Fourth annual HR Summit Awards celebrate the best in Canadian HR
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Human Resources Professionals
Association (HRPA) and the Canadian HR Reporter hosted its 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
The Employers' Choice Inc.
Bonni Titgemeyer is the Managing Director of The Employers' Choice Inc.
and consults in the total compensation arena. She is a well-known HR
connector and initiated the eolist.com network and blogsite. She is the
past president of HRPA Peel Chapter— a two-time winner of the Chapter
of Excellence award.
Canadian HR Reporter - HR Rising Star Award
Kimberley Killens, CHRP
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre/ South Huron Hospital
Kim Killens is the Director of Human Resources for the South Huron
Hospital Association and the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre.
She earned the CHRP in 2010. Kim leads both organizations in all
aspects of HR, focusing on employee development and relationship
Innovation in Employment Branding Award
Talent Strategy and Acquisition team - Rogers Communications
Rogers is Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable
television, high-speed Internet and telephone services. Through Rogers
Media it is also engaged in radio and television broadcasting,
televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports
Innovation in Total Rewards Award
HR Team - Longo's
Longo's is a family owned and operated grocery retail business that
provides customers with the best fresh food experience
possible. Longo's has grown rapidly over the past five years and the
firm's HR team has guided this growth with long-term sustainable people
strategies focused on team member engagement.
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
City of Sarnia
Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley has championed civil liberties, security and
environmental issues and has been an advocate on many other social and
economic issues. Mayor Bradley has been awarded the Queen's Jubilee
Medal and has received numerous awards for his community service and
advocacy for disabled and intellectually challenged people.
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex - Corporate Governance and Strategic
HRaid Collaboration Initiative - Human Resources and Skills Development
HRaid is an interdepartmental collaboration of five federal government
departments/agencies that established the virtual Project Collaboration
Space and Portfolio Management and Project Management Tool. The tool
enables effective governance, collaboration and transparency to align,
integrate and deliver common HR solutions for the Government of Canada.
Right Management - Overall Talent Management Award
Corporate Human Resources - TD Bank Group
TD Bank Group is the sixth largest bank in North America, growing from
47,000 employees to over 85,000 employees in five years. This rapid
expansion was a strong impetus for building a strategic, integrated
talent management approach to keep pace with TD's business strategy to
"Be the Better Bank".
HR Academic of the Year Award
Dr. Margaret Yap
Margaret Yap is Associate Professor in Human Resources Management at the
Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Her research
interests are in the area of diversity and equity in organizations and
human resource management in the global economy. She teaches both
undergraduate and graduate courses in human resources management.
Employer Champion of IEP Award
IEN/ESL Nurse Integration Project Team - Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of six unique hospitals and a
cancer centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and
Central South and Central West Ontario. Each of the hospitals has
specific areas of expertise and together, Hamilton Health Sciences is
one of the most comprehensive health care systems in Canada.
HR Challenge Award
Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation
Josephine DesLauriers, CHRP, is the vice president of human resources
for Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, an organization that employs
5,400 employees across the province and owns and operates care and
retirement homes and independent living facilities. She is responsible
for Leisureworld's people strategy including succession planning,
employee relations, compensation, benefits, and training and
"Once again we find many HR professionals guiding their organizations
through uncertain economic times, while continuing to advance core
values of leadership, innovation and integrity," said HRPA CEO Bill
Greenhalgh. "The 2012 HR Summit Award winners exemplify this commitment
to professionalism in our field, while providing vital strategic input
in their respective industries. Congratulations to the winners."
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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