Third annual HR Summit Awards celebrate the best in Canadian HR
TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - The Human Resources Professionals Association
(HRPA) and the Canadian HR Reporter hosted its third annual HR Summit Awards last night at a gala awards
presentation at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
This year's winners include:
Toronto Star HR Professional of the Year Award
Ruth Brothers, CHRP, SHRP
Ruth Brothers is a senior HR executive with experience leading HR
strategy development, organizational design, teambuilding and
succession planning in a variety of industries. She has served as
Vice-president of Human Resources with Teva Canada, CAE Inc., General
Electric, and a Division of Nabisco Ltd.
Right Management HR Academic of the Year Award
Dr. Andrew Templer, CHRP, University of Windsor
Dr. Andrew Templer is Professor of Management at the University of
Windsor. He has published over 100 academic papers and is currently the
general editor of the Pearson Education Human Resource Series, Chair of
the Human Resources Research Institute's Peer Review Sub-Committee.
Rogers Communications Innovation in Total Rewards Award
Reid Lewis, ConAgra Foods
Reid Lewis is Vice-president of Human Resources for ConAgra Foods
Canada, a role he assumed in 2008 after leading the firm's global R&D,
Marketing and Sales portfolio. As a 15-year HR veteran, Reid has worked
in several different organizations including the University of Toronto,
Il Fornello, The Building Box and Reno Depot.
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Corporate Governance and Strategic
Dr. Chris Bart, McMaster University, Degroote School of Business
Dr. Chris Bart is Founder, Principal and Lead Professor of The Directors
College at McMaster University and a leading authority on
organizational mission and vision statements. He authored the Canadian
business leadership best seller, "A Tale of Two Employees and the Person Who Wanted to Lead Them".
Workopolis Innovation in Employment Branding Award
Trillium Health Centre
Trillium Health Centre launched the hospital's People Promise campaign
as a catalyst to drive their recruitment, retention and engagement
strategies. This initiative effectively promotes Trillium's Employee
Value Proposition, helps employees understand the organization's people
investment, and has contributed to outstanding engagement, retention
and vacancy rates.
Carswell HR Rising Star Award
Melissa Gare, CHRP Lanxess Inc.
Melissa Gare is an HR Business Partner at LANXESS Inc. where she is
training for the role of Labour Relations Manager. She earned her CHRP
in 2008, is a recipient of HRPA's Ross A. Hennigar Memorial Award and
serves as president of HRPA's Sarnia & District chapter.
HR Challenge Award
Heidi Flynn, CHRP, Accucaps Industries Limited, Strathroy Operations
As Senior HR Business Partner at Accucaps, Soft Gel/Pharmaceutical,
Heidi Flynn's focus is on being a change-agent for organizations
working through product and cultural changes. She recently led a
business plan to close a company employing over 130 staff. Heidi
worked to create unique outplacement programming for the employees to
help the transition during a difficult time.
Overall Talent Management Award
Michelle Manglal-Lan, Siemens Canada Limited
Michelle Manglal-Lan has spent the last 14 years focusing on integrating
people strategy into overall organizational objectives and producing
strong employee engagement and business results. She has been
consulting for the past two years for clients including Adlib Software,
City Buick, LoyaltyOne and Siemens Canada.
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
The Home Depot Canada
The Home Depot Canada has transformed the company's HR function from a
transaction-based model to one that aligns with business priorities
that focus on corporate social responsibility.
Grand & Toy Employer Champion of IEP Award
St. Michael's Hospital
As a major teaching and research hospital with expertise in diverse
areas of health care, St. Michaels is a diversity leader. St. Michael's
has launched an innovative post-hire program, Building Employer Capacity for Effective Integration and Retention of
Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs), that includes transition, mentorship, education and integration
"These 2011 HR Summit Award winners are all examples of the power
effective human resources strategies can have on Canadian
organizations. Congratulations to you all," said Bill Greenhalgh, HRPA
About the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is Canada's HR
thought leader with more than 19,000 members in 28 chapters across
Ontario. It connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR
information resources, events, professional development and networking
opportunities and annually hosts the world's second largest HR
conference. In Ontario, HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources
Professional (CHRP) designation, the national standard for excellence
in human resources management and the Senior Human Resources
Professional (SHRP) designation, reserved for high-impact HR leaders. www.hrpa.ca
SOURCE Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
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Duff McCutcheon, Communications Specialist
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