2020 Professional Excellence Awards



CPHR Manitoba advances the human resource profession. That's why the CPHR Manitoba Professional Excellence Awards recognize individuals who apply their expertise to the objectives of their organization and the people they support. 


Professional Excellence Award Categories

CPHR Manitoba Scholarship Award

One scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled in a Degree program with an outstanding portfolio of academic, leadership, extra-curricular and human resource activities.

One scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled in an Accredited Certificate or Diploma Program with an outstanding portfolio of academic, leadership, extra-curricular and human resource activities.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • CPHR Manitoba student member in good standing 
  • Currently enrolled in a full-time program of study in Manitoba majoring in Human Resources 
  • Will maintain full-time student status during Winter term (January-April)
  • Human resources work experience (paid or voluntary)
  • Volunteer experience that requires leadership 

Application Information
Application Template (optional)



The Spark Award
Recognizes HR Professionals with up to ten years of HR experience who have sparked change in their organization, taking ownership and responsibility, in ways that belie their years.

The nominee has/is:

  • New energy
  • Action beyond their years
  • Taking ownership and responsibility 
  • Sparking change



The Momentum Award
Recognizes HR Professionals with over ten years of HR experience who have established their expertise and leadership, become a trusted resource to their colleagues and are moving long term priorities forward.

The nominee has/is:

  • A trusted resource to managers and directors
  • Established expertise
  • Advancing long term programs
  • Influencing policy
  • Taking leadership stances



The Leadership Award
Recognizes executive level HR Professionals who are a trusted resource to organizational leaders, advancing corporate objectives, setting policy and supporting sound governance.

The nominee has/is:

  • Executive level experience
  • A trusted resource to governance, leaders
  • Advancing corporate objectives
  • Setting policy



The Visionary Award
Recognizes executives who endorse, support or champion the HR function within their organization. Intended for 
individual’s outside of the HR field.

The nominee has/is:

  • Demonstrating a commitment to employees
  • Involving Human Resources leaders in key decisions and strategic planning
  • Leading with integrity
  • Championing a respectful and inclusive workplace
  • Demonstrating vision and addressing future challenges



The Legacy Award
Recognizing HR Professionals who have personified community and corporate leadership, advanced the HR profession and inspired others toward success through their lived example.  

The nominee has/is:

  • Lifetime achievement
  • Community involvement and corporate leadership
  • Advancing the HR profession
  • Inspiring



Past Nominees  

Reading through the nominations of past nominees may assist you in completing your application by giving you ideas of what others have been recognized for. 

View past nominees



The Fellow CPHR award is a prestigious honourary award that recognizes members who have made exemplary contributions to the profession. The FCPHR recognizes leadership, outstanding achievement and exceptional contribution to the profession.

Applications for the Fellow CPHR are accepted on a continuing basis. Successful recipients whose application has been received prior to December 13, 2019 will be recognized at the 2020 HR Excellence Awards. 

For more information on nominating someone as an FCPHR, click here



CLICK HERE to complete a Part One application today!

Part One application deadline: November 8, 2019


Information Sessions

CPHR Manitoba hosts information sessions throughout the fall to help answer your questions in person and guide you through the process. Join us for one of our upcoming sessions by clicking one of the links below.

Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00PM 

Friday, October 4 at 12:00PM

Thursday, October 24 at 12:00PM

Thursday, November 7 at 12:00PM

For more information, please contact:

Madison Takeuchi
Events & Programs Coordinator

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email. hello@cphrmb.ca

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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