Jacqui winter, president of hrpp, named finalist for rbc momentum award
Jacqui Winter of HR Project Partners
NAMED A 2022 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD FINALIST
St. John’s, September 14th – HR Project Partners is proud to announce that Jacqui Winter, President has been named a Finalist for the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the RBC Momentum Award. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Now in its 30th year, the program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women.
From a pool of thousands of nominees, 21 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent 7 Award Categories. The RBC Momentum Award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur that is awarded for creating a flexible and responsive business that can adapt to changing market environments and leverage opportunities for continued growth. Jacqui is one of 3 Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing the Eastern Region of Canada.
At HR Project Partners, we are committed to offering high quality consulting and recruitment services to assist companies in reaching their goals when it comes to Human Resources and Labour Relations requirements. Many companies need help when it comes to attracting, retaining, and managing the right people.
Whether you are a small company that doesn’t require full time HR resources, or you are a large company that only requires some short term or specialized support, you’ve come to the right place. Let HR Project Partners be your partner to assist you with any of your HR needs.
When it comes to project-based businesses, business owners are now realizing that to successfully plan, execute, monitor and close out a project, they need the support of qualified professionals to develop HR Plans, and ensure that it follows the complete project lifecycle.
“I am humbled and honoured to be recognized by RBC out of thousands of female leaders that strived to obtain this very prestigious award. Everyday I am blessed to work with a dedicated team that supports and helps me rise to the challenges of running a successful business … I don’t rise alone; my team and I rise together and without them I would not be where I am today.
The winners will be announced and celebrated in-person at the 30th Annual Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 23 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Women of Influence is thrilled to host this prestigious red-carpet event where nominees, corporate executives, dignitaries, and notable industry guests will come together once again for a delectable evening of inspiration, style, and meaningful connection with business leaders from across the country.
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognize women business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian, or global economy. These awards recognize businesswomen and leaders of non-profits from three major regions across Canada: East, Central, and West. All nominees are required to submit thorough applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders and subject to a due diligence performed by KPMG.
”This year as we celebrate the milestone 30th anniversary of the program, we are honoured to recognize the accomplishments of our 2022 award finalists,” says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Women of Influence. “The awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our country and the incredible women making it happen. Our finalists share a strong vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams.”
The 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by Women of Influence. Award presenters include RBC, Bell Media Bulova and Telus. Our official Due Diligence partner is KPMG and the official gift partner is Bulova.
About the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing women globally.
About Women of Influence Worldwide Inc.
Women of Influence, now in its 28th year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions for workplace gender equality and women’s advancement. Through our global events, digital media, signature awards, and consulting, Women of Influence reaches a diverse community of professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Providing insights and inspiration, perspectives on key issues, and creating opportunities to connect — we are making change happen for women, today. Our signature programs include the Top 25 Women of Influence Awards and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com
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HR Project partners and nunacor joint venture agreement
NUNACOR AND HR PROJECT PARTNERS FORM JOINT VENTURE TO PROVIDE HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTATION AND RECRUITMENT SUPPORT THROUGHOUT LABRADOR
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR – Nunacor Development Corporation and HR Project Partners Inc.
(HRPP) today announced the signing of a new joint venture agreement that pursues human resources
consultation and recruitment support throughout Labrador.
The joint venture agreement will focus mainly on providing permanent recruitment and temporary labour
supply services for the growing mining sector. This includes securing contracts awarded by the Iron Ore
Company of Canada (IOCC) in Labrador City. Nunacor and HRPP will also look for opportunities to expand
into other businesses and industries across Labrador. Every effort will be made to recommend qualified
NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) members for job openings that become available as part of the joint
“This is an exciting agreement for Nunacor. Businesses in Labrador, especially those in the mining sector, are
experiencing significant labour constraints and we are proud to work with HRPP to become part of the
solution in helping address labour shortages. HRPP has built a solid reputation in this province as leaders in
human resources consulting and recruitment and Nunacor has made great strides in human resources
management, particularly within our own group of companies. This joint venture provides many positive
benefits, from helping to expand our own capacity to hopefully securing meaningful employment for NCC
— Andy Turnbull, CEO, Nunacor Development Corporation
“I have always valued the importance of building strong business relationships and supporting one another. I
value the support that HRPP can provide to the communities in which we work and giving back and building
those relationships is extremely important to me as a business owner. I look forward to the support that we
can give one another through this partnership and look forward to working together for the benefit of NCC
members throughout Labrador.”
