The industry's best and brightest will be celebrated at a lavish black-tie event BY HRD 08 Aug 2017 Share The HR community has spoken. After receiving thousands of nominations over several months, HRD Canada can reveal the first finalists for the upcoming Canadian HR Awards, brought to you by Ultimate Software. Further finalists will be announced on Wednesday. Just one question remains: who will win? All will be revealed at Toronto’s Liberty Grand on September 14, at a lavish black-tie awards ceremony attended by more than 600 HR professionals, and hosted by TV personality Ben Mulroney. Tickets are available now. As well being a celebration of the best and brightest in Canadian HR, the Broadway-themed event will also feature a glamorous afterparty and charity auction in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE AWARD FOR BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE Actionable.co Empire Communities Lotek Wireless Lumenix MD Financial Management Inc. Scalar Decisions Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario Uberflip WilsonHCG THE ADP CANADA AWARD FOR CANADIAN HR RISING STAR OF THE YEAR Christina Juneja, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Diana Trasolini, Paladin Security Group Elise Elliott, Colliers International Emily Dunphy, Wolseley Canada Izzie Egan, BLANKSLATE Partners Jabeen Boga, Stantec Consulting Inc./Ashton College Margaret McBeath, Amec Foster Wheeler Nuclear Canada Marie Josee Normand, Solertia Consulting Group Starleeta Brown, Centennial College Alumni Association, Centennial College, and Glen Corporation THE ACCOMPASS AWARD FOR HR TEAM OF THE YEAR (500 EMPLOYEES OR MORE IN CANADA) Bank of Canada BCLC Coastal Community Credit Union Corus Entertainment DIALOG Ingram Micro Canada Ipsos Limited Partnership Jazz Aviation LP Michael Garron Hospital | Toronto East Health Network Nando's Canada Niagara Casinos Ubisoft Toronto THE AWARD FOR CANADIAN HR TEAM OF THE YEAR (FEWER THAN 500 EMPLOYEES IN CANADA) ACL ENERCON Canada Inc. Fairmont Winnipeg KLF Media Inc. KUBRA Lumenix Nexonia/Tallie Pelmorex Media The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd. Vancouver Film School THE GLOBOFORCE AWARD FOR BEST REWARD & RECOGNITION STRATEGY BlackBerry Limited FCT IndustryBuilt O2E brands Online Business Systems Points International Ltd. The Minto Group THE AIRD & BERLIS LLP AWARD FOR CANADIAN HR CHAMPION (CEO) Carol Leaman, Chief Executive Officer - Axonify David Pilz, CEO - IndustryBuilt Software Inc. Glenn Attridge, President - Attridge Transportation Inc. Karim Mamdani, President and CEO - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences Laurie Schultz, President and CEO - ACL Randy Frisch, President & CMO - Uberflip Rick Watkin, President and CEO - KUBRA Robert Gialloreto, President & CEO - Consumer Protection BC THE TALENTEGG AWARD FOR BEST EMPLOYER BRANDING City of Mississauga Douglas College Mattamy Homes Royal Bank of Canada Sparkrock TD Bank Group - Campus Tungsten Revenue Consultants World Vision Canada THE VENNGO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR FINANCIAL, PHYSICAL & MENTAL WELLNESS BlackBerry Limited CAA Club Group (CCG) PointClickCare Sklar Wilton & Associates Sun Life Financial Traction On Demand Vancouver Airport Authority Fibernetics THE KPMG IN CANADA AWARD FOR CANADIAN HR LEADER OF THE YEAR Kathy Enros, Vice President, Talent - ACL Gordana Terkalas, Vice President, Human Resources - Aecon Group Inc. Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice President, People and Culture - Air Canada Alexis Corbett, Managing Director of HR and CHRO - Bank of Canada Ben Bazinet, Vice President, Human Resources - Horizon North Logistics Inc. Anna Crane, Director, HR - Lumenix Jerry Gratton, VP, People & Culture - O2E brands Jennifer Vantuil, Director of Human Resources - Platinum Investments Ltd Cheryl Stargratt, Chief People Officer - Tangerine Krista-Lee Walters, HR Business Leader - The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators Tanya Wick, VP, Corporate Services - Tolko Industries Ltd. Yee Makowich, Talent Director - Vision 7 THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO AWARD FOR NEXT GENERATION EMPLOYMENT INNOVATION OF THE YEAR Bell Canada BlueCat Colliers International Hydro Ottawa Royal Bank of Canada - Wealth Management (RBC Wealth Management) Ultimate Software Canada Inc. Related stories: Gala details announced for Canadian HR Awards Winners of the 2016 HR Awards revealed Want the latest HR news direct to your inbox? Sign up for HRD Canada's daily newsletter. You've reached your limit - Register for free now for unlimited access To read the full story, just register for free now - GET STARTED HERE Already subscribed? Log in below LOGIN Remember me Forgot password?