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Organizer Key Media
Submission deadline 4 Jun 2021 5:00pm UTC (5 months ago)
In your time zone: Jun 4 1pm EDT
Date Awarded 16 Sep 2021 5:00pm UTC (about 1 month ago)
In your time zone: Sep 16 1pm EDT
Region Americas

For 8 years now, the annual Canadian HR Awards (CHRAs) has been recognized as the leading independent awards program in the HR profession. 

The awards showcase the HR teams, leaders and employers for their achievements, leadership and innovation for their outstanding achievements, best practices and leadership in the HR profession over the past 12 months.

The CHRAs is presented by Human Resources Director Canada and Canadian HR Reporter (CHRR), the resources of choice for the country's most forward-thinking HR professionals.

• HR Champion (CEO)
• HR Leader of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry
• Rising Star of the Year
• Woman of Distinction

• Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
• Best Employer Branding
• Best HR Communication Strategy
• Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm
• Best Learning & Development Strategy
• Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
• Best Talent Management Strategy
• Best Workplace Culture
• Canadian HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More
• Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer Than 500 Employees)
• Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance/Insurance)
• Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail/Hospitality)
• Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
• Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness
• Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
• Most Innovative Use Of HR Technology
• Next Generation Employment Innovation
• The HRD Readers’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider

Past winners

2020 Winners

Best Employer Branding
• Canadian Internet Registration Authority
• Day & Ross
• Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd.

Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm:
• Rudner Law
• Whitten & Lublin Pc

Best Talent Management Strategy:
• Centurion Asset Management
• Revera

Canadian Hr Team of the Year (Fewer Than 500 Employees in Canada):
• Bethesda Community Services
• Coast Mental Health
• Entertainment One

Canadian Hr Team of the Year (Finance/insurance):
• Canada Life
• Green Shield Canada
• Wave

Canadian Hr Team of the Year (Retail/hospitality):
• Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd.
• Sephora Canada

Most Effective Recruitment Strategy:
• Geotab
• Invest Ottawa
• the Department of National Defence

The Achievers Award for Most Innovative Use of Hr Technology:
• National Bank of Canada
• University Health Network

The Adp Canada Award for Rising Star of the Year:
• Tania Chaudry - City of Penticton
• Danielle Grusie - Sherritt International

The Dentsu Aegis Network Award for Best Hr Communication Strategy:
• Ingram Micro Canada
• Tim Hortons Foundation Camps

The Gallagher Award for Hr Team of the Year (500 Employees or More):
• Dhl Supply Chain
• Humber River Hospital

The Hrd Readers' Choice Award for Best Service Provider:
• Peninsula Canada
• Schulich Executive Education Centre (Seec)
• Worktango

The Hrpa Award for Woman of Distinction:
• Lauren Davey - Compass Group Canada
• Lorinda Lee - Humber River Hospital

The Kpmg in Canada Award for Hr Champion (Ceo):
• Jaqui Parchment - Mercer Canada
• Kirk Simpson - Wave

The Leadership Agency Award for Hr Leader of the Year:
• Kathryn (Katy) Player - Canfor
• Sandy Mcintosh - Telus

The Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion:
• Canfor
• Wave

The Payworks Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy:
• Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
• Tata Consultancy Services Canada Inc.

The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy:
• Adp Canada
• Sephora Canada

The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture:
• Axonify
• Fullscript
• Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
• Pethealth Inc.

The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Innovation:
• Flybits
• Monkhouse Law
• Rbc - Royal Bank of Canada

The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness:
• Ericsson
• Ingram Micro Canada
• Telus

The Workhuman Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy:
• Cibc Mellon
• Peel Senior Link
• Seasons Retirement Communities