CPHR Manitoba is dedicated to protecting the public from unethical and incompetent HR practices in the workplace.

CPHR Manitoba’s Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct (the Code) sets out the ethical standard for the human resources profession. This national standard maps out ethical conduct, competent service and good character that all CPHRs and members of CPHR Manitoba must abide by.

If you have a concern or a complaint to address, you can make a formal complaint to the Professional Conduct Committee of CPHR Manitoba, care of the CPHR Manitoba CPHR Registrar.

All complaints must be in writing and mailed to:

CPHR Manitoba
Attention: CPHR Registrar
1810 – 275 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB   R3B 2B3

The statement of complaint should clearly and precisely set out the following information:

  • The full name and contact information of the individual registering the complaint
  • The name and relationship to the member who is the subject of the complaint
  • A description of the professional misconduct
  • A description of the alleged breach(es) of the CPHR Manitoba Code of Ethics & Rules of Professional Conduct 
  • The date(s) on which the events occurred
  • The name(s) and contact information of anyone else who may be able to provide further information
  • Whether the complaint has been or will be filed with any official legal body

Please note that the complaint must be submitted within six months from the date where the incident took place.

Here is what you can expect when you submit a complaint:

  1. The complaint is sent to the CPHR Registrar.
  2. Upon receipt of the complaint, the Registrar has 30 days to notify the Respondent identified in the complaint.
  3. The Respondent has 30 days to file a written reply in response to the complaint.
  4. Upon receipt of the reply from the Respondent, the Registrar will submit a copy to the Professional Conduct Committee.
  5. Within two weeks of receipt, the Committee will convene a meeting and decide what course of action to take.

It is our goal to ensure that a transparent process is in place for both the complainant and the respondent. For more information about the complaints process, click here to view CPHR Manitoba’s Operating Procedures Professional Conduct Committee Handbook.

For additional information about CPHR Manitoba’s complaints process or to discuss the nature of the concern prior to submitting a formal complaint, please contact Ron Gauthier, CEO, at or 204-943-0884.

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.

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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