With nearly 25 years of Human Resources experience, Christina Waite, CHRL, is an important member of the leadership team at Financial Horizons Group. Christina has a track record of creating and implementing cohesive, best in class programs and practices that support an organization’s strategic direction while driving employee engagement and commitment.
Christina has worked in the financial, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing industries and brings this breadth of experience to her role at Financial Horizons Group as Vice-President, Human Resources. She has held management roles at a number of companies. Prior to joining FHG, Christina helped build the Canadian division’s first HR department at Liebherr-Canada Ltd., a heavy equipment manufacturer. Christina joined FHG in 2014.
At FHG, Christina is responsible for overall human resources, payroll, benefits, pension and internal communications for all divisions across Canada, including all human resource acquisition activities. In four years at the company, Christina and her team have established FHG as an employer of choice.
Christina cites her bilingualism as an invaluable asset, enabling her to connect with management and employees across the country. It is through communication that Christina has created trust, respect, and an HR foundation.
Christina has been a recipient of several awards and has earned her designation of Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). Further, she holds many diplomas and certificates, including HR Management from both Humber College and York University. Christina is also certified in Occupational Health and Safety.
Outside of work, Christina was a competitive BMX racer, retiring from racing ranked first, both provincially and nationally, and twelfth in North America. Christina qualified for three world championships (she finished in tenth place at the championship in London, England). Her competitive nature and drive continues to ignite her passion in her work.
In her community, Christina lends a hand by volunteering at her local elementary school as chair of the school council and member of the Parent-Teacher Association. Christina has also spent countless hours volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society, CIBC Run for the Cure, and the United Way.
Christina has been married for over 20 years and has two children. She enjoys being a part of her children’s extra-curricular activities and taking family vacations in warm weather.