Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council Announces Philip Mondor as New President

Philip MondorAfter an extensive search and selection process, the CTHRC Board of Directors has unanimously selected Philip Mondor as the new President of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. Philip will assume his new role on March 16, 2015.

Philip joined the CTHRC in 1996 and has held the title of Senior Vice-President for fourteen years. During his time at the CTHRC, Philip has led a number of key initiatives that have been instrumental in the Council’s success.

Some highlights of Philip’s career at CTHRC:


  • Established policies and quality assurance procedures for the Council’s training brand, emerit, including professional certification programs, national and international occupational standards, and competency-based training programs.
  • Designed innovative programs and tools to better facilitate recognition of foreign trained professionals in non-regulated professions.
  • Led renowned research and program development in the areas of essential employability skills and the setting of international competency standards.
  • Expanded the CTHRC’s work and presence internationally, with successful partnerships and projects realized in several countries.

In addition to his work at CTHRC, Philip has also served on a number of Boards and as an advisory member to numerous Canadian and international organizations, including the Council of Education Ministers – Canada, UNESCO, the South African Services Sector Education and Training Authority, the International Network of Skills Sector Organizations, the Alliance of Sector Skills Councils (Standards, Certification and Accreditation Committee), the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment, the Occupational Standards Competency Accreditation Community of Practice, and the International Events Management Body of Knowledge Project.

Philip has also built an impressive body of work outside of the Canadian tourism sector. He has worked with foreign governments and global organizations interested in education and training models, setting occupational standards, and the design of credentialing systems. He has advised governments and associations on competency programs in a variety of industrial sectors, as far afield as the United States, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean.

The Board of Directors and CTHRC staff would like to congratulate Philip as he begins this new stage of his career. His wealth of knowledge and experience ensures that he will meet the challenges of his new role, and that, under Philip’s leadership, the CTHRC will continue to serve its mandate and its sector for years to come.

Read the outgoing CTHRC President Wendy Swedlove’s retirement announcement.