— Jacqui Winter, President , HR Project Partners.
Nunacor Development Corporation was incorporated in 2003 by the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC).
Nunacor’s primary purpose is to develop business opportunities on behalf of NCC and generate sustainable
dividends for reinvestment in NunatuKavut communities. Nunacor strives for revenue growth through
strategic diversification, creating sustainable dividends and meaningful employment opportunities,
positioning Nunacor as a catalyst for employment and creating pride throughout the territory.
Our aim is that the businesses we operate, along with our strategic partnerships, will help increase the
business capacity in our communities by offering products, services, and employment. Our core values of
safety, quality, value, and sustainability work together to make investing in our community possible.
Nunacor is governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by NCC. Continual effort is placed on
governance and strategic planning, while maintaining a deep respect for southern Inuit traditions, elders, and
Nunacor is located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and also has offices in Labrador City, Port Hope Simpson, and
Mary’s Harbour. Nunacor consists of both wholly owned companies as well as strategic partnerships in a
wide range of sectors, such as hospitality, real estate, fisheries, security, engineering, mining services and
About NunatuKavut Community Council
In Inuttitut, NunatuKavut means “Our Ancient Land” and refers to the territory of Inuit who reside primarily
in south and central Labrador. The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is a rights-based governing body
that represents approximately 6,000 NunatuKavut Inuit.
NCC is led by a Governing Council elected by its membership and includes an Elder and a Youth Councillor.
The primary function of NCC is to ensure the land, ice and water rights as well as the titles of its people are
recognized and respected. NCC is also fully present at the grassroots level in communities in its territory,
providing a variety of services to NunatuKavut Inuit living within and outside Labrador.
NCC’s governing vision demonstrates commitment to community and culture, seeking “to govern ourselves,
provide and care for one another, our families and our communities while nurturing our relationship with
our lands and waters.”
NCC is an affiliate of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, a national Indigenous representative body. Its head
office is located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with offices in Labrador City, Cartwright, Charlottetown, Port
Hope Simpson and Mary’s Harbour.
About HR Project Partners Inc.
HR Project Partners (HRPP) was founded in 2013 and is a diverse woman-owned business offering services
within Canada. HRPP provides high quality consulting and recruitment services to assist small- and largesized companies in reaching their goals in Human Resources Management and Employee Relations. Those
services include: recruitment services and provision of contract personnel, retention and strategy support,
policy and procedure development, background checks and HR consulting and retainer support.
HRPP has staff who are certified with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, (CPHR), The
International Personnel Management Association – Canada, (IPMA-Canada) and the Institute of Professional
Management: Registered Professional Recruiters (RPR).
HRPP’s values are built on the foundation of respect, quality, professional conduct, ethics, accountability, and
Chief Executive Officer
Nunacor Development Corporation
HR Project Partners Inc.
When organizers of Small Business Week in Labrador West wanted a key speaker at a “Women in Business” breakfast seminar Jacqui Winter was a perfect choice.
Winter lived 17 years in Labrador West is known for many work facets: Communications, public relations, trainer, human resources management and work in community development and non-profit organizations, to name a few.
Winter eventually left Labrador West, and continued working in many of these fields. Her experience lead her to form a company, which has been growing since its inception.
Winter shares what it takes to be a successful.
“It is important to make connections and to make sure you keep up to date with them.”
She says connections with the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs gave amazing help and provided invaluable guidance and expertise.
She also says it’s important to not be afraid to take risks.
Winter worked as a consultant for about a year and a half beginning in 2014 and rebranded in 2015 to the company that is HR Project Partners today.
