Awards of Success


There are many awards – in Canada, and around the world – that recognize employers for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. Yet there are relatively few honours that acknowledge the people who work tirelessly to help make their workplaces, and Canadian society, more inclusive.

CCDI’s Awards of Success  have been designed to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to diversity and inclusion here in Canada – whether internally to their organization or externally to the community at large. To learn more about our past winners, click here.

The winners of the CCDI’s Awards of Success will be announced at our gala, BLOOM!, on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Toronto.

Who will be recognized?

The CCDI’s Awards of Success will recognize one individual in each of the following three categories:

Senior Executive of the Year:

Given to a C-Suite Executive (or the most senior person in an organization) for their outstanding contribution and commitment to diversity and inclusion within their organization. The Senior Executive of the Year takes ownership of the diversity agenda and is responsible for driving change in their workplace. They have diversity as part of their performance accountabilities and provide the necessary gravitas to ensure diversity and inclusion objectives are met.

Nominations are now closed. 

D&I Practitioner of the Year:

This award is given to a person who is a full- or part-time diversity and inclusion or human rights and equity practitioner. They are a subject matter expert in D&I or human rights and equity and are responsible for crafting their organization’s D&I or human rights and equity strategy, as well as executing on initiatives.

Nominations are now closed. 

HSBC Community Contributor of the Year:

This award is given to a person who goes above and beyond to affect change in Canadian society as it relates to diversity and inclusion or human rights and equity. This work can either be paid or volunteer, and may focus on any dimension of diversity.

This award is generously sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada.

Nominations are now closed. 



To learn more about the awards, nomination eligibility, criteria, and process please visit :

Awards of Success: FAQ.

Should you have any questions regarding the Awards of Success, CCDI, or would like to submit a media request, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

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