Moving Forward with Excellence

 Monday November 7th, 2022

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

222 Bremner Blvd

Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

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
Topic:  Moving forward with excellence by leveraging the World’s largest untapped mental health resource
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. – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Address
Claudia Harvey, Global Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist
Topic:  About Face: Achieving Success Through Adversity
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Award Presentations
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

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

  • Mary Deacon, C.M., Chair, Bell Let’s Talk
  • Mitch Fairrais, Founder and Board member, Sock 4 Souls Canada
  • Phyllis Webstad, Founder and Ambassador, Orange Shirt 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.

Panel Discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Tabatha Bull, CEO Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

  • Marc Andrews, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police
  • Roberto Hausman, Founder, Diversity Leaders Alliance
  • Phyllis Webstad, Founder and Ambassador, Orange Shirt Society
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. How to Win Friends and Influence People
Nicole Sandow, Peak Performance Trainer, Dale Carnegie
Topic: Expand your success by expanding your comfort zone
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Organizational Excellence Award Presentations
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Canada Order of Excellence Award Presentations
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 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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Cocktail and Supporting Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsors

Alectra Utilities logo
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Howatt HR Logo
City of Markham logo
Optimity Enterprises
York Region logo

In-kind Sponsors

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Media Sponsors

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Each year, the ​Performance ​Excellence ​Summit ​& ​Canada ​Awards ​for ​Excellence ​attracts ​500+ ​leaders ​and ​decision-makers ​from ​all ​sectors ​and ​includes ​a ​line-up ​of ​high ​profile ​speakers, ​presentation ​of ​the ​Canada ​Awards ​for ​Excellence ​and ​Board ​of ​Governors’ ​Special ​Recognition ​of ​Achievement ​Award. Don’t miss out!

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