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Chartered Professionals
in Human Resources

Greater Vancouver

The Greater Vancouver Advisory Council handles the planning and implementation of local CPHR BC & Yukon activities and is made up of members representing a broad range of HR experience levels and areas of practice.

To see upcoming activities, please view our calendar.

For regional breakdowns, please refer to Regional Breakdown By Community.

Your Greater Vancouver Advisory Council:


Chair – Ian Gibson, CPHR

Ian is the Corporate Human Resources & Labour Relations Manager for The Gisborne Group, an Industrial Construction Company operating in Western Canada and based in Burnaby BC. He has worked in various sectors in his 40+ year career, including 5 years as a union representative. This will be his second year on the advisory council.


Awards & Volunteering – Sara Colliss, CPHR

Sara has worked as an HR professional for 9 years in the healthcare, hospitality and emergency services sectors. She is a graduate of the Human Resources Management Certificate program from BCIT (2010). She currently holds the role of Employee and Labour Relations Manager, at We Care Home Health Services. This is her third year on the council.


Membership – Samantha Saldanha, CPHR

Samantha is currently a Labour Relations Advisor at Douglas College where she provides support, advice and representation on labour and employment related matters. Samantha is a Douglas College alumna, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and International Business from SFU. This is Samantha’s second year on the advisory council.


Mentoring – Ekjot Dhatt, CPHR

Ekjot is a HR Advisor at River Rock Casino Resort. She is an SFU graduate and has worked in the manufacturing and hospitality industries. This is Ekjot’s first year on the advisory council but second year as co-lead for the GV Mentoring Program.


Networking – Bernadette Chan, CPHR

Bernadette is the HR Advisor at Pretivm Resources – a high-grade gold mining company based in BC. She is a graduate of SFU Beedie School of Business, concentrated in Human Resources Management and Information Systems Management. She has worked in the tourism, engineering and manufacturing sectors, and volunteers for non-profit organizations in her spare time. This is her second year on the advisory council..


Post-Secondary – Jabeen Boga, CPHR

Jabeen is currently a Senior Human Resources Manager at Bell where she provides strategic advice and support to leaders and employees across 18 locations. Jabeen possesses 10 years of experience around all facets of human resources with strong knowledge in employee relations. Jabeen is an SFU Alumni who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. She was also a nominee for the Rising Star Award. This is Jabeen’s second year on the advisory council.

Please contact for more information regarding the Greater Vancouver Advisory Council.