Past winners

2021 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Coronavirus and benefits (>5,000 employees)
-Beneva
-MNP LLP
-Shopify Inc. ★

Coronavirus and benefits (<5,000 employees):
-CIBC Mellon
-Fidelity Investments Canada
-SSENSE
-Unilever Canada Inc. ★

Mental health (>5,000 employees)
-Air Canada
-Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.
-LifeLabs ★

Mental health (<5,000 employees)
-3M Canada ★
-CIBC Mellon
-CSA Group

Diversity program
-Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.
-Fidelity Investments Canada
-LifeLabs
-Unilever Canada Inc. ★

Health and wellness (>1,000 employees)
-3M Canada ★
-CAA Club Group
-IGM Financial Inc.
-LifeLabs
-Ubisoft

Health and wellness (<1,000 employees)
-CSA Group
-Ottawa Community Housing Corp.
-Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. ★

Benefits plan communications
-AECOM
-BNP Paribas
-SSENSE ★

Pension plan communications
-Scotiabank ★
-SSENSE
-Thermo Fisher Scientific Canada

Financial wellness program
-Canadian Forest Products Ltd ★
-Scotiabank
-SEIU Healthcare


2020 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Coronavirus and benefits (>5,000 employees)
-City of Toronto
-Rogers Communications Inc.
-Scotiabank ★

Coronavirus and benefits (<1,000 employees)
-Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan
-Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd.
-TMX Group Ltd. ★

Mental health
-3M
-Cenovus Energy Inc.
-Health Benefit Trust of Alberta
-Scotiabank ★
-The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Health/wellness
-3M
-CAA Club Group
-Ericsson ★
-Rogers Communications Inc.
-Scotiabank

Benefits plan communications
-Kraft Heinz Canada
-Oakville Senior Citizens Residence ★
-TMX Group Ltd. ★

Pension plan communications
-ABC Technologies Inc.
-Ontario Medical Association
-Co-operative Superannuation Society Pension Plan ★

Sanofi Canada wellness pioneer
-SSQ Insurance ★


2019 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Absence management
-Scotiabank ★
-WSP Canada Inc.

Diversity program
-Fidelity Canada
-Niagara Casinos
-Scotiabank ★

Mental health
-3M
-IBM Canada Ltd.
-Niagara Casinos ★
-Ontario Power Generation

Health/wellness program (1,000+ employees)
-City of Mississauga
-Fidelity Canada ★
-Fluor Canada Ltd.
-Niagara Casinos

Health/wellness program (less than 1,000 employees)
-Benefits by Design
-Franklin Templeton Investments ★
-Inertia Engineering + Design Inc.

Benefits plan communications
-Alberta Motor Association
-Citibank Canada
-Telus Communications Inc.
-WSP Canada Inc. ★

Pension plan communications
-Citibank Canada
-DHL Supply Chain
-Goodyear Canada Inc. ★
-Niagara Casinos

Sanofi wellness pioneer NAV Canada ★


2018 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Diversity program
-Fidelity Canada
-Fidelity Canada
-Niagara Casinos ★

Absence management
-Ontario Power Generation ★
-Staples Canada

Health/wellness program (1,000+ employees)
-Desjardins
-Ericsson Canada
-Niagara Casinos ★
-The University of British Columbia

Industry leadership
-Derek Dobson, CAAT pension plan
-Jeff Aarssen, Great-West Life Assurance Co. ★
-Mike Serbinis, League Inc.

Benefits plan communications
-Royal Bank of Canada
-Samuel, Son & Co. ★
-Unilever Canada Inc.

Mental health
-Niagara Casino
-Staples Canada ★
-Unilever Canada

Health/wellness program (less than 1,000 employees)
-Public Health Ontario
-Town of Richmond Hill ★
-Unilever Canada

Sanofi wellness pioneer
-The Regional Municipality of York ★

Financial wellness
-Public Health Ontario
-Niagara Casino ★

Pension plan communications
-Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada ★
-Windsor Salt

Pension performance
-Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan ★
-Halifax Port ILA/HEA Pension Plan


2017 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Benefits plan communications
-DHL Supply Chain
-Manulife ★
-Unilever Canada Inc.

Diversity program
-Bruce Power
-Fidelity Canada ★
-Niagara Casinos

Health/wellness program (<1,000 employees)
-Hobart Food Equipment Group
-Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. ★
-Libro Credit Union

Health/wellness program (1,000+ employees)
-CAA Club Group ★
-Fidelity Canada
-Royal Bank of Canada

Mental health
-Bruce Power
-Syncrude Canada Ltd.
-The Co-operators Group Ltd. ★

Pension plan communications
-Alberta Local Authorities Pension Plan ★
-CAA Club Group
-Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan


2016 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Absence Management Award
-EPCOR Utilites Inc. ★
-Michael Garron Hospital
-Public Education Benefits Trust

Benefit Plan Communications Award
-Belron Canada Inc.
-Holt Renfrew
-Rogers Communications Inc. ★

Health/Wellness Program Awards
-CAA Atlantic
-McKesson Canada
-St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton ★

Industry Leadership
-Hugh O'Reilly, OPTrust ★
-Josée Dixon, Desjardins Insurance
-Mark Fuller, Ontario Pension Board
-Paula Allen, Morneau Shepell

Mental Health Award
-CAA South Central Ontario
-GE Canada
-Michael Garron Hospital ★

Pension Plan Communications Award
-Bell Canada
-Niagara Casinos ★
-Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Inc.

