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.

Two winners per category will be selected - one for Eastern Canada (ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL) and one for Western Canada (MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT, NU). Nominations are accepted in the following categories: 

Click here to see the 2018 Awards of Success winners.


  • February 25, 2019: Nominations open *
  • May 3, 2019: Nominations close ** (Deadline extended)
  • May 3 – 31, 2019: Nomination review by judges
  • May 31 - June 7, 2019: Winners notified

*   Nominations open at 8:00 a.m. ET
**  Nominations close at 4:00 p.m. ET

Should you have any questions regarding the Awards of Success, please contact us at

Important documents:

Please note, we are changing things up for 2019. We will no longer be hosting a gala event in Toronto and Calgary, and will instead be connecting directly, and in person with winners.