensive detail on the legal rights and obligations all provincially regulated business and industry employers in Ontario have with respect to Employment Standards; Health and Safety and Labour Relations.
The Ministry of Labour is a department of the Government of Canada. Their website provides current and comprehensive detail on the legal rights and obligations all federally regulated business and industry employers throughout Canada have with respect to Employment Standards, Health and Safety, Labour Relations and other specified matters including Workers Compensation.
In Ontario the Workers Compensation system and law for provincially regulated business and industry employers is administered by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Their website provides detail on the applicable current legislation and other relevant material and information directly related to this aspect of employment in the Province.
In Ontario the Human Rights obligations of provincially regulated business and industry employers are set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Complaints of alleged discrimination or other violations of this legislation are adjudicated under the auspices of the recently created Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, which replaces the Human Right Commission in this activity. Their website provides current detail on the Human Rights legal regimen operative in Ontario as well as the process in place to resolve complaints filed with the Tribunal.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRDSC) is a department of the Government of Canada. It’s mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadian’s quality of life. Their website provides detailed information on current government programs in place to meet these outcomes, including Foreign Worker, Employment Insurance, Pension programs, and others.
This Government of Canada website provides updated detailed statistical information about Canada and its Provinces and Territories. On this site you will find census data; information about Gross Domestic Production; import and export levels; consumer consumption; other leading economic indicators including rates of employment; unemployment; and average earnings by area and sector.
Not all information on this website is free. Prices are specified where applicable.
This US Government Department of Labor website provides current statistical information about inflation; consumer spending; employment; unemployment; pay and benefit levels; productivity levels; aggregate production costs; aggregate employment costs; and other demographic information about the workforce in the United States of America.
COMMUNITY / BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Established in 1976, Mississauga Board of Trade proudly serves as a chamber of commerce for the sixth largest city in Canada – the third largest city in Ontario with a population of over 700,000 residents. MBOT represents approximately 1,500 businesses in Mississauga. It is well positioned to address the needs of business by using its considerable influence at all levels of government, allowing for the opportunity to be a part of a strong and unified voice in advocating and taking the lead in effecting change and growth in local, provincial, national and global markets.
Founded in 1845, the Toronto Board of Trade is Canada’s largest local chamber of commerce. They connect 10,000 members and more than 200,000 business professionals and influencers throughout the region. The Board’s mission is to advance the success of their members and the entire Toronto region. The Board of Trade facilitates opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking, business development, and city building.