The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce has relaunched the PEI HR Toolkit, an online resource designed to support small and medium sized businesses with their human resources needs. The new website includes mobile-friendly functions, new search and navigation features and new human resources topics and trends.

“PEI’s business community recognizes the challenges of recruiting and retaining employees, yet many small and medium businesses employers often do not have access to in-house human resources management,” said Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce CEO, Penny Walsh-McGuire. “While the HR Toolkit does not replace the important services provided by a human resource professional, it will provide businesses with foundational information to address a broad spectrum of human resource management topics. The new content and design of the website relaunch reflect some of the new human resources trends and provides a more user-friendly experience for employers navigating the site.”

With the PEI HR Toolkit, employers have access to ideas and tips, practical guides, checklists, downloadable and customizable templates, and links to other relevant resources that will help find, keep and develop valued employees. HR topics include employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, and finding employees.

“The PEI HR Toolkit helps small and medium sized businesses support and strengthen our province’s most valuable resource: our people,” said Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Brad Trivers. “By working collaboratively with our business community, we are promoting healthy, safe and positive learning environments for our Island workers.”

The HR Toolkit relaunch was made possible through $55,000 in funding from Skills PEI and in partnership with the Canada-PEI Labour Market Development Agreement.  Employers can access the updated PEI HR Toolkit resources for free by visiting If you have feedback or wish to submit ideas, to the PEI HR Toolkit please email them to

Photo: (L to R) Human resources consultant, Detry Carragher of Carvo Group and Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce CEO, Penny Walsh-McGuire joined by Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Brad Trivers