Announcing Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013 TORONTO, November 21, 2013 – Waterstone Human Capital, one of Canada’s leading retaine

   
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Announcing Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013

TORONTO, November 21, 2013 – Waterstone Human Capital, one of Canada’s leading retained executive search firms specializing in recruiting for fit, is proud to announce the national winners of the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2013 program. The performance of these organizations, in terms of a three-year average revenue growth, has significantly outpaced the S&P/TSX 60 by over 900 percent, or nine times.

Ten organizations are recognized as national winners in each of the following four categories for 2013:
• Enterprise (revenues above $500 million)
• Mid-Market (revenues over $100 million to $500 million)
• Growth & Small Cap (revenues under $100 million), and
• Broader Public sector

By category and in alphabetical order, the winners are:

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2013 – Growth and Small Cap
DevFacto – Edmonton, AB
Discount Car and Truck Rentals – Toronto, ON
First Calgary Financial – Calgary, AB
Global Relay – Vancouver, BC
ICOM Productions – Calgary, ON
Klick Health – Toronto, ON
Macadamian Technologies – Gatineau, QC
Spence Diamonds – Vancouver, BC
Trimark Sportswear Group – Richmond Hill, ON
Verafin – St. John’s, NL

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2013 – Mid-Market
1-800-GOT-JUNK – Vancouver, BC
Bison Transport – Winnipeg, MB
Blinds To Go Inc. – Montreal, QC
Ceridian HCM – Markham, ON
Coastal Contacts Inc. – Vancouver, BC
G Adventures – Toronto, ON
Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. – Mississauga, ON
O’Regan’s – Dartmouth, NS
Paladin Security Group – Burnaby, BC
The Sovereign General Insurance Company – Calgary, AB

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2013 – Enterprise
3M Canada – London, ON
Bruce Power – Tiverton, ON
Canadian Western Bank – Edmonton, AB
Cisco Canada – Toronto, ON
EllisDon Corporation – Mississauga, ON
Maple Leaf Foods – Toronto, ON
Nestlé Canada – North York, ON
Oxford Properties – Toronto, ON
Procter & Gamble – Toronto, ON
Softchoice Corporation – Toronto, ON

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2013 – Broader Public Sector
Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Ottawa, ON
Free The Children – Toronto, ON
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital – Toronto, ON
SAIT – Calgary, AB
Southlake Regional Health Centre – Newmarket, ON
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation – Toronto, ON
Travel Alberta – Calgary, AB
Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS
World Vision – Mississauga, ON

“In our work at Waterstone we partner with entrepreneurial-minded leaders of high-growth organizations to help them recruit for fit and provide counsel on human capital issues to drive performance,” said Marty Parker, chief executive officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. “What’s so impressive about this diverse list of 2013 winners is their shared belief that their culture is their competitive advantage – whether they are a leading high-growth e-retailer or a not-for-profit foundation. They know that in building and sustaining a great culture that this will result in great performance.“

“This award recognizes the importance of great workplaces, but more importantly – great workplaces where culture drives performance,” said Heather Connelly, managing director of Waterstone’s broader public sector practice. “Culture is the one thing that distinguishes an organization, and in the broader public sector, with its multiple bottom lines and a necessity to forge results in ambiguity, a strong culture is essential for strong performance.”

Fast Facts – Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
• This is the 9th year of the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program
• Over 600 organizations were nominated
• The program’s 30-member Board of Governors, consisting of top executives from many leading organizations across Canada, voted on the submissions in early November and chose the 10 winners in each of the four categories.
• Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada’s 10 gala and summit, to be held on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at the Hilton in Toronto.

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013 Program Partners:
Founder and Presenter: Waterstone Human Capital
Brand, Technology , and Marketing Partner: Design Lab
Media Partner: The National Post
Vancouver Partner: Mr. Lube
Calgary Partner: TELUS
Toronto Partner: Acklands-Grainger

About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™: The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital, a leading retained executive search and human capital advisory firm specializing in recruiting and aligning human capital for fit for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. This national program, now in its ninth year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

About Waterstone Human Capital: At Waterstone, we recruit for fit. We are one of Canada’s leading retained executive search firms partnering with entrepreneurial-minded leaders of high-growth organizations across North America, to help them unleash the power of their corporate culture. Waterstone is a firm founded and run by entrepreneurs, so we understand business from an entrepreneur’s perspective. And as proud founders and presenters of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Waterstone is also at the forefront of best practices in culture and fit.

Contact:
Lindsey Evanoff
Communications and Marketing Associate
Waterstone Human Capital
(416) 408-4545 x 234

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