2019 Canadian HR Awards winners announced

The Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of the country's top employers and HR leaders

2019 Canadian HR Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Canadian HR Awards were announced last night in front of 950 of the country’s top HR leaders at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.

Twenty-five high-profile awards were presented throughout the night to the most outstanding HR professionals, companies and teams from across the nation.

Comedic media personality Jessi Cruickshank returned as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, while string quartet Devah and Ascension Groove Band provided live music entertainment.

Computer networking leader BlueCat took home the prestigious Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture, while Canada’s largest regional carrier Jazz Aviation won the Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.

Another major highlight was Kin Choi, the Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Civilian) of the Department of National Defence, being awarded the Queen’s University IRC Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Other major individual prizes such as the KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO) was awarded to Lynn Oldfield of AIG Canada, while the Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year was awarded to Cathie Brow of Revera.

HRD would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, as well as thank event partner Ultimate Software and the award sponsors for their support.

The full list of winners and finalists are available on www.hrawards.ca.

And the winners are…

The Queen's University IRC Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry

Kin Choi - Department of National Defence

The Accompass Award for Canadian HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More)

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

The ADP Canada Award for HR Rising Star of the Year

Jenn Rooney - Stackpole International

The Dentsu Aegis Network Award for Best HR Communication Strategy

Mattamy Homes

The HRPA Award for Woman of Distinction

Megan Paterson – Kinaxis

The KPMG in Canada Award for Canadian HR Champion (CEO)

Lynn Oldfield - AIG Canada

The Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year

Cathie Brow – Revera

The MaxSys Staffing & Consulting Award for Most Effective Recruitment Strategy

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

The Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

Jazz Aviation LP

The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy

CAA Club Group of Companies

The TalentEgg Award for Best Employer Branding

Left

The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture

BlueCat

The University of Waterloo Award for Best Next Generation Employment Innovation

IBM Canada

The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness

Stikeman Elliott

The Workhuman Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy

AstraZeneca Canada

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer Than 500 Employees)

Carfax Canada

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance or Insurance)

HSBC Bank Canada

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail or Hospitality)

Best Buy Canada

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

Cisco Systems Canada Co.

Most Innovative Use of HR Technology

Hydro Ottawa

Best Talent Management Strategy

Purolator Inc.

Labour & Employment Law Boutique of the Year

Rubin Thomlinson LLP

The Canadian HR Reporter Award for Best Labour & Employment Lawyer (Within a Practice)

Tim Lawson - McCarthy Tetrault LLP

The HRD Readers’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider (100 Employees or More)

League Inc.

The HRD Readers’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider (Fewer Than 100 Employees)

The Leadership Agency

 

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