Absence Management Award
-Cineplex Entertainment
-PepsiCo Canada ★
-Providence Health Care

Communications Awards (x2)
Benefits Plan Communications Award

-ABB Canada
-Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)
-Chemtrade Logistics

Pension Plan Communications Award
-Business Development Bank of Canada
-CSA Group
-Pratt & Whitney Canada ★

Health/Wellness Program Awards (x2)
(Over 1,000 employees)
-Investors Group
-IWK Health Centre ★
-Unilever Canada

(Under 1,000 employees)
-Bruce Telecom ★
-Lakeside Process Controls Ltd.
-The Learning Enrichment Foundation

Industry Leadership
-Jennifer Carson, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP)
-Lucie Dutil, Bell Canada (former, retired in June 2015)
-Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier, Sun Life Financial ★

Mental Health Award (tie)
-Bell Canada ★
-GE Canada
-Staples Canada Inc. ★


2014 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Absence Management Award
-Bell Canada
-Humber River Hospital
-Rogers Communications ★

Benefits Plan Communications Award
-Electronic Arts Canada ★
-Glencore ★
-TRW Canada Ltd

Benefits Plan Engagement Award
-Libro Credit Union ★
-Nalcor Energy
-TRW Canada Ltd.

Health/Wellness Program Awards (x2)
(Over 1,000 employees)
-American Express
-Devon Energy
-Niagara Casinos ★

(Under 1,000 employees)
-Bruce Telecom
-Learning Enrichment Foundation
-London Hydro ★

Mental Health Award
-Bell Canada ★
-Husky Energy
-Niagara Casinos

Pension Plan Communications Award
-Harry Rosen Inc.
-Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
-Ubisoft ★

Pension Plan Engagement Award
-Niagara Casinos ★
-Rogers Communications
-Sifton Properties Ltd.

Strategic Partnership Award
-Glencore and Mercer
-Owens MacFadyen Group and Employee Wellness Solutions Network
-Staples Canada and Morneau Shepell ★


2013 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Absence Management Award
-Capital District Health Authority
-Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
-Staples Canada ★

Communications Award
-BP Canada Energy Group ULC ★
-Shaw Communications
-Walmart Canada Corp.

Employee Engagement Award
-Northbridge Financial Corp.
-Royal Bank of Canada ★
-Sherwin-Williams

Employer Award
-BP Canada Energy Group ULC ★
-Husky Energy

Health/Wellness Program Award
-BP Canada Energy Group ULC
-London Hydro
-Mount Sinai Hospital ★

Lifetime Achievement Award
-Denise Balch
-Sarah Beech
-David West ★

Strategic Partnership Award
-Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. & Aon Hewitt, Great-West Life and INLIV
-Canadian Pacific & Express Scripts Canada
-City of Calgary & Homewood Human Solutions ★
-Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium & Employee Wellness Solutions Network

Workplace Safety Award
-Humber River Hospital
-Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corp.
-Niagara Casinos★


2012 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Employer Award
-Bell Canada ★
-Halton Healthcare
-Ontario Power Generation
-YMCA of Greater Toronto

Communications Award (<1,000 employees)
-Canada Health Infoway Inc.
-Ducks Unlimited Canada
-4Refuel Canada ★

Communications Award (1,000+ employees)
-CIBC ★
-City of Calgary/Municipal Employees Benefit Association of Calgary (MEBAC)
-Staples Canada Inc.

Strategic Partnership Award
-Amway Canada Corp. and Employee Wellness Solutions Network ★
-Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Cambridge at Work
-University of Alberta and Homewood Human Solutions

Drug Plan Management Award
-CIBC
-Toromont Industries Inc. ★

Health/Wellness Program Award (<1,000 employees)
-London Hydro
-Lotek Wireless Inc.
-Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan ★

Health/Wellness Program Award (1,000+ employees)
-Canada Post Corp.
-Teck Metals Ltd.
-TELUS Communications ★

Lifetime Achievement Award
-Claudine Ducharme ★
-Robert J. (Bob) McKay
-Nora Spinks


2011 Award Finalists ( indicates winners)

Employer Award (<1,000 employees)
-DOT Integrated Financial ★
-Franke Kindred Canada Ltd.
-Nortrax

Employer Award (1,000+ employees)
-ConocoPhillips Canada
-Shoppers Drug Mart ★
-University of British Columbia
-University Health Network ★

Communications Award
-Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
-Niagara Casinos
-Staples Canada Inc.★

Strategic Partnership Award
-Campbell Company of Canada and Tri Fit Inc. ★
-Standard Life and Global Corporate Challenge
-Sun Life and The Economical Insurance Group

Drug Plan Management Award
-Halifax Professional Firefighters
-Benefits Trust ★
-Toromont Industries Ltd.

Health/Wellness Program Award (<1,000 employees)
-Cundari
-Dufferin Child and Family Services ★

Health/Wellness Program Award (1,000+ employees)
-Marine Atlantic Inc. ★
-Shoppers Drug Mart
-Sun Life Financial
-Toronto East General Hospital

Lifetime Achievement Award
-Karen Liberman
-Randy McGlynn ★
-Jacques Tardif