Canada Awards for Business Excellence trophy designed by Madeleine Dansreau (trifac.com) in gold plated bronze.
Canada Awards for Excellence program is transferred from Industry Canada to National Quality Institute, which becomes the official custodian and adjudicator of the awards program.
Award categories streamlined to Quality and Healthy Workplace under new name, Canada Awards for Excellence.
NQI links NQI PEP Level 3 certification to the Canada Awards for Excellence, Bronze and Silver recognition.
First-ever Mental Health at Work Awards are presented to Bell Canada and to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Excellence Canada launched a new awards program with a focus on private businesses of all sizes, to celebrate their achievement of delighted customers, engaged and happy employees, and a culture of innovation, called the Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses (CBEA)
Publication of the updated Canada Awards for Excellence Standard for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness
Publishing of Excellence.ca magazine commemorative Issue – called Canada 150 – A Celebration of our Heritage of Excellence featuring articles contributed by some of Canada’s most influential and beloved agents of positive social change.
Launch of the new Excellence Canada website and Learning Management System.
The Right Honourable Mary Simon, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., O.Q., C.D., Governor General of Canada, accepts invitation to become the Patron of the Canada Awards for Excellence.