Revealed: Canadian HR Awards winners 2021

From a pool of over 200 impressive finalists, 24 winners were named

Revealed: Canadian HR Awards winners 2021

For the second year in a row, Canadian HR Reporter brought the Canadian HR Awards to members of the industry wherever they may be, with a live virtual celebration that was once again a roaring success. Over 1,000 attendees from across the country came together for live panel discussions featuring insights, best practices, and success stories from finalists; to network and reconnect with peer-to-peer chat; and of course to showcase that industry spirit by celebrating the winners as they were announced via live stream.

From a pool of over 200 impressive finalists, 24 winners were named and Canadian HR Reporter extends congratulations to this year’s innovative and inspiring list, as well as heartfelt thanks to the generous sponsors who helped make the awards possible and to the participants who joined from near and far. We couldn’t have done it without out you!

And, without further ado, here’s the list of the Canadian HR Awards 2021 winners:

The O.C. Tanner Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry
Dr. Raeleen Manjak - Director of Human Resources at City of Vernon

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
Fidelity Investments Canada

Best Employer Branding
Centurion Asset Management

Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm
Turnpenney Milne LLP

Best Learning & Development Strategy

Best Remote Work Strategy
Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd.

Best Talent Management Strategy
Health Standards Organization

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer Than 500 Employees in Canada)
Assent Compliance Inc.

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance/Insurance)
Green Shield Canada

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail/Hospitality)
Best Buy Canada, Ltd.

Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
PSP Investments

Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
Department of National Defence

Most Innovative Use of HR Technology

Rising Star of the Year
Melissa Li – Canfor

The dentsu Award for Best HR Communication Strategy
Ingram Micro Inc

The Gallagher Award for HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More)
Sollio Agriculture

The HRD Readers’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider
O.C. Tanner

The HRPA Award for Woman of Distinction
Ashira Gobrin – Wave

The KPMG Award for Canadian HR Champion (CEO)
Bruce Anderson – Dejero

The Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year
Margaret McBeath - Nuclear Promise X

The UKG Award for Best Workplace Culture

The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Innovation
Rio Tinto

The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness

The Workhuman Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
CAA Club Group (CCG)

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