Research centres and professional associations

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This list of resources highlights research centres and professional associations that are located nationally and internationally. This resource can be used to understand the vast scope of IR and HR. 

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American Management Association
American Society for Training and Development


British Universities Industrial Relations Association
Business Council of British Columbia


C.D. Howe Institute
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations
Canadian Council on Social Development
Canadian Employment Research Forum
Canadian Industrial Relations Association
Canadian International Labour Network
Canadian Labour and Business Centre
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)
Canadian Society for Training and Development
Canadian Telework Association
(formerly Work Research Foundation)
Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement - Toronto (CERIS)
Centre for Labour Management Relations
(Ryerson University)
Centre for Research on Work and Society (York University)
Centre for the Study of Education and Work (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
Centre for Social Justice
Centre for the Study of Living Standards
Conference Board of Canada
Conference Board U.S.A.


Economic Policy Institute
Employee Benefit Research Institute


Fraser Institute


HRMS Professionals Association
Human Resource Planning Society


Institute for Research on Public Policy
International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
International Association of Facilitators
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA)
International Institute for Labour Studies (ILO)
International Personnel Management Association - Canada
International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC)


Labour and Employment Relations Association (LERA)


MIT Workplace Center (Sloan School of Management)


National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
North American Human Resource Management Association


Ottawa Human Resource Professionals Association
Ottawa Region Rewards Association


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Strategic Capability Network
(formerly Canadian Human Resource Planners)


The Institute for Performance and Learning
Toronto Board of Trade


W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
(formerly American Compensation Association)
World Federation of Personnel Management Associations