We have been retained by organizational leaders and/or their boards to collaborate on a variety of projects in workplaces ranging from 10 - 1,000 employees. The following represents a sample of the kinds of organizations that we have worked with over the years.
What Our Clients Have to Say
Rhonda Daiter, Director of Operations, Ontario Addiction Treatment Centers
In 2009, OATC made a decision to partake in an accredited process through Accreditation Canada. In order for us to successfully meet the requirements of the process, we engaged in the services of Brenda Kinnear, of Kinnear and Associates. Brenda assisted in providing knowledgeable and professional expertise in successfully guiding us through the HR components of the program by helping to develop necessary policies.
We have retained Brenda's services throughout the past 2 years, and without exception, Brenda effectively and continuously assists in many day to day issues that arise affecting our organization. Brenda is always approachable, accessible and accommodating and I would highly recommend Brenda to assist in any organization in need of excellent Human Resources Services. She has been a valuable resource to our company.
Marg O'Neill, Director, Corporate Services, Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch
In 2008 Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Region Branch was involved in the development of a Performance Management System. We engaged the services of Brenda Kinnear to assist us with this task. Brenda provided professional expertise and knowledge to the Senior Management Team and in her work with the staff on this project. Brenda has also provided Human Rights Code training to all of our staff. Brenda is a pleasure to work with – she brings extensive Human Resources knowledge and resources to our agency. She keeps us abreast of up and coming issues and provides tools to assist us. Brenda is always readily available to answer questions and discuss potential issues. She has a warm, approachable manner. We would be happy to recommend Brenda to any potential client.
John Robertson, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Huron Perth Branch
In 2009 Canadian Mental Health Association Huron Perth Branch engaged Brenda Kinnear to update our Human Resources Manual. From our first contact with Brenda she was responsive and receptive to our unique needs and culture. Our key staff were engaged in development of the final document and Brenda turned it into a document unique to our organization. We have been very pleased with the process and product.
Joey Bolic, District Manager, Brighton Best International (Canada) Inc
"Without exception, Brenda has effectively assisted us in resolving our issues in an expedient manner with the utmost attention to detail in a way that has the company's best interest in mind while ensuring processes are respectful of all parties. She instills a sense of confidence in us and we can trust that solutions will be timely, innovative and addressed professionally. Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend Brenda Kinnear to any organization in need of professional human resource expertise."
Megan Allen, Past Executive Director of the Haldimand-Norfolk Community Care Access Centre.
"The Haldimand-Norfolk Community Care Access Centre (HNCCAC) had the privilege of working with Brenda Kinnear on a number of projects. Brenda was an excellent partner and resource to our senior leadership team in thinking through and developing innovative strategies to address a variety of complex strategic and operational H.R. issues. Her expertise and knowledge of current thinking and trends in all facets of Human Resources, has made her both a strategist and a coach. Brenda's expertise in the area of change management was invaluable to our senior team and staff as we prepared to navigate a major change process resulting from the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006. Accessible, timely and sound H.R. consultation, support and direction when we needed it. Brenda was well liked by staff at all levels as a result of her collegial style and values based approach. It has been an absolute pleasure working with such an accomplished professional!"
Joy Freeman, Executive Director, Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services.
In January 2007 Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services was seeking the services of a senior Human Resource Consultant to develop a Performance Management System and to draft a set of innovative and progressive Human Resource Policies and Procedures. We were fortunate enough to have retained the services of Brenda Kinnear of Kinnear & Associates Consulting Inc. Brenda's non-threatening style resulted in good synergy and collaboration with the senior management team and the result was an exceptional competency based performance management system which reflects the unique culture of our organization and a set of H.R. policies and procedures which are relevant, accessible and promote accountability. We were so impressed by Brenda's knowledge and expertise that we have retained her to provide ongoing H.R. consultation and support to our Agency on an outsourced basis. We would unequivocally recommend the services of Brenda Kinnear.
Mark Runciman, CEO Royal Botanical Gardens.
The Royal Botanical Gardens hired Brenda Kinnear to do a Human Resource Audit and to provide Human Resource consulting services for our Company in 2006-2007. We were pleased with the results. Brenda completed the Audit in a timely manner and produced a very thorough and easily readable document. She was professional and knowledgeable at all times. She was always available when we needed questions answered and she answered them quickly and thoroughly. Brenda is an expert in her field. I have no hesitation in recommending Brenda Kinnear for any of your Human Resource needs.
Melany Franklin, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
I have worked with Brenda Kinnear for many years. I have found her to be extremely effective in her role as a human resources consultant. She is practical and diligent in her approach and a great communicator.