​Corus, Medavie, City of Surrey among ‘most admired’ cultures for 2018

Winners scored on six categories including leadership, recruitment, rewards, CSR
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/27/2018
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The corporate executive head office of Corus Entertainment in Toronto. Google Street View

Waterstone Human Capital, Canada's leading cultural talent management firm, announced today the 2018 winners of the Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures and Canada's Most Admired CEO program.

The program recognizes best-in-class organizations and CEOs for fostering corporate cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.

"What's notable about the 2018 winners is their commitment to culture as a competitive advantage. They set an outstanding example for cultivating and sustaining great cultures that ultimately drive growth and performance,” said Marty Parker, president and CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and chair of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Forty winners are chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organizations' submissions are scored on six categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility.

Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2018 — Growth 

  • A Thinking Ape Entertainment
  • Bath Fitter Distributing
  • Copeman Healthcare
  • Copperleaf
  • Financeit
  • Insurance Insight
  • Jan Kelley 
  • Litwiniuk & Company
  • Nurse Next Door
  • Rocky Mountain Soap Company
  • Wealthsimple

Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2018 — Mid-Market

  • BlueShore Financial
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • ecobee
  • goeasy
  • Great Little Box Company
  • KUBRA
  • Lakeside Process Controls
  • Nicola Wealth Management
  • Nordia
  • Questrade
  • Southwest Properties

Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2018 — Enterprise

  • Baxter
  • CBI Health Group
  • Cineplex
  • Corus Entertainment
  • Go Auto
  • La Coop Fédérée
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets
  • LoyaltyOne
  • PCL Construction
  • Plenary Group (Canada)

Canada's Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures of 2018 — Broader Public Sector

  • Alberta Blue Cross 
  • BC Assessment
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • City of Surrey 
  • The DMZ at Ryerson University 
  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Opportunities New Brunswick 
  • Plan International Canada
  • Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Canada's Most Admired CEOs of 2018:

  • Broader Public Sector: Kathy Kinloch, President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Growth: Mandy Rennehan, founder and blue collar CEO of Freshco
  • Mid-Market: Jim Spatz, executive chairman of Southwest Properties
  • Enterprise: John Betts, president and CEO of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures
  • Lifetime Achievement: Clive Beddoe, chairman of the board of directors of WestJet

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