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Karen Scribner

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

Karen is the owner of Vista HR Associates Ltd. and offers more than 24 years of Human Resources experience in the public and industrial sectors in northern Alberta and B.C., in union and non-union environments.

Karen’s human resources career began with Alberta Family and Social Services. As the Northwest Region's Personnel Manager, Karen and her department served offices  from Grande Prairie and Barrhead in the south, to Slave Lake and High Level in the north.

To gain private sector experience, Karen moved to Prince George, BC for a Human Resources Coordinator opportunity at Northwood Pulp and Timber Limited’s PG Sawmill. Northwood was purchased by Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor), and a transfer with Canfor allowed Karen to diversify her experience at their Grande Prairie operation, and return to the Grande Prairie area where she was raised.



Most recently Karen was the Executive Director, Human Resources at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) where her accomplishments included:

  • Assisted the Board of Governors in recruiting and selecting the President and C.E.O.
  • Transformed the Human Resources team from an administrative/transactional centre, to a proactive and strategic focus, helping internal clients meet their business needs.
  • Managed the HR challenges associated with the merger of the Fairview campus and expansion to Central Yellowhead, which expanded GPRC from 300 to 500 employees.
  • Lead the development of the ALFA leadership training program
  • Coordinated the implementation of the award-winning Aboriginal Job Shadow program for aboriginal, industry, educational and government community partners.

Ms. Scribner will provide a quality of service and level of commitment that will earn her the pride and respect of
any client.” - (Don Gnatiuk, President and CEO, Grande Prairie Regional College)

I have found Karen to be very knowledgeable and thorough… I feel confident in recommending Karen Scribner for the services her company offers.” - (J. F. Bootle, former Board Chair, Grande Prairie Regional College)

Karen has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, an active member of the Grande Prairie HRIA chapter, and the Secretary of the Swan City Rotary Club.


Vista HR Associates Ltd.