Waterstone Human Capital this month unveiled the 2023 edition of its annual Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures program, which includes Canada’s Most Admired CEO and Canada’s Most Admired Chief People and Culture Officer.
This national program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations and executives for fostering high-performance corporate cultures that facilitate a competitive advantage.
“The 2023 Canada’s Most Admired award recipients exemplify how culture drives performance, especially in the face of economic uncertainty and other recruitment and retention challenges,” says Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone and Chair of the Canada’s Most Admired program.
“This year’s winners are leveraging culture to drive growth and success in today’s highly competitive talent market through the acquisition, retention, and optimization of high-performance leaders, teams, and corporate cultures,” he added.
Award winners are recognized in five categories including Enterprise, Mid-Market, Growth, Emerging, and the Non-Profit and Broader Public Sector.
New for 2023, Waterstone Human Capital launched the Canada’s Most Admired CPCO Awards, which spotlights corporate culture executives across Canada who drive the talent strategy of their organizations to achieve growth.
“This year’s winning leaders and organizations actively craft culture in alignment with their purpose and values every day, and help drive culture as competitive advantage,” continued Parker. “On behalf of Waterstone Human Capital and our partners, we look forward to celebrating this year’s winners and the impact culture is having on their success.”
Many technology executives are firms are recognized in the annual list; let’s explore some winners.
Canada’s Most Admired CEOs of 2023 include Curtis Stange, CEO of ATB Financial, and Rebecca Kacaba, cofounder of DealMaker.
Canada’s top people officers include Cheryl Kerrigan, Chief People Officer at BlueCat, and Christine Vigna of Dejero Labs.
Canada’s most admired enterprise-scale corporate cultures of 2023 include Vancouver’s STEMCELL Technologies, Edmonton’s Canadian Western Bank, and Toronto’s SAP Canada.
Among the mid-market cultures admired hail Vancouver’s East Side Games, Rümi in Calgary, and Montreal’s Behaviour Interactive.
Canada’s most admired corporate cultures in the “growth” category include HomeStars in Toronto, Igloo Software out of Kitchener, and London’s Big Blue Bubble.
Among the “emerging” category of companies, standouts include Calgary’s Kudos and PurposeMed as well as Kognitive Tech out of Toronto.
And ranking among Canada’s top nonprofit and public sector cultures are the Vancouver Airport Authority, the Standards Council of Canada in Ottawa, and Toronto-based Kids Help Phone.