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Updated 9 November 2014



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Phillip Day is a human resource professional with a diverse background of military service, teaching and professional leadership. Phillip joined Commissionaires Great Lakes in 2004 as the Manager of Human Resources, bringing with him 27 years of HR experience, now the Director of Support Services.

He has been involved in sports at several levels, coaching minor Lacrosse and Hockey, refereeing Lacrosse up to the Major series in Ontario and as an administrator/organizer.

Phillip served nine years in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Signals Corps. He served on the naval vessel HMS Victory and in Canada and Germany as a radio technician with the army. After rejoining the civilian sector, Phillip worked at Canadian General Electric as an electrical technician and then for a large regional health centre as Director of Human Resources responsible for administering collective agreements for over one thousand employees. Phillip embarked on a second career post-retirement and worked in Beijing with the Canadian Embassy. On his return to Canada, he continued his teaching career, becoming certified to teach English as a second language and has taught as a Professor of Sociology and Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto and community colleges in Ontario.

Phillip is a certified OACETT Industrial Engineering Technician, has a BA in Sociology, is a Certified Human Resource professional, and was the founding member of the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. He has written six college text books in Human Resources Management and authored a 26-year genealogical study of his personal family history. Phillip was awarded the Silver Cross for heroism by Governor General Georges Vanier, the Distinguished Service Medal and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal as well as the General Service Medal for service with NATO in Germany.