Pay Equity Certificate

Date and Time

Starts:09/16/2024 8:30 AM

Ends:09/18/2024 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:09/13/2024 3:00 PM

Event Type: Certificate Program

13 CPD Hour(s)

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HRPA Members: $1,295

Non-Members: $1,560 + taxes

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Note: The program is delivered as an intact certificate program in which registrants must attend all of the dates specified.


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This program will be delivered via ZOOM:

Module 1:   The Ontario Pay Equity Act: Introduction and Enforcement
September 16, 2024:  8:30AM -12:30PM 

Module 2:   Achievement of Pay Equity
September 17, 2024:  8:30AM -12:30PM 

Module 3: Maintaining Pay Equity and Consequences of Non-Compliance
September 18, 2024: 8:30AM to 1:30PM 

Ensure your organization is pay equity compliant.

This 3 module certificate program provides HR leaders with the essential background to the Ontario Pay Equity Act and the obligations imposed on employers in the Province to comply.  You will learn the necessary steps to both achieve and maintain pay equity to gauge your organization's state of compliance with the legislation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and understand the legal framework of pay equity in Ontario
  • Understand the roles of the Pay Equity Commission and the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal in enforcement
  • Learn the necessary the steps required to achieve pay equity
  • Identify those events that give rise to pay equity maintenance obligations
  • Determine your organizations state of compliance and understand the consequences of non-compliance


Who should attend:

Human resources professionals, officials from employers' associations and Chambers of Commerce, managers and supervisors with responsibility for compensation and pay equity.

Please be advised that this program is designed to address the Ontario Pay Equity Act and not the Federal Pay Equity legislation.


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Speaker bio(s)
Carolyn Kay

Carolyn is a senior partner at Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP, one of the leading Canadian firms focusing exclusively on management-side human resources law and advocacy for over 51 years. In addition to her labour and employment law practice, Carolyn is one of the leading lawyers in Ontario with extensive pay equity expertise that extends to both Ontario and Federal Pay Equity. Carolyn regularly advises employer on all aspects of compliance and have provided training and spoken regularly about pay equity, to employer groups, on webinars and to individual employers. Carolyn has taught the Pay Equity Certificate Program for HRPA for over 10 years and counting. Carolyn represented employers in complaints and litigation before the Ontario Pay Equity Commission, Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, and now the Federal Pay Equity Commission.