Past Winners

In early 2016, CCDI put out the call for our inaugural Awards of Success nominations, seeking individuals who have made a significant contribution to diversity and inclusion here in Canada. Take some time to learn about our past winners.

Meet our 2016 winners:

Dentons Senior Executive of the Year: 

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Given to a Executive leader (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.

This award was generously sponsored by Dentons.

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SImon Fish

Simon Fish
General Counsel
BMO Financial Group

Home Depot Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner of the Year: 

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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 diversity and inclusion or human rights and equity and are responsible for crafting their organization’s diversity and inclusion or human rights and equity strategy, as well as executing on initiatives.

This award was generously sponsored by Home Depot.

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 Normand St. Gelais

Normand St. Gelais
Director,
Diversity and Inclusion
Sodexo

HSBC Community Contributor of the Year:

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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 was generously sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada.

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Malinda Smith

Malinda Smith
Associate Professor
University of Alberta

To learn more about the awards, nomination eligibility, criteria, and process for the current year, please visit :
Awards of Success: FAQ.

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