Winners of 2012 Summit Awards announced

10 awards handed out at the fourth annual HR Summit Awards, including HR Professional of the Year and the Canadian HR Reporter Rising Star Award
||Last Updated: 02/07/2012

HR professionals from across the country gathered in Toronto on Jan. 31 to honour the best in the profession at the 2012 HR Summit Awards, presented by Canadian HR Reporter and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Here’s a list of the winners for 2012:

Canadian HR Reporter - HR Rising Star Award

Kimberley Killens
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre/ South Huron Hospital Association

Kim Killens is the director of HR for the South Huron Hospital Association and the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre. She leads both organizations in all aspects of HR, focusing on employee development and relationship building.

Toronto Star - HR Professional of the Year Award

Bonni Titgemeyer
The Employers' Choice Inc.

Bonni Titgemeyer is the managing director of The Employers' Choice Inc. and consults in the total compensation arena. She is a well-known HR connector and initiated the network and blogsite. She is the past president of HRPA Peel Chapter — a two-time winner of the Chapter of Excellence award.

Innovation in Employment Branding Award

Talent Strategy and Acquisition team - Rogers Communications

Rogers is a provider of wireless voice and data communications services along with cable television, high-speed Internet and telephone services. Through Rogers Media it is also engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment.

Innovation in Total Rewards Award

HR Team - Longo's

Longo's is a family owned and operated grocery retail business. Longo's has grown rapidly over the past five years and the firm's HR team has guided this growth with long-term sustainable people strategies focused on team member engagement.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Mike Bradley
City of Sarnia

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley has championed civil liberties, security and environmental issues and has been an advocate on many other social and economic issues. Bradley has been awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal and has received numerous awards for his community service and advocacy for disabled and intellectually challenged people.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex - Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership Award

HRaid Collaboration Initiative - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

HRaid is an interdepartmental collaboration of five federal government departments/agencies that established the virtual Project Collaboration Space and Portfolio Management and Project Management Tool. The tool enables effective governance, collaboration and transparency to align, integrate and deliver common HR solutions for the Government of Canada.

Right Management - Overall Talent Management Award

Corporate Human Resources - TD Bank Group

TD Bank Group is the sixth largest bank in North America, growing from 47,000 employees to over 85,000 employees in five years. This rapid expansion was a strong impetus for building a strategic, integrated talent management approach to keep pace with TD's business strategy to "Be the Better Bank".

HR Academic of the Year Award

Margaret Yap
Ryerson University

Margaret Yap is an associate professor in human resources management at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Her research interests are in the area of diversity and equity in organizations and human resource management in the global economy. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in human resources management.

Employer Champion of IEP Award

IEN/ESL Nurse Integration Project Team - Hamilton Health Sciences

Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and Central South and Central West Ontario. Each of the hospitals has specific areas of expertise and together, Hamilton Health Sciences is one of the most comprehensive health care systems in Canada.

HR Challenge Award

Josephine DesLauriers
Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation

Josephine DesLauriersis the vice president of human resources for Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, an organization that employs 5,400 employees across Ontario and owns and operates care and retirement homes and independent living facilities. She is responsible for Leisureworld's people strategy including succession planning, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and training and development.

"Once again we find many HR professionals guiding their organizations through uncertain economic times, while continuing to advance core values of leadership, innovation and integrity," said HRPA CEO Bill Greenhalgh. "The 2012 HR Summit Award winners exemplify this commitment to professionalism in our field, while providing vital strategic input in their respective industries. Congratulations to the winners."

For full details on the winners, including videos, look for the Feb. 27 issue of Canadian HR Reporter.

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