The Fellow CPHR award is a prestigious award that recognizes CPHRs who have made exemplary contributions to the profession.  

The FCPHR recognizes leadership, outstanding achievement and exceptional contribution to the profession.

Click here to download the FCPHR Nomination Form.

Once completed, please submit your FCPHR Nomination Form to Ron Gauthier at ron@cphrmb.ca.


Award Criteria

Eligible nominees for the Fellow CPHR should have demonstrated leadership in at least three of five key areas:

  1. Strategic positioning of the Human Resources profession
  2. Development, sharing and promotion of innovative HR ideas, policies and practices
  3. Advocacy on behalf of the HR profession to government policy makers
  4. Service to local, provincial and/or national HR associations
  5. Service to the broader community/social responsibility 

A nominee will also have exemplified the values in the CPHR code of conduct (fairness, justice, dignity, respect, and integrity) and have shown adherence to the statutory acts, regulations and bylaws of CPHR Canada and their provincial HR association.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have held the CPHR designation for a minimum of five (5) years and be a current member in good standing
  • Is nominated through a supporting letter that outlines significant achievements/impacts for the profession, evidence of how the nominee has contributed to at least three of the five criteria, and underscore the specific contributions made and their impacts of advancing the profession
  •  Must not have any Code of Conduct violations in the past 10 years


Review Process

A Provincial Fellowship awards committee, composed of senior HR members, some who currently hold the Fellow CPHR, reviews each nomination.  After analyzing eligibility and criteria, the committee will recommend selected nominees for the Fellow CPHR.  This recommendation is reviewed by the Board of the Provincial association who will either accept or reject the recommendation.

The Fellow CPHR is not a competition in which nominations are measured against each other, but rather, it is a process by which each nomination is measured against the criteria in place.  An unsuccessful nomination can be re-submitted in a subsequent year especially if the individual has added significantly more contributions along the five criteria identified for the award above.


Nomination Submission Checklist

  • Completed nomination form with consent from the nominee.
  • Confirmation that the nominee has been a CPHR member in good standing for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • A supporting letter (one page maximum) that states the specific contributions made by the nominee and their impact on advancing the HR profession with a minimum of three (3) of the five (5) key contribution areas indicated above. The letter must contain contact information and the stated nomination information must be verifiable by the Committee.
  • Nominations must include a current resume and the submission must address the five (5) criteria above with specific examples supporting each relevant criteria.
  • A biography of the Nominee, including academic degrees and professional certifications, work history and volunteer activities.


Recommendations of the Fellowship Awards Committee may

Approve - the nominee will be recommended to the Board of Directors for the Fellow designation

Reject - when the Committee concludes the nominee does not adequately meet the criteria the nomination is rejected. Nothing prevents sponsors from re-nominating a rejected nominee in future years.


Nomination to the Nominee and the Sponsor

  • Successful nominees will be notified by the Chair of the Provincial Association Board of Directors.
  • Unsuccessful nominee and their sponsors will be notified in writing within three weeks of the decision being made by the Committee.


For more information, contact:

Ron Gauthier
Chief Executive Officer
CPHR Manitoba

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email. hello@cphrmb.ca

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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