Our history

Created by and for the sector, HR Intervals builds off the legacy assets of the former HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector (HR Council), a nonprofit organization that existed from 2005 and 2013 to advance nonprofit labour force issues. The assets were administered online by Community Foundations of Canada until 2018. In the summer of 2020, an agreement was reached to transfer the assets to Imagine Canada.

Our sector relies on the talent of more than 2.4 million individuals — the majority of whom are women — to craft and deliver essential and innovative services to help our communities thrive. Yet most organizations don’t have an HR department or access to the information and resources they need to perform HR functions as effectively as they would like.

HR Intervals was created to address this gap by providing a comprehensive, bilingual online knowledge base to help nonprofit managers, employees and board members better understand, address, and guide people management within their organizations.

Alongside a team of HR volunteers and Launch Partners CIBC, The Co-operators Group Limited, Silent Partner Software, Community Foundations of Canada, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Ontario Nonprofit Network, Grosso Hooper Law, and BarterPay®, Imagine Canada debuted HR Intervals on November 30, 2021 – a new and entirely free HR toolkit specifically designed for nonprofit professionals.

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