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TORONTO, November. 4th, 2022

Excellence Canada is pleased to announce it will be celebrating the 38th anniversary of the
Canada Awards for Excellence on November 7th. This year, 21 awards will be presented to outstanding
Canadian organizations in recognition of their commitment to continual improvement and pursuit of
excellence. Award categories include: Organizational Excellence, 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, said, “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 38 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 Canada Awards for Excellence to 18 excellent organizations. We are also
honoured to be presenting the Board of Governors’ Special Recognition of Achievement Awards to three
distinguished Canadians: Mary Deacon, C.M., Chair, Bell Let’s Talk; Mitch Fairrais, Founding Board Member,
Socks 4 Souls Canada; and Phyllis Webstad, Founder and Ambassador, Orange Shirt Society.”

The awards will be presented at the 2022 Performance Excellence Summit and Canada Awards for Excellence
on Monday, November 7th.
For complete event details and registration, please visit  www.excellencesummit.ca

A FULL LIST OF THE AWARD RECIPIENTS FOLLOWS.

For further information, contact:
Allan Ebedes, President and CEO, Excellence Canada, Tel: 416-251-7600, ext. 230

Recipients of the 38th Canada Awards for Excellence, 2022

EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION AND WELLNESS®

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.

Order of Excellence Recipient

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver – Vancouver, British Columbia

Gold Award Recipient

MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI) – Bromont, Québec

Silver Award Recipient

▪ Gestisoft Inc. – Montréal, Québec

Bronze Award Recipient

▪ Équipe Logan Entrepreneur Paysagiste – Prévost, Québec

HEALTHY WORKPLACE®

The Excellence Canada Healthy Workplace® Standard was developed in partnership with Health Canada and
in association with professionals from the health and wellness sectors.

Platinum Recipient

▪ Workplace Safety North – North Bay, Ontario

Gold Award Recipients

▪ Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) – Toronto, Ontario
▪ TELUS Communications Inc. – Vancouver, British Columbia
▪ Wajax Corporation – Mississauga, Ontario

MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK® AWARD

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 Excellence Award Recipient

▪ Bell Canada – Verdun, Québec

Gold Award Recipients

▪ Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) – Toronto, Ontario
▪ Liquor Control Board of Ontario – Toronto, Ontario
▪ TELUS Communications Inc. – Vancouver, British Columbia
▪ The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) – Toronto, Ontario
▪ The University of British Columbia – Vancouver, British Columbia
▪ Wajax Corporation – Mississauga, Ontario

Silver Award Recipients

▪ Air Canada – Montreal, Quebec
▪ University of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario

Certificate of Merit – Essentials Recipient

▪ Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care – Penetanguishene, Ontario

ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award is based on Excellence Canada’s Organizational Excellence Standard which was developed by
Excellence Canada in association with its partners and professionals from across Canada. It is a robust yet
flexible framework that uses a data-driven assessment to find gaps and opportunities for continual
improvement in all private and public sector organizations, businesses, and institutions. Through
Organizational Excellence Standard implementation and certification, organizations will adopt best practices
for sustained excellence and peak performance.

Gold Award Recipients

▪ Enterprise Technology Strategy, Government Information Technology Ontario (GovTechON), Ministry
of Public & Business Service Delivery – Toronto, Ontario
▪ The Corporation of The Town of Aurora – Aurora, Ontario

Certificate of Merit – Essentials Recipient

▪ A Plus Creative Inc. – York, Ontario

RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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 “Moving Forward with Excellence”, the Board of Governors is
presenting the Special Recognition of Achievement Award to:

▪ Mary Deacon, C.M., Chair, Bell Let’s Talk, in recognition of lifelong commitment to making a difference in
mental health, and leadership of Bell Let’s Talk.

▪ Mitch Fairrais, Founder Board Member, Socks 4 Souls Canada, in recognition of the charitable work
creating and directing the Socks 4 Souls initiative.

▪ Phyllis Webstad, Founder and Ambassador, Orange Shirt Society, in recognition of outstanding initiative
in the creation of Orange Shirt Day to remember the tragedy of the residential schools and for
the pursuit of truth and reconciliation for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

PROUD SPONSORS OF CANADIAN EXCELLENCE

Excellence Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations that have helped make
this year’s events possible.

Advocate Sponsor  Networking & Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Bell CEO Global Network

Breakfast Sponsor
SE Health

 

Supporter Sponsors
Alectra Inc. The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
Carleton University The Corporation of the City of Markham
CBC  The Inclusion Project
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) The Regional Municipality of Durham
Howatt Strategic HR Consulting Inc. The Regional Municipality of York
Optimity Health & Rewards Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

 

Media Sponsors  In-Kind Sponsors
Globe and Mail Avondale Flowers & Gifts
Latin Life News Mayhew
Vidium Media Production

 

About Excellence Canada

Excellence Canada is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that is committed to advancing organizational excellence across Canada. Since 1992, Excellence Canada has helped thousands of organizations become cultures of continuous quality improvement and world-class role models, through its Excellence, Innovation and Wellness® Standard and its four-level progressive methodology.

As a national authority on Quality, Healthy Workplace®, and Mental Health at Work™, Excellence Canada provides excellence frameworks, standards, and independent verification and certification to organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. It is also the custodian and adjudicator of the Canada Awards for Excellence program.

For more information, please contact us:

Excellence Canada
Russ Gahan, Vice President, Operations
Email: [email protected]
O:  416.251.7600 x 249
M:  416.888.3463