Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures Summit, CEO Summit and Awards Celebration

Event Theme: Purpose in Action – Crafting a Culture that Drives Performance, Retention, and Engagement.

Learn from, and celebrate, the top corporate cultures, and the most admired CEOs and Chief People and Culture Officers (CPCOs) that Canada has to offer.

Date: Thursday April 18, 2024
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Missed out on the 2022 event? See the highlights here.

Two Summits, One celebration

This is a multi-faceted day of learning, networking and celebration featuring engaging keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, an interactive panel discussion with our CEO award winners, and more. The day wraps up with a celebration of all the award winners.



Canada’s Most Admired CEO Summit

Network with your peers and learn cuting-edge leadership and culture-building secrets from Canada’s Most Admired CEOs at this exclusive CEO-only, closed-door event. This is your chance, you won’t want to miss this.



Corporate Culture Summit

Send your team to this multi-stream conference to learn from the best, as leaders in talent management, marketing, human resources, and culture share in-depth strategies that made them one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.



Canada’s Most Admired Celebration Event

Following the summits will be an incredible celebration of our 2023 winners. Join us as we honour the winning organizations, CEOs and CPCOs with heartfelt speeches, videos, entertainment, and a chance to celebrate together.

Date: April 18, 2024
Time: CEO Summit and Corporate Cultures Summit (11:30 am – 4:30 pm), Networking Cocktail Reception (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm) and Awards Celebration (5:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building (255 Front St. W.), 100-level.
Dress Code: Summits – Business/Business Casual | Awards Celebration – Business/Business Casual/Semi-Formal

Keynote PresentationSuccess, Self-Confidence, and Performance.

Dr. Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph

An award-winning performance coach, prominent educator, and accomplished leader, Dr. Ivan has spent his career leading cultural transformation and building cohesive teams.

His research has focused on understanding how self-confidence drives performance and now, as an internationally renowned speaker, he shares this knowledge to help leaders cultivate inclusive, high-performing workplace cultures.


Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO Summit

The Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ Summit is a unique opportunity to join other CEOs across Canada for an event focused on culture.

It features speeches, Q&As, and in-depth panel discussions with over 100 CEOs from a wide variety of highly successful organizations across Canada, including Canada’s Most Admired™ CEOs. This event is designed to help leaders address some of today’s top business challenges and operationalize culture to drive growth and performance.

Who Should Attend?

CEOs of culture-focused organizations from across Canada

Featured Speakers

Watch this page for updates as speakers are confirmed.

Lyn Currie
Managing Director, Executive Search
Waterstone Human Capital
Derek Dobson
Derek Dobson
CEO & Plan Manager
CAAT Pension Plan
Jennifer Gillivan
President and CEO
IWK Foundation
Rebecca Kacaba
CEO and Co-founder
DealMaker
Nancy MacKay
Nancy MacKay
Founder and CEO
MacKay CEO Forums
Rob Miller
Rob Miller
CEO and Co-founder
Miller Titerle Law Corporation
Marty Parker
President and CEO
Waterstone Human Capital
Chief Terry Paul
CEO
Membertou Development Corporation
Curtis Stange
President and CEO
ATB Financial
Ratana Stephens
Co-founder and CEO (Retired)
Nature’s Path Foods
Diana Swain
Diana Swain
MacKay Forum Chair and Strategic Advisor
MacKay CEO Forums

Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Culture Summit

The Corporate Culture Summit is a multi-stream learning event focused on leveraging the competitive advantage of your corporate culture.

It features breakouts, interactive Q&As and lively panel discussions with leaders in talent management, marketing, human resources and culture. Many are winners of the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ awards program, but this event is open to everyone with an interest in corporate culture.

You’ll need more than one representative to capture all of the learning in this multi breakout event!

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in corporate culture.

Featured Speakers

Watch this page for updates as speakers are confirmed.

Muni Boga
Muni Boga
President & CEO
Kudos®
Carolyn Campbell
Carolyn Campbell
President & CEO
NorQuest College
David Cooper
David Cooper
Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer
goeasy Ltd.
Tennyson Devoe
Tennyson Devoe
Vice President of Talent, Learning and Safety
Purolator
Derek Dobson
Derek Dobson
CEO & Plan Manager
CAAT Pension Plan
Cheryl Kerrigan
Chief People Officer
BlueCat
Layla Khalil
Layla Khalil
VP, People & Culture
East Coast Credit Union
Norm Sabapathy
Executive Vice President, People, Communications and Technology
Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Stephanie Silver
VP, People and Culture
North Strategic, Notch Video and MSL
Group
Shaun Simms
Chief People, Communications and Strategy Officer
Ottawa Community Housing
Christine Vigna
Chief People Officer
Dejero Labs Inc.
Christine Vukusic
Chief Operating Officer
SAP Labs Canada

Annual Canada’s Most Admired™ Awards Celebration

Join us as we honour the winning organizations, CEOs and CPCOs with heartfelt speeches, videos, entertainment, and a chance to celebrate together.

Winners of the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ and the Canada’s Most Admired™ CPCOs are announced in November each year, and are celebrated at the annual Canada’s Most Admired™ Awards Celebration early the following year. This is an event of celebration with 650+ of Canada’s preeminent executives and leaders.

Who Should Attend?

Winning organizations, CEOs and CPCOs typically invite their teams, peers, friends and families to join them for this exciting and entertaining event.

Awards Celebration EMCEE

Darrin Rose

Darrin Rose

We are pleased to have award-winning comedian and media personality as our emcee for the evening.

One of Canada’s most popular comedians, you will know him as host of The Match Game and as Bill the bartender on the sitcom Mr.D in addition to being a stand-up comedian.