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COVID-19 Update – Event Cancellations & Policies

HR Conference & Expo

As you know, on March 16, 2020 the BC Provincial Health Officer issued an order which states that operators are prohibited from permitting the gathering of more than 50 people.

As a result, we unfortunately had no choice but to cancel our annual HR Conference & Expo scheduled for April 28 & 29 (the Conference has been rescheduled for Sept. 27 & 28, 2021). We are aware that many of you were looking forward to Conference and want you to know that we are putting together some exciting and informative virtual learning opportunities for the weeks and months ahead. We hope you will take advantage of these online learning events to gather your CPD hours, gain insight from the experts and connect with the HR community.

For those who have registered for conference we are going to cancel your registration and credit your CPHR BC & Yukon account for the amount you paid. That credit can be used to secure a registration for next year’s conference Sept. 27 & 28, 2021 at no additional costs. The credit can also be used towards any of our other services i.e. membership, events and PD, online and in-person. You are also entitled to a full refund. If you choose the refund option, please let us know in writing, or EMAIL of this choice, so we have a permanent record. It may take us a few business days to process your request. We appreciate your patience.


We have cancelled all in-person symposiums.

Continue to check our calendar as we have many virtual symposiums offered this fall.


We have cancelled all the in-person events until further notice.

Below is a list of regional contacts:


Roundtables are all online. Please register as you would normally, and details about how to participate online will be circulated to you via email. Please visit our calendar for upcoming scheduled roundtables.

National Knowledge Exam

Exam Date Registration Deadline
October 28 or 29, 2020 August 31, 2020

The NKE is scheduled for October 28 & 29, 2020. It is important to note that the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), is administered by CPHR Canada. CPHR BC & Yukon is accepting registrations for the October 28 & 29 NKE. The registration deadline is August 31. The cancellation deadline (with full refund) remains August 31.

Thank You for your Support

Lastly, we would like to thank you for your patronage and support.  As the voice of HR in BC and the Yukon, we endeavor to provide high level learning and networking opportunities to the HR community. You can rely on the fact that our HR Conference and our other PD options will continue to promote and enhance the profession, and support you in advancing your career.

At this very unique and unprecedented time, we remind you to stay safe and supportive of those around you, and we leave you with this thought: while social distancing is a new norm, human interaction via other means should never be forgotten.