3M Canada, Travel Alberta among most admired corporate cultures for 2013

10 employers recognized in 4 categories

Blinds To Go, 3M Canada and Travel Alberta are among the winners of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013, according to executive search firm Waterstone Human Capital.

Ten organizations are recognized as national winners in each of four categories: enterprise (revenues above $500 million); mid-market (revenues over $100 million to $500 million); growth & small cap (revenues under $100 million); and broader public sector.

The performance of these organizations, in terms of a three-year average revenue growth, has significantly outpaced the S&P/TSX 60 by more than 900 percent or nine times, according to Waterstone.

“What’s so impressive about this diverse list of 2013 winners is their shared belief that their culture is their competitive advantage — whether they are a leading high-growth e-retailer or a not-for-profit foundation. They know that in building and sustaining a great culture that this will result in great performance,” said Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and chair of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013

Growth and small cap

Discount Car and Truck Rentals
First Calgary Financial
Global Relay
ICOM Productions
Klick Health
Macadamian Technologies
Spence Diamonds
Trimark Sportswear Group


Bison Transport
Blinds To Go
Ceridian HCM
Coastal Contacts
G Adventures
Lakeside Process Controls
Paladin Security Group
The Sovereign General Insurance Company


3M Canada
Bruce Power
Canadian Western Bank
Cisco Canada
Maple Leaf Foods
Nestlé Canada
Oxford Properties
Procter & Gamble

Broader public sector

Calgary Stampede
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
Free The Children
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Southlake Regional Health Centre
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Travel Alberta
Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
World Vision

The program’s 30-member board of governors voted on the submissions in early November and chose the 10 winners in each of the four categories.

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