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The Association des diplômés en relations industrielles de l'Université Laval et de l'Université de Montréal was formed in 1961. Prior to this date, industrial relations graduates from these universities had belonged to one of two separate organizations that were founded in 1946. Almost two decades later, the Société des conseillers en relations industrielles was established under a private act, which was assented to on March 13, 1963.

On July 6, 1973, Section 37 of the Quebec Professional Code recognized the existence of a professional corporation, which subsequently became the Ordre professionnel des conseillers en relations industrielles du Québec (OPCRIQ), and granted the profession the reserved title of industrial relations counsellor (IRC).

A few years later, the Ordre adopted a Code of Ethics, which was approved by regulation in 1977, revised in 1997 and became permanent in 1986.

On February 12, 1997, to enhance the profession’s credibility and bring together all human resources professionals under one umbrella organization, the Ordre professionnel des conseillers en relations industrielles du Québec signed an agreement to join forces with Les professionnels en ressources humaines du Québec, which came into effect on July 1, 1997.

This agreement expressed both organizations’ aim to promote all branches of human resources management and increase public confidence in the profession. It also reflected their concern to ensure the professionalization and development of their members to enable them to effectively keep pace with the major shifts impacting the field. Thanks to the combined expertise of the two groups, the Ordre des conseillers en relations industrielles du Québec was then able to concentrate on developing the profession and enhancing its credibility in all work-related areas.

Following this agreement, the Ordre requested that the title of certified human resources professional (CHRP) be reserved for its members to secure greater protection of the public and reflect the development of the profession, which now addressed all aspects of individuals at work. As a result, members have been able to choose between the title of certified human resources professional and certified industrial relations counsellor since June 14, 2000. The association’s name was also changed to the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec (Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés).

At the same time, as a member of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations, the Ordre played a significant role in the introduction of national standards for the practice of the profession and the evaluation of candidates for the CHRP and CIRC designations. After more than eight years in preparation, these standards, which are crucial to the professionalization of the field, were implemented in 2003, leading to national recognition of the professional designations, which now have the same value all across Canada.

The Ordre continued to develop and aim for excellence. In October 1998, it became the first professional organization in the world to receive ISO 9002 certification for monitoring the practice of the HR profession, updating and developing professional knowledge, and providing services to its members. As the only professional organization in Quebec to have obtained ISO certification, after a review of its quality system in 2002, the Ordre decided to move towards a standard more relevant to its current situation, i.e. ISO 9001:2000.

 

Droits réservés 2017, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec.

 


Affaires RH Fondation CRHA Les relations du travail au Québec - Des témoins tracent la ligne du temps Objectif CRHA Prévention de la violence au travail