Revealed: Canadian HR Awards winners 2023

Who made this year's exclusive list?

Revealed: Canadian HR Awards winners 2023

The Canadian HR Awards, the nation's premier event celebrating excellence in the human resources profession, has announced its 2023 winners.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awards, a significant milestone that underscores the pivotal role HR plays in driving organizational success and building a competitive advantage in today's dynamic business environment.

The red carpet was rolled out at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, where HR professionals, teams, and employers gathered to honour the best in the industry.

Organized by HRD, the event was a testament to the importance of HR in today's business landscape. Without further ado, congratulations to all our 2023 winners.

Best Service Provider of the Year           

Chartered Professional in Human Resources British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon)

Best Remote Work Strategy      

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Woman of Distinction  

Anne Marie Malleau - Great Wolf Lodge

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail/Hospitality)        

Compass Group Canada

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance/Insurance)       

Centurion Asset Management Inc.

The Queen's University IRC Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy             

TD Bank Group

The O.C. Tanner Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry     

Louise Taylor Green - former CEO, Corporate Secretary & Director of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

The ADP Canada Award for Rising Star of the Year

Sarah Yusyp - Skyline Group of Companies

Best Employer Branding             

Sephora Canada

The CPHR Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO)           

Cynthia Martineau - Home and Community Care Support Services

Excellence in Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness       

Air Canada

Most Effective Recruitment Strategy     

City of Vaughan

The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Innovation

Starlight Group Property Holdings Inc (Starlight Investments)

Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm

Rudner Law

The Payworks Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy 

Bimbo Canada

Most Innovative Use of HR Technology

Seasons Retirement Communities

The CCDI Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion 

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

Best Talent Management Strategy         

Ontario Power Generation

Canadian HR Leader of the Year             

Cheryl Kerrigan - Bluecat

Best HR Communication Strategy           

Labatt Brewing Company Limited

Best Reward & Recognition Strategy     

CAA Club Group of Companies (CCG)

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer Than 500 Employees)     

Refrigerative Supply Limited

Canadian HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More)           

Aecon Group Inc.

Best Workplace Culture

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

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