The winners of the 2019 Canadian HR Awards were announced last night in front of 950 of the country’s top HR leaders at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.
Twenty-five awards were presented to the most outstanding HR professionals, companies and teams from across Canada.
Tim Lawson of McCarthy Tétrault took home the Canadian HR Reporter Award for Best Labour & Employment Lawyer (Within a Practice).
Computer networking leader BlueCat took home the Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture, while Canada’s largest regional carrier, Jazz Aviation, won the Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.
Another major highlight was Kin Choi, the Assistant Deputy Minister (human resources – civilian) of the Department of National Defence, being awarded the Queen’s University IRC Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Other major individual prizes included the KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO), awarded to Lynn Oldfield of AIG Canada, and the Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year, awarded to Cathie Brow of Revera.
The full list of winners and finalists are available on www.hrawards.ca.
2019 Canadian HR Awards winners
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 HRPA Award for Woman of Distinction
The KPMG in Canada Award for Canadian HR Champion (CEO)
- Lynn Oldfield - AIG Canada
The Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year
The MaxSys Staffing & Consulting Award for Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
- The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
The Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
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)
Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail or Hospitality)
Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
Most Innovative Use of HR Technology
Best Talent Management Strategy
Labour & Employment Law Boutique of the Year
The Canadian HR Reporter Award for Best Labour & Employment Lawyer (Within a Practice)
- Tim Lawson - McCarthy Tétrault
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)
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