TORONTO, ON - Excellence Canada is pleased to announce it will be celebrating the 37th anniversary of the Canada Awards for Excellence on November 4th. This year, 19 awards will be presented to outstanding Canadian organizations in recognition of their commitment to continual improvement and pursuit of excellence. Award categories include: Excellence, Innovation & Wellness®; Healthy Workplace®; and Mental Health at Work®.
Excellence Canada's mission is to help organizations in all sectors become the best-in-class by implementing standards of excellence. Excellence Canada is a not-for-profit organization that certifies and recognizes organizations that embody these attributes: they are customer focused, competitive, financially and environmentally sustainable, are good corporate citizens, actively pursue strategies to improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of their employees and they create a healthy workplace culture that attracts and retains the best people.
The Canada Awards for Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors coast-to-coast across Canada. Shirlee Sharkey, Chair of Excellence Canada, stated: "On behalf of the Board of Directors of Excellence Canada, I am very pleased to present the Canada Awards for Excellence to this year’s award recipients. I would like to extend congratulations to all of the leading private, public and not-for-profit organizations that have met the rigorous standards and requirements through the Canada Awards for Excellence program. You are all truly role models of excellence."
Allan Ebedes, President and CEO of Excellence Canada, remarked: "Over the past 37 years we have recognized more than 675 outstanding organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors that have met the highest standards for quality, excellence, innovation, and healthy workplaces. This year we are delighted to be presenting another 19 Canada Awards for Excellence to excellent organizations. We are also honoured to be presenting the Board of Governors’ Special Recognition of Achievement Awards to three distinguished Canadians: André Picard, Journalist, Globe and Mail; Ian MacLachlan, Ph.D., Independent Biotechnology Consultant, MacLachlan Consulting Inc; and Dr. Theresa Tam, BMBS (UK), FRCPC, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.”
The awards will be presented at the 2021 Performance Excellence Summit and Canada Awards for Excellence Virtual event on Thursday, November 4th. For complete event details and registration, please visit www.excellencesummit.ca.
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For further information, contact:
Allan Ebedes, President and CEO, Excellence Canada, Tel: 416-251-7600, ext. 230
This award is based on Excellence Canada's Excellence, Innovation and Wellness® Standard which was developed by Excellence Canada in association with its partners and professionals from across Canada.
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The Excellence Canada Healthy Workplace® Standard was developed in partnership with Health Canada and in association with professionals from the health and wellness sectors.
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This award is based on Excellence Canada's - Mental Health at Work® framework. The Mental Health at Work® framework was developed by Excellence Canada in association with mental health and work safety professionals from across Canada, and the requirements incorporate principles and practices as outlined in the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Order of
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This award is a recognition of the current and ongoing commitment to the transformative journey of Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) within organizations. The REDI Readiness Award is presented by The Inclusion Project, in collaboration with Excellence Canada, in recognition of an organization’s dedication to creating lasting change through a holistic REDI+ lens. REDI Readiness Award Recipient
From time-to-time, the Excellence Canada Board of Governors recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canadian society and/or the global human condition. Past Award recipients have included Dr. David Suzuki, former Prime Minister The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Lt.-General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, The Honourable Flora MacDonald, Sir Richard Branson, Mr. Rick Hansen, Ms. Margaret Trudeau, Rick Mercer, Bianca Andreescu and Mr. Chris Hadfield.
This year, in keeping with the Summit theme “Building Back Better: Reimagine – Restructure - Recover”, the Board of Governors is presenting the Special Recognition of Achievement Award to:
Excellence Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations that have helped make this year’s events possible.
CEO Global Network
Howatt Strategic HR Consulting Inc.
Optimity Health & Rewards
The Corporation of the City of Markham
The Globe and Mail
The Inclusion Project
The Regional Municipality of Durham
The Regional Municipality of York