‘They set an example of how cultivating and sustaining great cultures can ultimately drive growth and performance’
Cadillac Fairview, Maple Leaf Foods and Rogers Communications were among the winners of this year’s Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
The three companies won in the Enterprise category handed out by Waterstone Human Capital, along with Bison Transport, CWB National Leasing, the Oppenheimer Group, Paladin Security Group, Purolator, Reliance Home Comfort and Revera.
Anthony Longo, president and CEO of the Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, was also named Canada’s Most Admired CEO of 2019 under the Enterprise category.
Waterstone recognizes organizations and CEOs in the categories of Growth, Mid-Market, Enterprise and the Broader Public Sector. This year, Waterstone also introduced an Industry Leaders category to the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures program. Cannabis product developer Canopy Growth won that award.
"This year's most admired award winners each demonstrate a commitment to culture as competitive advantage. They set a truly admirable example of how cultivating and sustaining great cultures can ultimately drive growth and performance," says Marty Parker, president and CEO of Waterstone and chair of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
Canada's Most Admired CEOs of 2019
Broader Public Sector: Caroline Riseboro, president and CEO, Plan International Canada
Growth: Kirk Simpson, co-founder and CEO, Wave Financial.
Mid-Market: Mohamad Fakih, president and CEO, Paramount Fine Foods
Enterprise: Anthony Longo, president and CEO, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets
Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2019 – Enterprise
CWB National Leasing
Maple Leaf Foods
The Oppenheimer Group
Paladin Security Group
Reliance Home Comfort
Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2019 – Growth
Mint Health + Drugs
Zulu Alpha Kilo
Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2019 – Mid-Market
Backwoods Energy Services
The Boston Consulting Group
CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures
Connect First Credit Union
Lifemark Health Group
Weston Forest Products
Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2019 – Broader Public Sector
British Columbia Institute of Technology
CAAT Pension Plan
Canadian Internet Registration Authority
Green Shield Canada
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Michael Garron Hospital | Toronto East Health Network
Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2019 – Industry Leaders: Cannabis