Caroline Roy

President Quebec

Caroline Roy

Caroline is excited by the new challenges and opportunities as part of her recent acceptance into the role of President for IPMA-Canada. She has actively been involved with the association upon her return to Canada through several initiatives which was shortly followed by holding a seat as a Director At Large. She is a firm believer in community, competency development, and connection which is what enticed her about IPMA-Canada to begin with.

Caroline envisions IPMA-Canada being at the forefront of HR development. A creative at heart, she hopes to build upon the fantastic work done by her predecessors by ensuring that IPMA-Canada continues to focus on offering members opportunities to connect and collaborate, to explore new advances in analytics & technologies, to be more involved in local Canadian communities, to remain action-oriented, and to spearhead & manage change.

Caroline entered the HR world on her own unique trajectory, on a mission to always keep people development, growth, and learning at the forefront. She began her career as an international schoolteacher, with stints on cruise ships as a corporate trainer, then whirled into an HR generalist role in the entertainment industry. When the pandemic hit and closed the shows, she opened her own coaching & HR consulting business while also holding the role of Managing Director of a resort.

As the world began to stabilize, Caroline then dove into Organizational Development headfirst, accepting a role as the Senior Learning & Development Specialist for a transport & logistics company, as is loving it. She thrives in the art and craft of instructional design mixed with the energy, dynamism, and connectivity of leading development programs. This is the culmination of all of the acquired skill sets she earned in her many, many roles across many, many, many countries.

Caroline is a true lifelong learner, taking certification and diploma courses on whatever is available, from Lean 6 Sigma to digital marketing to DEI in the workplace. She also highly prioritises mental health awareness and volunteers for the Red Cross as a Disaster Management Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder. She recently moved herself to the “middle of nowhere” in order to have a river bordering her cottage (for kayaking and paddleboarding) and ski hills & hiking trails galore in her backyard.