Canada’s Premiere Corporate Culture Event

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Passionate about corporate culture? Join us for the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Summit, CEO-only Summit and Awards Celebration every spring!

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. You won’t want to miss out!

Two Summits, One celebration.

This year’s event took place on March 1, 2023. Our event theme was Using Purpose, Culture, and Leadership Practices to Drive Growth and Accelerate Performance. Read on to learn more about this exciting day all about culture.

Canada’s Most Admired CEO Summit

Network with your peers and learn leadership and culture-building secrets from Canada’s Most Admired CEOs at this exclusive, closed-door event.

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 2022 winners. Join us as we honour the winning organizations and CEOs with heartfelt speeches, videos, entertainment, and a chance to celebrate together.

Two Summits, One Inspirational Keynote

We’re thrilled to welcome resiliency and workplace wellness expert Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe to the Canada’s Most Admired Summits as our keynote speaker.

This year’s presentation is open to both Corporate Cultures Summit and CEO Summit attendees, and will focus on “Building Resilient Teams for High Performance and Wellness.”

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

Canada’s Most Admired CEO Summit

See the 2023 CEO Summit agenda

Featured Speakers

Watch this page for updates as speakers are confirmed.

Nicole Bendaly
Executive Director
Waterstone Culture Institute
Muni Boga
President and CEO
Donald Clow
President and CEO
Crombie REIT
Lyn Currie
Managing Director, Executive Search
Waterstone Human Capital
Patrick Dovigi
Founder and CEO
GFL Environmental Inc.
Brendan King
Marty Parker
President and CEO
Waterstone Human Capital
John Risley
Chairman and CEO
CFFI Ventures Inc.
Zahid Salman
President and CEO
Green Shield Canada

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.

Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Summit

See the 2023 summit agenda

Featured Speakers

Watch this page for updates as speakers are confirmed.

Satri Alpine
VP, Talent and Culture
The Oppenheimer Group

Aaron Chin
Organika Health Products Inc.

Pam Kimmet

Sean O’Brien
President and CEO
Reliance Home Comfort
Kimberly Armstrong
SVP, Marketing and Culture
Active International

Allison Dell
SVP and Head of Human Resources

Andrew Latchford
Cactus Restaurants Ltd.

Norm Sabapathy
EVP, People, Communications and Technology
Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Jennifer Honey Brannon
Fengate Asset Management

Derek Dobson
CEO and Plan Manager
CAAT Pension Plan

Douglas MacFarlane

Amy Silverstein
Senior Director, People
Pizza Pizza Limited
Melissa Chee
President & CEO

Kristi Herold

Nancy Nazer
OMERS Administration Corporation
Glenn Zujew
Chief People Officer
Klick Group

Annual Canada’s Most Admired™ Awards Celebration

Winners of both Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ are announced in November of each year. They are then feted at the annual Canada’s Most Admired™ Gala early the following year. This is an event of celebration with 650+ of Canada’s preeminent executives and leaders. Join us as we honour the winning organizations and CEOs with heartfelt speeches, videos, entertainment and tons of fun.

Our 2023 event took place on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Winning organizations and CEOs typically invite their teams, peers, friends and families to join them for this exciting and entertaining event.


We were pleased to have award-winning comedian and media personality Darrin Rose 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.

Thanks for a fantastic celebration filled with fun and laughter.