Winners of 2020 Canadian HR Awards

More than 1,000 tune in to celebrate winners, network with peers

Winners of 2020 Canadian HR Awards

The Canadian HR Awards were held virtually for the first time ever yesterday – with great success!

More than 1,000 attendees tuned in to enjoy panel discussions, peer-to-peer networking and, of course, to see the winners.

Congratulations to all the award winners for 2020:

Best Employer Branding
GOLD: Rexall Pharmacy Group
SILVER: Canadian Internet Registration Authority
SILVER: Day & Ross

Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm
GOLD: Whitten & Lublin
SILVER: Rudner Law

Best Talent Management Strategy
GOLD: Revera
SILVER: Centurion Asset Management

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer than 500 Employees)
GOLD: Coast Mental Health
SILVER: Bethesda Community Services
SILVER: Entertainment One

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance/Insurance)
GOLD: Wave
SILVER: Canada Life
SILVER: Green Shield Canada

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail/Hospitality)
GOLD: Rexall Pharmacy Group
SILVER: Sephora Canada

Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
GOLD: Invest Ottawa
SILVER: Geotab
SILVER: The Department of National Defence

The Achievers Award for Most Innovative Use of HR Technology
GOLD: University Health Network
SILVER: National Bank of Canada

The ADP Canada Award for Rising Star of the Year
GOLD: Tania Chaudry - City of Penticton
SILVER: Danielle Grusie - Sherritt International

The Dentsu Aegis Network Award for Best HR Communication Strategy
GOLD: Tim Hortons Foundation Camps
SILVER: Ingram Micro Canada

The Gallagher Award for HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More)
GOLD: Humber River Hospital
SILVER: DHL Supply Chain

The HRD Readers’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider
GOLD: Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)
GOLD: WorkTango
SILVER: Peninsula Canada

The HRPA Award for Woman of Distinction
GOLD: Lauren Davey - Compass Group Canada
SILVER: Lorinda Lee - Humber River Hospital

The KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO)
GOLD: Jaqui Parchment - Mercer Canada
SILVER: Kirk Simpson - Wave

The Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year
GOLD: Kathryn (Katy) Player - Canfor
SILVER: Sandy McIntosh - TELUS

The Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
GOLD: Wave
SILVER: Canfor

The O.C. Tanner Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry
RECIPIENT: Dr. Melanie Peacock – Past president, Mount Royal Faculty Association; associate professor, Bissett School of Business

The Payworks Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
GOLD: Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
SILVER: Tata Consultancy Services Canada

The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy
GOLD: Sephora Canada

The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture
GOLD: Pethealth
SILVER: Axonify
SILVER: Fullscript
SILVER: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Innovation
GOLD: Flybits
SILVER: Monkhouse Law
SILVER: RBC - Royal Bank of Canada

The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness
GOLD: Ericsson
SILVER: Ingram Micro Canada

The Workhuman Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
GOLD: Peel Senior Link
SILVER: Seasons Retirement Communities

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