What Winners Are Saying

There are a lot of benefits to taking part in the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Awards program – from celebrating your culture to networking and sharing best practices with leaders from other top organizations across the country. Here are testimonials from some of the current and former award winners:

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“Being named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures has been an enormous accomplishment for our team at FISPAN. This recognition has not only highlighted the importance of our people-centric initiatives, but it will also continue to encourage us to provide the support that allow our employees to succeed in and outside of the workplace. In addition to our award, having access to the Most Admired Corporate Cultures network has enabled us to meet other companies with the most exceptional cultures across the country. This network will be a key contributor for FISPAN to build upon our cultural foundation and leverage the relationships, resources, and support we’ve been grateful to receive”

Claudia Ivanova, Head of Human Resources, FISPAN (2021 award winner)

“Security Compass had the honour of participating and winning Canada’s Most Admired Cultures program.  There is no question in my mind that this prestigious award has given us a significant competitive advantage in this challenging job market.   Not only have candidates regularly cited this award as part of the reason they responded to our recruitment team’s outreaches and we saw a boost in employee engagement after the win!”

Michelle Brooks, Chief People & Culture Officer, Security Compass (2021 award winner)

“Being recognized twice as one of Canada’s Most AdmiredTM Corporate Cultures (2017 and 2020) is a great source of pride for us at Odlum Brown. Beyond simply believing that our corporate culture is special, we have a tangible achievement to celebrate with our team, and the opportunity to connect with and learn from a community of other inspiring organizations has been immensely valuable. Participating in the Canada’s Most AdmiredTM Corporate Cultures program has truly become an important part of how we see ourselves as a firm, and an aspect of our value proposition to clients and team members alike. I would encourage any organization who believes in the crucial role of corporate culture to take part.”

Debra Doucette, President and CEO, Odlum Brown Limited (2017 and 2020 winner)

I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with the Waterstone Human Capital Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Award program for almost 20 years while working with two organizations that have received the Most Admired Cultures award for multiple years, Maple Leaf Foods and Cadillac Fairview, as well as participating on the Canada’s Most Admired Board of Governors, and receiving the inaugural Canada’s Most Admired Chief People and Culture Officer award.

Waterstone’s Canada’s Most Admired program sets the bar of excellence in recognizing best-in-class organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain competitive advantage.

This program has also developed a best practice community across Canada’s most successful organizations who reinforce the value chain that leaders drive values, values drive behaviours, behaviours drive culture, and culture drives performance.

Being recognized by the Canada’s Most Admired award program is valued by both people in our organization and the external market, and we are proud to showcase it to the world!

Norm Sabapathy, Executive Vice President – People, Communications and Technology, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation (2023 CPCO award winner)