HR Advisor

Canadian Mental Health Association
Newmarket, Ontario
April 15, 2019
April 30, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

                                                                                                                        Internal/External Posting

                                                                                                      Posting Date: April 12, 2019

                                                                                                      Closing Date: April 26, 2019



HR Advisor

Closing Date: April 26, 2019

HR Advisor – Permanent, Full-Time

Competition #: 2019-027

Our Mission:  As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, help build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

Our Organizational Values:

  • Client and Family Centered – through partnership, accountability and action
  • Culturally Competent – to provide the best service and work experience
  • Innovation – to bring value to our community

Team Values:            Trust, Respect, Communication and Teamwork.

Hours of work:          8:30am-4:30pm, 35 hours per week. Extra hours and or weekends may be required on occasion.

Start Date:                  ASAP

Location:                   Newmarket, York Region. Travel to other sites within York region may be required.

Job Profile:

We are still growing!  We are looking for a new Human Resources Advisor to join our team and to provide human resources support in a variety of functional areas including but not limited to organizational design, talent management, employee relations, compensation and HRIS.  This position will work closely with the Senior Human Resources Advisors and assists in the execution of human resources initiatives and projects that are in alignment with the organization/team strategies. We are seeking a resourceful, self-motivated individual with an energizing personality who will work alongside other human resource professionals within the Workforce and Culture team!


  • Assist in the design and execution of employee engagement initiatives to keep the workforce engaged and connected
  • Coordinate the training and development initiatives within the organization and liaison with the training vendors
  • Manage the process of employee enrollment/changes to corporate benefits (such as gym memberships, Perkopolis, COSTCO etc.)  
  • Assist in the project management of the Human Capital Management tool and roll out
  • Assist with employee relations including performance improvement & development plans, employee investigations and HR related incidents
  • Assisting with disability management and compensation administration
  • Assist with employee absenteeism programs (sick, STD, LTD, WSIB) accommodations and alternate work arrangements/safe return to work plans
  • Stay up-to-date on current employment legislation
  • Responsible for research and analysis of best practices, ad-hoc reporting, conduct analysis and draw conclusions to support sound business decisions
  • Participates and supports the workforce and culture team in ad-hoc related human resource projects/tasks.
  • Participates in various organizational committees.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Workforce & Culture or designee.



  • Post-secondary university degree, or college diploma, or college certificate with an emphasis on Human Resources or Organizational Behavior.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a variety of functional areas including employee relations and engagement, training and development, performance management, compensation etc.
  • Comprehensive understanding and ability to apply employment legislation including ESA, OHRC, AODA, WSIA, etc.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving, and ability to recommend solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise significant discretion and sensitivity and to use consultative and relationship building skills with diverse client group.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Is proactive, takes ownership of responsibilities and shows initiative.
  • Proficient in computer use, i.e. Microsoft Office software and HRMS
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, manage own workload and meet deadlines with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a high performing team-based environment.


  • Past HR experience in a corporate environment, preferably in a public sector an asset.
  • Previous experience working in fast paced organizations that have experienced significant growth and change.
  • Evidence of working towards Certified Human Resource Professional designation
  • Previous work experience in a health care environment

Working Conditions:

Office work, attending meetings, supporting HR team members as and when required.

Why work for CMHA York Region?

As the Canadian Non-Profit Employer of Choice for three consecutive years and one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, we offer:

  1. Competitive Benefits (Life Insurance, Extended Health & Dental, Vision, STD, LTD), Pension Plan, Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days)
  2. Excellent learning & development opportunities (internal conferences, internal/external trainings)
  3. Diverse & Inclusive work culture
  4. Flexible work environment

We are team committed to our vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams.  It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact.  We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.

Our team cares for each other.  We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication.  We hold ourselves accountable and we celebrate our wins.  Because we risk, we learn and we take the opportunity and time to constantly improve our skills, the way we function as a team and ultimately deliver services.  

Join us and be part of providing great care in great communities! 

Application Procedures

If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow the link on this posting or visit the Career section of our website. Complete the application form and submit cover letter and resume (PDF or Word) together as one (1) document / attachment in the Resume section, outlining how your experience matches our requirements, to the Human Resources Department quoting Competition # 2019027.

CMHA, York Region Branch supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.

To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email

Online:, under CAREERS section.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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