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What is the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Program?

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital, one of Canada's fastest-growing retained executive search firms specializing in recruiting for fit and in cultural assessment.

This national program, now in its 10th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

Canada's 10 is Waterstone's R&D Lab: through our annual Canadian Corporate Culture Study, the hundreds of program submissions, the nominee interviews, as well as through our Corporate Culture Summit, our regional events and our national gala, Waterstone is at the forefront of best practices in culture and fit - practices we share with our clients, to help them recruit for fit, conduct cultural assessments and build great organizations.


What is the Program Timeline?

February 3, 2014: Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013 Awards Gala and 6th Annual Corporate Culture Summit

February 4, 2014: Nominations Open for 2014. Nominations may be made directly by visiting our NOMINATIONS PAGE.

April 4, 2014: Nomination Deadline

Late April 2014: Nominated Organizations Notified

Once nominated, organizations are approached by Waterstone Human Capital and asked to make a detailed submission to the program.

June 1 – August 31, 2014: Receipt and review of the 2014 submissions by Waterstone Human Capital, following which organizations may be contacted if additional information or clarification is required.

September - November 2014: Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Board of Governors will evaluate the 2013 submissions and choose Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013. Winning organizations will be notified in mid-November.

February 2, 2014: Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2014 Awards Gala

Who is Eligible to Participate in Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures ™ of 2014?

Canadian or Canadian subsidiary organizations, either privately-held or publicly-traded, are eligible. These organizations must have a head office, or a subsidiary office, in Canada.

Canadian public-sector organizations are also eligible (e.g. not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and crown corporations).

The 2014 program is not open to the 2013 and 2012 winners of the program.