Moving Forward with Excellence

 Monday November 7th, 2022

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West

Toronto, ON M5V 2W6


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Erin Davis, Radio Host and Bestselling Author
8:40 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Shirlee Sharkey, Chair, Board of Directors and Governors, Excellence Canada
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote Address
Lt. Col. Stephane Grenier, CEO, Mental Health Innovations
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Mental Health at Work Award Presentations
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Claudia Harvey, Global Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Award Presentations
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Governor General’s Address
Her Excellency the Right Honourable, Mary Simon, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.,
Governor General of Canada (invited)
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Presentation of the Board of Governors’ Special Recognition of Achievement Award

  • Mary Deacon, Founder and Chair, Bell Let’s Talk Day on Mental Health
  • Mitch Fairrais, President and Founder of On The Mark, The Learning Experience Company Inc.
  • Phyllis Webstad, Founder and Chair, Orange Shirt Day & Society
1:45 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Healthy Workplace® Award Presentations
1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Healthy Workplace® and Mental Health at Work Award Presentations
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. How to Win Friends and Influence People
Nicole Sandow, Peak Performance Trainers, Dale Carnegie
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Moderator:  Ruth Mojeed Ramirez, Chief Equity Officer, The Inclusion Project

  • Marc Andrews, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police
  • Dr. Ian Austin, Dean George Brown College (invited)
  • Tabatha Bull, CEO Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (invited)
4:00 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Organizational Excellence Award Presentations
4:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Canada Order of Excellence Award Presentations
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Allan N. Ebedes, President & CEO, Excellence Canada
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Networking

Canada Awards for Excellence and Performance Excellence

Excellence Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors of Canadian Excellence.

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