Philip Mondor is new CTHRC President

CTHRC's board of directors have promoted from within, unanimously selecting Philip Mondor as the new president, replacing Wendy Swedlove who is retiring.

Wendy Swedlove and Philip Mondor

Wendy Swedlove and Philip Mondor

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CTHRC has promoted from within, after an extensive search and selection process, unanimously selecting Philip Mondor as the new president, replacing Wendy Swedlove who is retiring. He will assume his new role
on March 16, 2015.

Mondor joined the CTHRC in 1996, and has held the title of senior vice-president for fourteen years. During his time at the CTHRC, he
has led a number of initiatives that have been instrumental in the
Council's success.

In addition to his work at CTHRC, Mondor 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.

He 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.

Wendy Swedlove's retirement

Wendy Swedlove, president of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource
Council (CTHRC), will retire on March 31 after a distinguished 30-year

During her three decades of service, Swedlove built
a legacy of strongly supporting the tourism industry in Canada. She is
CTHRC’s founding president and for over 20 years, the council has
supported the tourism sector in addressing human resource issues and
building a globally competitive and sustainable Canadian tourism

Under Swedlove’s leadership, the CTHRC produced groundbreaking
research and labour market information that has been essential for
understanding the sector’s employment characteristics, growth,
compensation and labour supply/demand gaps. In addition, the council has
developed over 50 National Occupational Standards, two International
Competency Standards, thirty Professional Certification programs, two
International Certifications, and a library of workbooks, online
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