First-time Atlantic Canada awards celebrate HR

By Asha Tomlinson and David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2002

Forget the Academy Awards, this was even more exciting, Claudette Hammock says about the inaugural Atlantic Canada Human Resources Awards (ACHRA) gala. The event, held in June, recognized outstanding HR leadership and innovation in Atlantic Canada.

“We had a big screen focused on the winner, it was special and you got that feeling from start to finish…people were feeling proud of who they are and what they do,” says Hammock, ACHRA co-chair. “Everybody was talking HR while sipping wine and listening to jazz.”

More than 250 people from across the Atlantic region attended the event established by the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia. Four awards were given out in the categories of HR innovation, strategic partnership, excellence in HR and new HR leader. There were a total of 34 nominations representing the region’s four provinces, and nominees included large and small businesses in both the private and public sectors.