Events: Evolution/Revolution


From as far back as our profession goes, the world of work has been changing. Amidst some areas of gradual evolutionary change, there are, of late, striking revolutionary changes, unveiling new paradigms. With the 4th industrial revolution hurtling toward us, now is the time to glance backwards, while moving forward.

From “Personnel” to “Human Resources” to “People & Culture”; from reporting up through finance to CHROs to CPOs; from people to robots to hybrids; from silos to networks—we’ve called it all, and then some.

For the last 40 years, we at SCNetwork have kept pace with the evolution and revolution of HR. Our programming has graduated from focussing on engagement surveys to advocating design thinking and agility, from analysing performance metrics to championing people analytics, AI, psychological safety and wellbeing at work, and entrepreneurial endeavour.

Today, with over 800 Canada-wide members, 10 corporate sponsors, and programming as diverse as can be, we are proud of what our SCNetwork community has achieved and we’re ready to ride the next HR wave.

We welcome you, as we recognize, honour, and celebrate our successful journey over the past four decades.

Join us for Evolution Revolution and be a part of SCNetwork’s bright future. 


La Maquette (
111 King St. East
Toronto, ON.
M5C 1G6

There is a paid underground parking lot located at Metro on 80 Front St. E. 
Situated in the core of Downtown Toronto, La Maquette is an Art Deco, two story gem. With its gorgeous main floor patio, beautiful upper level and “Cinderella Solarium” facing Toronto’s famous Sculpture garden, this corporate venue is perfect for any event.


12:00 - 12:30 PM: Registration
12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch & Networking
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Panel Discussion - SCNetwork Leading Thought in HR: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Collectively covering a span of 40 years, our panel of thought leaders will share rich experiences of how they’ve strategically influenced HR and the SCNetwork community. Engage in an interactive session about the evolution and revolution of SCNetwork and HR.


Suanne Neilsen

President, SCNetwork
Panel Moderator

Ian Hendry

Past President, SCNetwork
Managing Partner,
Karian & Associates

Kelly Davis

Chief People Officer
Sunwing Travel Group

David Creelman

Creelman Research

Kelly Rubin

Talent & Culture Specialist
2:30 - 2:45 PM:   Break
2:45 – 4:45 PM:

option 1
Cooking with Chef Hemant Kanchan CCC, George Brown College (Optional)

During a 90-minute epicurean activity, small groups will test their culinary prowess in making fun and delicious appetizers, some of which will be served later during our cocktail hour. Will your appetizer be the winner? Come cook with us or just watch us cook. Spaces are limited so email Sohini Bhattacharya to let her know if you want to be an epicurean, today! First come, first served!

2:45 – 4:45 PM:

option 2
Thought leadership workshop - Quick fire sessions with multiple speakers (Optional)

Come ready to participate in a robust interaction with each of our select panel of thought leaders. They will lead you through 30-minute, quick-fire presentations and Q&As about the evolutions and revolutions of the big issues you’re thinking about. Our presenters are:

The World of Work
• David Creelman, CEO at Creelman Research

Human Resources
• Lisa Taylor, President at Challenge Factory

The Role of the CHRO
• Cindy Bush, Chief Human Resources Officer at Cineplex

4:45 - 5:00 PM: Break
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Keynote Speaker -  Kate Davis

A speaker, comedian, writer, mother and actress, Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation and offer creative solutions to defuse the frustrations in the home and workplace. Kate’s generous insight and outspoken character, provides a powerful combination to help organizations empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress and sustaining motivation.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Cocktails and Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM: Dinner & Networking
Registration for Evolution/Revolution is limited. Register now for a guaranteed spot.


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Registration Rates

SCNetwork Members: Free
Non-Members: $125.00 + HST
Join the SCNetwork today for $113.00 + HST and attend this event for free!


If you have any questions whatsoever, please email: Sohini Bhattacharya -



We are at capacity. The organizers of the event would like to draw your attention to some important to-dos:

If you've registered already:

  • Please email Sohini Bhattacharya ( to confirm your attendance by September 5th. In your email, please pick one of the following and specify, if you're:

    • Attending the whole event, including lunch, cocktails & reception, and dinner

    • Attending from lunch until 7 pm

    • Attending cocktails & reception + dinner & networking

    • Attending cocktails & reception only

    • Attending dinner & networking only

  • If, on the 12th, you cannot attend for an unforeseen reason, please email Sohini and let her know, as early as you can!

If you have not registered yet:

  • We will not be conducting on site registrations, as we expect a full house. However, you can leave your contact information at the registration desk, and we will text you in case of last-minute cancellations or no-shows.