Cenera Celebrates 24 Years

December is a natural time to reflect on what was and anticipate what will be.

This December, as we approach the end of a year unlike any other, Cenera is celebrating 24 years in business. Since our humble beginnings, we have come a long way and have witnessed a lot of change – both within our firm and throughout the industry. We’ve learned that being a small business in Alberta requires a great deal of resilience, grit and determination. But above all else, our success is really about our people.

The Cenera Story

In 1996, three professionals left partnerships in a major consulting / accounting firm and invested their life savings and energies into Canadian Career Partners. Those founding Partners were Clive MacRaild, Gary Agnew and Bruce Green. In 1998, the partnership expanded to include Debra Johnstone and Jerry Stilson, and in 2001, after continued business success, Bruce Wade joined the leadership team.

In 2004, as a result of business growth and the acquisition of a privacy consulting firm, Canadian Career Partners became Cenera, a name born out of the Esperanto language meaning to link. “Cenera’s vision has always been to link with our clients to create solutions,” said founding Partner, Gary Agnew, when asked about the name.

Cenera has grown in stature to become a trusted advisor to organizations in Calgary and Western Canada needing human resources and business support. The new generation of Partners includes Jennifer Doiron, Joan Dunlop, Rick Klumpenhouwer, Glenn Tibbles and Pam Corbett. Cenera also works closely with Career Partners International, a member-owned alliance formed in 1978 that has over 140 offices around the world.

Thank You to Our Employees

Over the years, the Cenera family has grown from a small group of professionals to a best-in-class team of employees. We truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. Without our committed employees, we would not be the firm we are today. You are essential to our success and our clients’ success, and we are infinitely grateful for your dedication and contributions.

Thank You to Our Clients

One of our greatest benchmarks is the high repeat business we receive from our existing client base. We know you choose Cenera based on integrity, responsiveness, high quality of service and the establishment of trusting relationships. It has been an honour and privilege to work with such high calibre business leaders and professionals over the years. Our goal has been, and always will be, to support you in achieving and exceeding your business objectives. Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in us.

As we look ahead to 2021, we thank those who included Cenera in their business story over the past 24 years and look forward to successful partnerships in the future. Wishing all of you the happiest and safest holiday seasons. Take care and stay safe in these uncertain times.

With sincere gratitude and appreciation,

Your friends at Cenera 

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About the Author:

With a deep belief in the proven expertise and future potential she sees in each, Pam Corbett helps her clients move through successful career transitions with a practical and thoughtful approach. A partner with Cenera, Pam is also the principal liaison with Career Partners International. Her business acumen and leadership make her a trusted resource to the many organizations she serves. Pam has worked in both private and public sectors with a focus on healthcare, oil and gas and not-for-profit industries, and assists organizations with strategic planning and policy development initiatives. She delivers insight and solutions in all areas of talent management, from competency management implementations to teambuilding to employee reduction strategies. Pam has a dedication to community investment and is a three-time recipient of the YWCA’s “Volunteer of the Year” award. She currently serves on the board of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. Pam earned a BA from the University of Alberta, is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), and holds a certificate in financial planning. She is a member of CPHR Alberta.
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