Bonnie O’Keefe

Bonnie O’Keefe


Bonnie is located near Carleton Place, Ontario

About Bonnie

Bonnie attained her professional Human Resource designations through academic training, personal attributes and achievements, The Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation under the Ontario Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is the highest designation recognizing high-impact leaders within the HR profession. Bonnie also holds the designation of Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) under the CEBS program recognized as a specialist working with pension plans, government sponsored plans and management of plan assets.

Bonnie brings 30+ years of Human Resources expertise from a complex unionized environment with 15 years in a senior management role. Bonnie has experience in all aspects of Human Resources and Labour Relations including grievance management, negotiations, dispute resolution, recruitment, job evaluation, compensation, group benefits, pensions, employee training and development. Bonnie also brings HR system implementation expertise and has experience in conducting functional assessments to identify efficiencies and realign the HR program, function or system to the business strategy.

Career Experiences

Before joining the Delfi Group in 2014, Bonnie had a distinguished Human Resources career (30+ years) in the National Office of the largest public service union in Canada, culminating in the role of Human Resources Director. She had a rich and varied professional experience being the senior HR person with a unionized employer that focused on the bargaining rights and agreements of hundreds of thousands of bargaining unit members.. She has extensive employee and labour relations experience under provincial and federal jurisdictions and while leading a multi-disciplinary team she continued practicing the tools of her HR trade in job evaluation, compensation management, HRIS implementation, pay equity, pension, benefits and staffing.


Security Clearance: Federal Government Level II (Secret)

Valid until 10/2024

Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) (2013)

A speciality designation under the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) program focusing on all aspects of retirement plans.

Certified Human Resource Executive (CHRE) (formerly SHRP) (2010).

The highest designation recognizing high-impact leaders within the HR profession.

Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) (formerly CHRP) (1994).

Nationally recognized level of achievement within the field of human resources.

Human Resource Professionals Association Ottawa

International Foundation of Employee Pension and Benefits

Human Resources Management

Algonquin College - Ottawa

Service Specialties

  • Labour Relations, Collective Bargaining, grievance and arbitration management including collective agreement analysis, interpretation and implementation
  • HR Consulting projects, specifically related to staffing, position descriptions, job evaluation compensation, benefits and pension-related projects
  • Leadership coaching and guidance pertaining to leading in unionized and non-unionized work environments
  • Profiles International Assessment tools related to Talent Acquisition and Talent Management

Client Testimonials

I recently had the opportunity to work with Bonnie on a benefits project for our company. In a word, she is outstanding! Bonnie’s knowledge and expertise in benefit programs is incredible. I found her extremely easy to work and communicate with. Her work is impeccable and thorough. I would very much recommend Bonnie to anyone who is has issues or challenges with their benefits plans and is looking for the ultimate in benefits resources

Dan Mellen
Dan Mellen
General Manager at KI Pembroke LP

Bonnie O’Keefe is a HR professional that not only understands our business but is able to anticipate our needs. Her advice and guidance is always fair and equitable. Initially, I had contacted Bonnie to implement a classification review of our staff job descriptions, then we had an urgent staffing need. Bonnie quickly and efficiently assisted us to have a highly skilled temp resource in place within a week. She provided all the tools, advice, and support to get our association back on track and did it in a calm, empathetic, and reassuring manner. I highly recommend Bonnie O’Keefe and the Delfi Group for all your HR needs.

Kim Coles Executive Director / Directrice Générale
Kim Coles Executive Director / Directrice Générale
The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers; L"Association Professsionnelle Des Agents Du Service Exterieur