Toronto:*SOLD OUT - WAITLIST ONLY* IN-PERSON Annual Business Meeting and It Pays to PLAY - How Play Improves Business Culture

Date and Time

Starts:05/13/2024 5:30 PM

Ends:05/13/2024 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:05/06/2024 8:00 AM

Event Type: Annual Business Meeting

1 Hour(s)

The Eglinton Grand 400 Eglinton Avenue West Toronto,


Members FREE | Non-Members: $105+HST

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Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event. 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. No exceptions.

Note: The Annual Business Meeting (ABM) portion of this event will include a report on Chapter activities, volunteer appreciation, and newly designated member recognition.

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We are excited to invite you to the annual HRPA Toronto Annual Business Meeting.  Don't miss out on this chance to connect with fellow members and volunteers. See you there!

It Pays to PLAY - How Play Improves Business Culture

High level presentation covers how PLAY…

  • literally stopped a war
  • helps add years to our lives and live beyond 100.
  • integrated at work helps to
  • foster friendships and community
  • improve retention
  • improve energy and engagement
  • improve creativity and innovation
  • improve a company’s bottom line


5:30 PM Welcome and Registration

5:45 PM Dinner

6:15 PM Annual Business Meeting

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of 2022 Minutes
  • Chapter Activities Report
  • Recognition | Volunteers and New Designates
  • Vision 2027
  • Adjournment

7:00 PM Keynote Speaker

8:00 PM Networking

8:30 PM Concludes

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tammy Williams

Speaker bio(s)
Kristi Herold

Kristi Herold is the founder and CEO of JAM, a multi-million-dollar global business that has connected millions of people through play since its inception in 1996 and has grown to be one of the world’s largest adult recreational sports leagues, operating in 25 cities across Canada and the US. JAM has also produced and delivered over 4,000 playful team-building events, in over 30 countries since the summer of 2020 and the JAM team consults organizations helping them integrate fun and play into their “workPLAYce culture”. Kristi led her team at JAM in starting a national not-for-profit, Keep Playing Kids, which provides free sports programming to help vulnerable children learn life skills through play. Kristi is the best-selling author of It Pays to PLAY – How Play Improves Business Culture, she has been named to the esteemed “Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”, and was a top 3 finalist in the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, and was awarded the Governor General’