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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 ninth 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 4, 2013: Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2012 Awards Gala and 5th Annual Corporate Culture Summit
February 5, 2013: Nominations Open for 2013. Nominations may be made directly by visiting our NOMINATIONS PAGE.
April 5, 2013: Nomination Deadline
Late April 2013: 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, 2013: Receipt and review of the 2013 submissions by Waterstone Human Capital, following which organizations may be contacted if additional information or clarification is required.
September - November 2013: 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.
October 21, 2013: Toronto Culture Summit
October 28, 2013: Vancuover Culture Summit
October 29, 2013: Calgary Culture Summit
February 3, 2014: Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013 Awards Gala
Who is Eligible to Participate in Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures ™ of 2013?
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 2013 program is not open to the 2012 and 2011 winners of the program.