Canadian Investment Awards Recognizing Excellence

    2008 Awards Launch: Calling for submissions for seven specialty awards

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investment Awards, Canada's premier
awards program, recognizing excellence in the financial services industry,
announced today the call for submissions for 7 specialty awards. These awards
are voted upon by senior juries and are chosen from submissions by
organizations within the industry. Winners are chosen based on rigorous
criteria and are considered to be leaders in the industry.
    "This is an opportunity to showcase exciting and important initiatives,"
says Sabine Steinbrecher, President, Canadian Investment Awards Inc.
"Increasingly consumers look for the winner logo when making investment
decisions," continued Steinbrecher. "It is a tremendous honour to win and we
are seeing more and more organizations rewarded for their commitment to
innovation and performance"

      -  Best New Initiative - Sponsored by Informco
      -  Best Use of Technology - Sponsored by VAULT Solutions Inc.
      -  Investor Education Award - Sponsored by the Investment Funds
         Institute of Canada
      -  Advisor Education Award - Sponsored by Learning Library Inc.
      -  Imagine Canada Corporate Citizenship Award
      -  Canadian Investment Marketing Awards
      -  Green Company Awards - (submission period TBD)


    Complete award and submission information is available at

    Submit before September 30th, 2008.


    A few make tremendous contributions that need to be recognized.

    Email to nominate the individual you
think deserves to be honoured for the Career Achievement and Person of
Influence of the Year Awards


    This year, the tradition continues as the winners will be announced at the
Canadian Investment Awards Gala held on Wednesday, December 3rd at the
Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Early bird tickets are on sale until October


    Platinum: CGI / Morningstar

    Gold: Canadian Business / MoneySense

    Silver: Fundata Canada Inc. / Informco / Investment Executive / Learning
    Library Inc. / Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

    Strategic Partners: CCR Solutions / Imagine Canada / Kaleidoscope
    Marketing and Communications / Prestige Glass International Inc. / VAULT
    Solutions / YMCA Investment in Values

    Partners: Broadridge / Bullfrog Power / Business News Network /
    CNW Group / Elemente Magazine / Investment Fund Institute of Canada /
    Matrix Search Group / RPM Technologies / Tiffany & Co. / Vincor Canada

    About the Canadian Investment Awards

    The Canadian Investment Awards and Gala recognizes leading investment
products and firms illustrating an enduring commitment to excellence within
the Canadian financial services industry overall. It is the only time each
year in Canada, that the industry, investors and advisors come together to
select top performers. The event attracts over 650 guests annually and
represents the year long work of over 30 firms, 40 senior analysts and expert
jury members researching and ranking 50 categories and is supported by over 25
principal sponsors.
    The unusual nature of this collaborative structure provides an unbiased
and objective outcome that is completely unique to these awards and to Canada.
No other analysis process, nor any other resource, provides this broad
industry representation via "collaborative results" and the top performers
have become a valuable annual reference guide for Canadian investors and
    This is the event of the season celebrating financial service excellence.
"Early bird" tickets are available prior to October 15th, 2008. For more
information about the Canadian Investment Awards, and how to purchase your
"early bird" tickets, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Sabine Steinbrecher, Canadian
Investment Awards Inc., Tel: (416) 703-8674 x 229, Email:; Kate Taylor, Kaleidoscope Marketing and
Communications, Tel: (416) 271-9078, Email:

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