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CPHR president Anthony Ariganello named member of the Order of Canada

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January 4, 2024
By Todd Humber

Anthony Ariganello, CEO of CPHR Canada.

Anthony Ariganello has been named a member of the Order of Canada “for advancing national practices and standards in the accounting and human resources professions as a leading financial executive.”

Ariganello, based in Surrey, B.C., is the chief executive officer of the Chartered Professionals of Human Resources (CPHR); president of CPHR British Columbia & Yukon; and is currently president of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).

“We are proud to announce that our esteemed President & CEO Anthony Ariganello is one of the 59 Members to be appointed to the #OrderOfCanada by her Excellency, the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada,” CPHR BC & Yukon said in a statement posted to LinkedIn. “We are grateful for all Tony has done to elevate and influence the HR profession.”

Before moving into the HR realm, Ariganello was president and CEO of Certified General Accountants (CGA) Canada. He also served as the president of Avon Canada.


The Order of Canada is one of the highest honours in the nation. It recognizes people across all sectors of society who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to our nation, the Governor General of Canada said in a press release.

“I greatly value the opportunity to celebrate individuals whose perseverance, ingenuity and community spirit have benefited Canadians throughout the country,” said Governor General Mary Simon.

“As governor general, I have seen first-hand that our communities are rich in both excellence and diversity, which we need to do our utmost to recognize. I encourage each of us to become catalysts for the change we want to see in the Canadian Honours System by nominating individuals whose exceptional accomplishments may have gone unrecognized through the years.”

Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

Ariganello is a graduate of McGill University and holds the following designations: Fellow CPA (Canada), Fellow CGA, Fellow CCA (UK), CGMA (US), CPHR (Canada), SHRM-SCP (US) and ICD.D. He also holds the CPA certificate form the State of Delaware, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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