HR Excellence Awards Overview



Thursday, April 4, 2019

The HR Excellence 
Awards gives us an opportunity to showcase the great work of HR professionals and share emerging best practices in Human Resources. 

The HR Excellence Awards include two types of awards - Business Excellence Awards and Professional Excellence Awards. The Business Excellence Awards include four categories which align with the key professional practices of Human Resource Professionals while the five Professional Excellence Awards are designed to recognize specific individuals for their unique contributions.

CPHR Manitoba encourages organizations and individuals to nominate themselves or others for an Excellence Award by submitting an application to the CPHR Manitoba office. When submitting your initiative consider how the project was innovative, creative and collaborative and the overall impact to the organization. Ensure your submission clearly aligns to a specific award. We recognize that several awards could potentially have implications in another award category; however, for the purpose of evaluation, your submission must directly relate to only one award category.


Business Excellence Awards

These awards recognize large and small Manitoba businesses that have harnessed the power of HR to advance their business goals. Organizations that have successfully demonstrated leadership in Human Resource programs or services by creating, developing, and implementing related initiatives that have resulted in significant and measurable benefits to their organization are eligible. Organizations can be nominated in the following categories in either the small/medium business category (<250 employees) or the large business category (>250 employees):

  • Employee Development, Relations and Total Rewards Award
  • Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace Award
  • Organizational Strategy and Engagement Award
  • Workforce Planning and Talent Management Award

Professional Excellence Awards

These awards recognize individuals who apply their expertise to the objectives of their organization and the people they support. 

  • CPHR Manitoba Scholarship Awards
  • Rising Star Award
  • HR Professional of the Year Award
  • HR Executive of the Year Award 
  • HR Patron of the Year Award



The Fellow CPHR award is a prestigious honourary award that recognizes members who have made exemplary contributions to the profession. The FCHRP 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 14, 2018 will be recognized at the 2019 HR Excellence Awards. 

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



Congratulations to our new Fellow CPHR Roma Thorlakson and the 2019 award winners!

Professional Excellence Awards
CPHR Manitoba Scholarship for Accredited Certificate for Diploma Program Students
Jay Michno
CPHR Manitoba Scholarship for Degree Program Students
Jayden Joseph
Rising Star Award
Brittany Enns, CPHR Candidate, RAPID RTC
Jennifer Harding, CPHR Candidate, MacDon Industries

HR Professional of the Year Award
Laura Matlashewski, CPHR, Manitoba Public Insurance
HR Executive of the Year Award
Janice Harper, CPHR, NFI Group


Business Excellence Awards

Employee Development, Relations & Total Rewards Award - Small/Medium Business Category 
F.H. Black & Company Chartered Professional Accountants Inc.

Health, Wellness & Safe Workplace Award - Small/Medium Business Category 
Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network
Organizational Strategy & Engagement Award - Small/Medium Business Category
GHY International
Organizational Strategy & Engagement Award - Large Business Category
The University of Winnipeg


To see a full list of this year's nominees, click here


Here is a link to photos from our 2019 HR Excellence Awards

Here is a link to photos from our 2018 HR Excellence Awards

Here is a link to photos from our 2017 HR Excellence Awards 

Here is a link to photos from our 2016 HR Excellence Awards

Here is a link to photos from our 2015 HR Excellence Awards

Here is a link to photos from our 2014 Excellence in Leadership Awards Gala

Here is a link to photos from our 2013 Excellence in Leadership Awards Gala




Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
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tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email.

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