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Winners of the 2018 National HR Awards announced!

More than 150 professionals gathered at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton in downtown Toronto on Sept. 27 to celebrate the National HR Awards. 

The fourth annual awards, presented by Canadian HR Reporter, honoured the top HR practices in the country - and gave the professionals the hardware to back it up.

Emceed by Todd Humber, publisher and editor-in-chief, it was a night of celebrations.

The standing-room only crowd heard the amazing story of Brian Knowler, a police officer, lawyer and author who told his story. In 2004, he responded to an accident scene involving one of his best friends from university. He talked about the importance of helping employees struggling with mental health issues.

Learn from the winners

See the full list of winners - including videos - on our winners page.


Looking forward to 2019

The 2019 National HR Awards will be held on Nov. 19 at the Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto.

Nominations will open on April 1, 2019. The deadline to submit nominations is Sept. 13. new for 2019! We're adding new categories to recognize the work of HR teams and individuals.

A big thanks to the judges for the National HR Awards, who donate their time and expertise to evaluating the entries from across the country. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Contact Paul Burton at paul.burton@tr.com or (416) 649-9928 for sponsorship information for the 2019 National HR Awards.

Memories from 2017

More than 120 professionals from across Canada gathered in downtown Toronto last fall to celebrate the winners of the third annual National HR Awards.

Get your nominations in today and join us as we celebrate the 2018 winners. 

To see all the great photos from last year, see the full gallery from 2017.

The National HR Awards are proudly presented by Canadian HR Reporter

Contact Us

If you would like information about sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales, contact Paul Burton at 416-649-9928  or paul.burton@thomsonreuters.com


The 2018 National HR Awards is the pre-eminent award program designed to celebrate Canada's best HR practices. Ultimately, it is about sharing best practices of employers to reflect the maturity of Canadian HR departments.

Submit your nomination here


For more information or to confirm your sponsorship, please contact Paul Burton at 416-649-9928 or paul.burton@thomsonreuters.com