president of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council president Wendy
Swedlove and former Delta president Hank Stackhouse are the 2014 inductees into the Canadian Tourism
Hall of Fame.
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over 20 years, the CTHRC’s mandate has been to support the tourism sector in
addressing human resource issues and building a globally competitive and
sustainable tourism industry in Canada. Under Swedlove’s leadership, the
council produced research and labour market information essential for
understanding the sector’s employment characteristics, growth, compensation,
and labour supply/demand gaps. It has also developed more than 50 national occupational
standards, two international competency standards, 30 professional certification
programs, two international certifications, and workbooks, online training, and
resources for business and educators under the emerit brand.
guidance, the CTHRC has developed a strong network of tourism partners,
who deliver emerit and related programs, such as Ready to Work, an employment
readiness program which has given nearly 20,000 Aboriginals, new
Canadians, people with disabilities, seniors and Canadian youth the skills they
need to be successful.
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more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian hospitality industry. As the
retired president and chief executive officer of Delta Hotels and Resorts, Hank
lead a team of over 8,000 colleagues and oversaw a portfolio of 46 hotels and
resorts with more than 13,000 guestrooms across Canada.
will be celebrated that at the Canadian Tourism Awards Gala held November 26 at
the Westin Ottawa Hotel. The Awards Gala is held each year as part of the