Hundreds of Canada’s best and brightest gathered for the event but only a select few could walk away with an award. BY Nicola Middlemiss 15 Sep 2016 Share Mor e than 500 of Canada’s most eminent HR professionals gathered Thursday evening to celebrate excellence in the industry but while all proved themselves as leaders in the field, only a select few could walk away with an award. “The entries have been of an incredibly high calibre this year and I know the judges have deliberated long and hard,” said Tim Duce, CEO of KMI Publishing and Events – the company which organizes the annual industry gala. “It’s humbling to see the incredible innovation that’s happening in Canadian workplaces and I hope everyone here is proud of what they have achieved,” he added. The gala evening saw 20 awards handed out at Toronto’s historic Liberty Grand – the full list of worthy winners is below. The Cotton Candy Total Rewards Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy CAA South Central Ontairo The HRD Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Industry Service Provider Nudge Rewards The Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Island Health The Minacs Award for Best Internal Communication Strategy Loblaw Companies Limited The IBM Kenexa Gherson Award for Most Innovative Use of HR Technology Tata Consultancy Services Canada Inc. The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture Freshii The Optimity Award for Best Employer Branding Woodbine Entertainment Group The Beyond Boardrooms Award for Best Employee Engagement Strategy Colliers International The Kit Care Corporation Award for Canadian HR Rising Star of the Year Kathleen Teixeira – Talent acquisition manager, OLG The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness LoyaltyOne The SAP Successfactors Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry Les Dakens The DDI Canada Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy City of Vaughan The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Initiative of the Year Royal Bank of Canada The HRM Online Award for External HR Consultancy Of The Year The Roundtable The Award for HR Team of the Year (Fewer than 500 Employees in Canada) SPIN VFX The TWC International Executive Search Limited Award for Best Talent Management Strategy TD Bank The Maxsys Staffing & Consulting Award for Most Effective Recruitment Strategy Traction on Demand The Aird & Berlis LLP Award for Canadian HR Champion, CEO of the Year Brian Scudamore – Founder & CEO, O2E Brands The Accompass Award for HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More in Canada) Enercare The KPMG Award For Canadian HR Leader of the Year Naomi Titleman – VP of HR, American Express Canada 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?