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2019 Canadian HR Awards winners announced

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

We're beyond excited and honoured to have been recognized as HRD's Best Service Provider for 2019 🙌💙 Thank you to our clients, partners, peers, team, and of course #HRAwardsCA! Check out what our Founder, Jamie Hoobanoff had to say following this big win!

By HRD, September 13, 2019

The winners of the 2019 Canadian HR Awards were announced last night in front of 950 of the country’s top HR leaders at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.

Twenty-five high-profile awards were presented throughout the night to the most outstanding HR professionals, companies and teams from across the nation.

Comedic media personality Jessi Cruickshank returned as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, while string quartet Devah and Ascension Groove Band provided live music entertainment.

Computer networking leader BlueCat took home the prestigious Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture, while Canada’s largest regional carrier Jazz Aviation won the Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.

Another major highlight was Kin Choi, the Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Civilian) of the Department of National Defence, being awarded the Queen’s University IRC Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Other major individual prizes such as the KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO) was awarded to Lynn Oldfield of AIG Canada, while the Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year was awarded to Cathie Brow of Revera.

HRD would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, as well as thank event partner Ultimate Software and the award sponsors for their support.

The full list of winners and finalists are available on

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