Celebrating the outstanding achievements of the country's top employers and HR leaders
TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The winners of the 2019 Canadian HR Awards were revealed last night in front of a record crowd of over 970 HR professionals and business leaders at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.
The Canadian HR Awards is the biggest annual awards event of its kind, celebrating excellence in the HR profession and recognizing the top employers, HR teams and professionals for their outstanding achievements and best practices.
Sponsored by Ultimate Software in partnership with Human Resources Director Canada, the sold-out event featured representatives from nominated and winning firms including HSBC Bank Canada, AstraZeneca Canada, Left, and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
Kin Choi, the Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Civilian) of the Department of National Defence, was awarded the Queen's University IRC Award for Lifetime Achievement for championing better people management in his extensive public service career, including chairmanship of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Meanwhile, Kinaxis CHRO Megan Paterson took home the Human Resources Professionals Association Award (HRPA) for Woman of Distinction.
"HR professionals are vital to the success of their organizations," said Emily Douglas, managing editor of Human Resources Director. "It's wonderful to see their hard work and innovative ideas rewarded on such a special night. I'd like to congratulate this year's hugely diverse range of winners and finalists whose positive impact reflects the very high standard of HR and leadership right across Canada. It's always a pleasure to cheer on the winners as they receive their career-defining awards."
Winner after winner took the stage throughout the evening, telling their stories and sharing the spotlight with their colleagues and peers. Guests were also treated to an unforgettable performance by string quartet Devah, music by Ascension Groove Band, and the comedic stylings of returning host and media personality Jessi Cruickshank.
The winners will be featured in a special awards coverage in the October issue (issue 7.04) of Human Resources Director Canada — giving an in-depth look at the practices of these leading employers and HR champions.
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
The HRD Readers' Choice Award For Best Service Provider (100 Employees or More)
The HRD Readers' Choice Award For Best Service Provider (Fewer Than 100 Employees)
The Leadership Agency
The HRPA Award for Woman Of Distinction
Megan Paterson – Kinaxis
The KPMG in Canada Award for 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
The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture
The University of Waterloo Award for Best Next Generation Employment Innovation
The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness
The Workhuman Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer Than 500 Employees)
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
Best Talent Management Strategy
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
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