Winter told the seminar she went from working at home, to opening an office in St. Johns, to hiring seven full-time staff by 2017 as her business grew. In May of 2019 she opened second office in Labrador City and now has 35 contract employees,
Winter says key advice is ensuring good team support. She once formed a minority partnership which allowed her to grow and offer new business services so she says teamwork can make a difference.
Some participants wondered if there were any unique challenges being a woman in her business. She says bidding with oil and gas companies can be challenging as a small business owner, but she explained that’s when her contacts with NLOWE and the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association proved valuable.
“You have to believe in yourself.”
She said being a woman never held her back, and society today sees the value women bring to the table.
That’s why more women head up companies and corporations, she offers.
Winter has been featured in Atlantic Business Magazine and is a 2019 NLOWE award recipient.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) hosted its 22nd annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, NL. The event celebrates women in business in Newfoundland and Labrador, and seven business owners were awarded and honoured tonight for the positive impacts they’ve made in our province.
Jacqui Winter, owner of HR Project Partners in St. John’s, took home the Momentum Award, sponsored by Husky Energy West White Rose Project. This award recognizes an entrepreneur who has demonstrated significant growth and/or growth potential within a one- to three-year time span, having built a business that is adaptable and apt to successfully leverage opportunities for continued growth. Winter brings over 25 years of experience to HR Project Partners, which is a full suite HR consulting and recruitment company.
“I believe that the quality of service, our honesty and genuine approach, and attitude has helped us to grow,” says Winter. “Living and working our values every day and holding true to those values and keeping a high standard of service is what has helped us to grow and become a successful and respected HR service provider.”
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HR support to grow your business
After a 25-year career as an employee for other companies, Jacqui Winter stepped out on her own in 2013 as a direct contractor under her own business name. By 2015, Jacqui had realigned her business into a professional services firm and renamed it to the brand it is known as today – HR Project Partners (HRPP). She understands the work it takes to get your business off the ground and that there are many challenges and risks associated with making the decision to start a business.
Over the past six years, it has taken a tremendous amount of hard work, perseverance, resilience, teamwork, and dedication to client service for HRPP to be where it is today. Despite an initial slowdown in the industry, HRPP remained focused on its clients in the mining sector. Developing those relationships and building a portfolio has led to serving several of the industry’s major players along with clientele in engineering, construction, oil and gas, as well as small-medium sized businesses and projects that are in start-up phase.
A Growing Team to Offer More
What started as a two-person team has now grown to a team of seven inhouse staff and 30 plus employees who are working at HRPP client locations. To better serve its clients, it also opened a branch office in Labrador City.
HRPP is committed to offering high quality HR consulting and recruitment services to assist companies in reaching their goals. It is their mission to uncomplicate HR issues, and deliver the best possible HR services and solutions to make businesses run smoothly.
The value of HR Support to a Business
No matter what size your business, whether you are just starting or have been in business for years, implementing good HR practices, from employment agreements to policies, is an integral part to ensuring business success. Having a solid HR resource in your company or engaging a reputable firm to support your business on an as-needed basis can save you time and money. From recruiting the right personnel to outlining their compensation and benefits in an agreement, these are the steps you need to consider.
As one of our valued clients, Andrew Sinclair, Founder and CEO, trajectorE stated: “HR Project Partners has worked with our company for a few years now. They have always gone above and beyond our expectations. HRPP has become a trusted partner with us and is always prompt in their responses and confident in helping us with our recruitment needs, as well as being a valuable resource when we need assistance with issues in the field of Human Resources and compliance. When we need an immediate response to an issue, they will go out of their way to contact us immediately to resolve our issue. We appreciate their commitment and look forward to this partnership in the future.”
HRPP is your full-service HR provider offering a suite of HR services all across Canada, including, recruitment, provision of contract personnel, policy and procedure development, background checking, proposal support, and on demand HR Consulting.
HRPP is proud to be a growing business, and proud of its commitment to professional, quality client service.
Jacqui Winter, President
Cell 709-699-0294 | Office 709-221-8800 ext. 1
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