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 moves from Ottawa to Toronto.
NQI launches the Progressive Excellence Program (NQI PEP) and recognizes organizations on the journey to excellence.
NQI links NQI PEP Level 3 certification to the Canada Awards for Excellence, Bronze and Silver recognition.
NQI creates a new division called People Access to help organizations become accessible to people with disabilities, as customers, employees, and the general public, and to become compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
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.