Awards

We are humbled and honoured as an organization to be recognized and awarded the following:

  • Aboriginal Affairs

    Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) is a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Aboriginal relations at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Certified companies promote their level with a PAR logo signalling to communities that they are: good business partners, great places to work and committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities.

    • 2015 – PAR Gold, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
    • 2008 – PAR Gold, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
    • 2006 – PAR Gold, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

     

    INAC (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) /AWPI Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative Award of Distinction, recognizes businesses in Alberta that demonstrate outstanding achievement in Aboriginal business, employment and training.

    • 2002 INAC/AWPI Aboriginal Relations – Best Practice Award of Distinction
  • Business Operations

    The EPCOR Triple Bottom-Line Award is given to a business that demonstrates good performance against the Triple Bottom-Line, including financial success, environmental commitment and achievement and community involvement.

    • 2001 – EPCOR Triple Bottom-Line– Award of Distinction

     

    Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Export Award of Distinction is given to an organization that demonstrates outstanding achievement in exporting products or services outside of Canada’s borders.

    • 2000 – Western Economic Diversification
  • Employer

    Canada’s Top 100 Employers is a national competition that recognizes the employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces and progressive human resource policies. Detailed reasons for selection, explaining why each winner is chosen ensures transparency. Employers complete a single application for the national competition, plus 19 popular special-interest and regional competitions.

     

    Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

    • 2020 – Alberta’s Top 75 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2018 – Alberta’s Top 70 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2017 – Canada’s Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2016 – Alberta’s Top 70 Employers, Mediacorp, Canada
    • 2016 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2015 – Alberta’s Top 70 Employers, Mediacorp, Canada
    • 2015 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2014 – Alberta’s Top 65 Employers Mediacorp Canada
    • 2014 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2013 – Alberta’s Top 60 Employers Mediacorp Canada
    • 2013 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2012 – Alberta’s Top 55 Employers Mediacorp Canada
    • 2012 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2011 – Alberta’s Top 50 Employers Mediacorp Canada
    • 2011 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2010 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2010 – Canada’s Best Diversity Employer, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2009 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2009 – Canada’s Best Diversity Employer, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2008 – Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada
    • 2008 – Canada’s Best Diversity Employer, Mediacorp Canada

     

    Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people who are just starting their careers.

    • 2018 – Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, The Globe and Mail
    • 2017 – Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, The Globe and Mail
    • 2016 – Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, The Globe and Mail
    • 2015 – Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, The Globe and Mail
    • 2014 – Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, The Globe and Mail
    • 2013 – Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, The Globe and Mail
    • 2012 – Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, The Globe and Mail

     

    Psychologically Healthy Workplace Initiative Awards, the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta honours organizations that create positive work environments that promote employee well-being.

    • 2011 – Psychologically Healthy Workplace Initiative Award

     

    The Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board’s Top Employer Award provides formal recognition to exceptional employers.

    • 2007 – Employer of the Year Award

     

    University of Alberta/TELUS Partners in Workplace

    • 2001 University of Alberta/TELUS Partners in Workplace Learning Award of Distinction
  • Environmental

    The FSC® Leadership Award recognizes excellence in the use of FSC-certified products and commitment to responsible forest management.

    • 2018 – Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Leadership Award – For managing more than 14.5 million acres of FSC-certified forest, the largest contiguous area certified in the world.

     

    Emerald Awards – the Emerald Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding environmental achievements of businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments across Alberta.

    • 2010 – Emerald-Certified Shared Footprints Award for excellence in Integrated Land Management
    • 2003 – Climate Change
    • 2000 – Community Group Award, Forest Management Task Force
    • 1999 – Large Business Award, environmental excellence in forest management

     

    The Reclamation Award reflects the importance of long-term corporate commitment to reclamation. The selections are made by Alberta Environment & Water in an independent process.

    • 2007 – Reclamation Award (Don Pope, ILM Specialist), Alberta Chamber of Resources

     

    EnviroVista Champion status is awarded to organizations that promote environmental leadership and recognizes environmental excellence.

    • 2007 – EnviroVista Leader for Environmental Excellence, Alberta Environment
    • 2006 – EnviroVista Leader for Environmental Excellence, Alberta Environment

     

    Wildlife Habitat Council Award recognizes excellence in corporate conservation.

    • 2005 – Forest Stewardship Recognition Award,
    • 2000 – Forest Stewardship Recognition Award, for biodiversity conservation

     

    Canada’s Climate Change Voluntary Challenges and Registry (VCR) Leadership and Honorable Mention Award recognizes Canadian companies and organizations that voluntarily commit to individual actions that limit net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    • 2002 – Voluntary Challenge & Registry, Honorable Mention, Forest Industries, for greenhouse gas reduction
    • 2001 and 2002 Voluntary Challenge & Registry, Leadership Award, Forest Industry, greenhouse gas reduction

     

    Pollution Prevention Award

    • 2002 – Council of Ministers of the Environment, for Climate Change
  • Safety

    Since 1926, Pulp & Paper’s Safest Mill in Canada award commends mills that achieve an outstanding safety record in an annual ranking of the lowest total recordable incident rates.

    • 2018 and 2015 – Safest Mill in Canada Award
    • 2013 – Safest Mill in Canada Award – 2nd Place
    • 2012 – Safest Mill in Canada Award– 1st Place

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