Guelph and District: ** SOLD OUT ** IN-PERSON Financial 1st Aid for HR Professionals

Date and Time

Starts:03/09/2023 11:30 AM

Ends:03/09/2023 2:00 PM

Registration Closes:03/06/2023 5:03 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

The Arboretum - University of Guelph 200 Arboretum Rd Guelph, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $75 + tax

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Additional Information

This IN-PERSON event has SOLD OUT.

Please email to be waitlisted if desired.

Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Event Sponsor

Financial 1st Aid for HR Professionals is an interactive and engaging 1 ½ hour workshop that will empower HR professionals with the knowledge needed when working with employees who may be experiencing financial distress. Participants of the webinar will learn to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of financial distress, have the gentle money chat, and refer to appropriate resources in the community when necessary. Topics included in learning:

• basic rights & responsibilities with regards to credit and debt

 • common collection practices

• options for dealing with debt

• resources & community supports Official Certificate of Completion available upon completion.

Learning Objectives:

Increasing costs of essential items are at the top of the list of financial concerns for Canadians today. 1 in 4 people struggle with money. It's likely that some of your employees are being affected. These concerns make financial education increasingly relevant to those serving consumers today.

As an HR professional, your role may find you connecting with people on many different levels. As that front line and face of human resources, it is important to be aware and prepared for those often uncomfortable conversations that relate to finances.

This workshop will help build skill around recognizing the signs and symptoms of financial distress, building emotional and financial intelligence around the impact that financial wellness has on overall well-being and mental health.

Participants will be able to articulate and build knowledge around how financial stress impacts employees and employers. This understanding is crucial to acknowledging, addressing, and supporting employees with issues affecting their lives.

Lastly, attendees will learn about common practices, strategies, and resources to offer those struggling with finances. Supporting employees with financial strategies, information, and resources helps promote overall well-being. Additionally, employees that feel supported will help advance a culture of support, trust, and wellness within the workplace.


11:30 AM   Welcome and Networking

11:50 AM   Lunch

12:30 PM   Speaker Presentation

2:00 PM   Event Concludes

Registration Closed:  ** SOLD OUT ** 

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin, CEPF Financial Educator, Credit Counselling Society As a Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society, Amanda applies her over 12 years of experience in the financial sector to develop and present impactful financial wellness webinars and programs. By connecting workplaces and communities to financial education and resources, Amanda strives to create opportunities for people to learn and grow their financial knowledge and wellness. Amanda brings practical, firsthand knowledge with a relatable approach to her discussions about money, drawing on her background in social services, mortgages, lending and collections. Amanda is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF), a licensed Ontario Mortgage Agent and an Addictions and Community Services Worker.