Canadian HR Awards finalists revealed

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Leaders in human resources – from the who’s who of Corporate Canada to the individual directors reshaping human resources – form the list of finalists for the inaugural Canadian HR Awards, a national celebration of excellence in people management.

Those finalists, drawn from across the country, will vie for awards in 16 categories, with the big reveal coming at gala ceremony on November 7 at Toronto's Liberty Grand.

“Whittling down the hundreds of nominations the industry has offered up has been challenging, but the response speaks to the strides HR has made over the last decade,” said Tim Duce, president and CEO for KMI Publishing and Events, the organizers of the awards. “It’s our honour to host this celebration of excellence.”

KMI – the people behind Canada’s HRM Online and HRD magazine – brings an HR-centric awards gala to the market, having already played host to a national award show in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region for 12 years.

With 16 organizational and individual categories, as well as a “Lifetime Achievement In The HR Industry” presentation, the awards have been designed to ensure national recognition not only for individual HR professionals but also the broader human resources teams at both large and small organizations. Industry consultants and service providers will also be recognized.

 
Below are the list of finalists for this year's Canadian HR Awards:

THE KPMG AWARD FOR CANADIAN HR LEADER OF THE YEAR
David Heather, Cisco Canada
Krista-Lee Walters, TravelBrands Inc.
Jennifer Vantuil,  Platinum Investments               
Jon Beatty , Rocky Mountain Equipment Co        
Rosa Franzese, Navantis
 
THE AIRD AND BERLIS AWARD FOR HR CHAMPION - CEO OF THE YEAR
David Allen, CAO, The City of Courtenay
Debby Carreau, CEO, Founder, Inspired HR Ltd.
Guy Labine , Science North
Jan Varner, United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area       
Jean-René Halde, President & CEO, Business Development Bank of Canada        
Mike Schmalz, President, Digital Extremes          
Peter Aceto, CEO, Tangerine     
Rosemary McCarney, CEO, Plan Canada
 
THE HALOGEN SOFTWARE AWARD FOR CANADIAN HR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Blue Mountain Resorts LTD, Human Resources Team
Camoplast Solideal, Global HR Team
Digital Extremes, HR Team
Platinum Investments,  HR Team
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, HR team
XNL HR , Summer Staffing Team, Canadian National Exhibition
 
MOST EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT STRATEGY
Bell Canada
Hydro Ottawa
Northern Health
XNL HR
 
CANADIAN HR RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
Alan Richardson , RBC   
Alice Lesmana, Sunrise Poultry/Farms
Angie Poulsen, First Credit Union            
Athena Dimaras , Sherrard Kuzz LLP                                                 
Brett VanderHoek, CHRP, Tolko Industries
Delynn Eide , Kiewit       
Fiona Ho, Fortinet Technologies (Canada) Inc.   
Katie Grinton, St. Michael's Hospital       
Michelle Sampson, Qualtech Seating Systems a division of Magna Seating       

THE VENNGO AWARD FOR BEST EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY
Achievers Solutions Inc
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Great Little Box Company Ltd.
Great Wolf Lodge
Hughes Petroleum Ltd.
International Fitness Holdings Inc.
St. Michael's Hospital
 
BEST EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION
Bruce Power
EllisDon Corporation
McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited
Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
University of Toronto

THE BANYAN WORK HEALTH SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR BEST CHANGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
BlueShore Financial
TeraGo Networks
University Health Network
 
BEST HEALTH & WELLNESS STRATEGY
City of Edmonton
Co-operators Life Insurance
County of Wellington
Interior Health & Northern Health
Science North
TeraGo Networks
Town of Newmarket
Vancouver Police Department

BEST HR COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
BlueShore Financial
BP Canada Energy Group ULC
County of Wellington
Human Resources Network Society
Hydro Ottawa
Tata Consultancy Services Canada Inc. (TCS Canada Inc)
 
THE ACCLAIM ABILITY MANAGEMENT AWARD FOR BEST HR STRATEGIC PLAN
All Weather Windows Human Capital Department
BC Transit
Great Wolf Lodge
RBC Career Launch Team
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
 
THE READERS CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDER
Adecco
Global Knowledge Canada
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
Predictive Success Corporation
SuccessFactors: An SAP Company
SunLife Financial

BEST LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
Assurant Solutions
Bell Canada
Ceridian Canada Ltd.
EllisDon Corporation
Halogen Software
L'Oréal Canada Inc.
 
THE COTTON CANDY AWARD FOR BEST REWARD & RECOGNITION STRATEGY
Achievers Solutions Inc
CompuVision Systems Inc.
Great Little Box Company Ltd.
Island Savings
Nisga'a Lisims Government
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
 
THE BLUE LIME ENTERPRISE INC. AWARD FOR BEST TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Cossette Communications
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
imason Inc
Halogen Software
Kruger Products
Navantis

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
CompuVision Systems Inc.
Pareto Logic
PT Health
Rocky Mountain Equipment
Tata Consultancy Services Canada Inc. (TCS Canada Inc)

For more information on the Canadian HR
 Awards, click HERE.  
 

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