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2013 Alberta’s Best Workplaces Conference & Awards

May 19, 2013

by Alberta Venture Staff


Table of Contents

Conference & Awards Dinner

Category Finalists & Winners

Previous Winners

2014 Application

About Our Program Partner

Sponsorship Opportunities

—The Best Workplaces Conference & Awards Dinner—

The 2013 Best Workplaces Conference & Awards Dinner was the BEST YET! Alberta Venture would like to thank our program partner CHRP, our presenting sponsor Davies Park and our supporting sponsors Alberta Blue Cross, Careers: The Next Generation, Contemporary Office Interiors, Hay Group, Kudos and Sandler Training. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners! The selection wouldn’t of been possible without the panel of judges, thank you to Connie Scott, Heather Yewchuk and Mike Kerr.

To read the full editorial profiles of all the 2013 Best Workplaces, click here.



Alberta’s Best Workplace Conference & Awards


Lunch Keynote Address by Jonathan Wolske, Culture Evangelist for Zappos


Leadership Workshop: Jeff Melanson, President, The Banff Centre


Productivity Workshop: Lori Schmidt, CEO, Productivity Alberta


Conversation Cafe: Hamish Knox, Sandler Training hosting a table


Panel Discussion: Bruce Rabik, Rogers Insurance, Karen Cooper, MNP LLP, Doug McLean, Incite and Kimberley McNabb, Arcurve Inc.


Guests checking in for the Awards Dinner


Pre-Reception Networking & Cocktails


Group Shot of all the finalists and winners

For all the photos, please visit our Facebook page, by clicking here

—Best Workplace Conference & Award Videos—

Highlights from Jonathan’s keynote address

—Award Category Finalists & Winners—

To learn more about the winning companies, please click on their name to be directed to their website.

To read the full editorial profiles of all the 2013 Best Workplaces, click here.

Working Parents

Health & Safety

Training & Development

  • Epcor Utilities Inc.
  • Nexen Inc.
  • SAIT Polytechnic (WIN)
  • Williams Engineering Canada
  • Lakeland Centre for FASD



  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • C-FER Technologies Inc.
  • Fully Managed
  • Incite (WIN)

Volunteerism & Community Involvement

  • Alliance Pipeline Ltd.
  • Capital Power Corporation
  • Lakeland Credit Union
  • Vermilion Energy (WIN)

Environmentally Conscious

Benefits, Perks & Incentives

Overall (Fewer than 100 employees)

  • C-FER Technologies Inc.
  • Fully Managed (WIN)
  • Orbis Engineering Field Services
  • Travel Alberta

Overall (100-750 employees)

Overall (Over 750 employees)

Previous Winners

The 2012 Best Workplaces Winners and Finalists

The 2011 Best Workplaces Winners and Finalists

The 2010 Best Workplaces Winners and Finalists

The 2009 Best Workplaces Winners and Finalists

The 2008 Best Workplaces Winners and Finalists

Apply to the 2014 Program

Click here to be notified when the 2014 application form becomes available.

Our Program Partner

CHRP- The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is a nationally recognized level of achievement within the field of human resources. It demonstrates a high standard for knowledge, performance and professionalism that safeguards the interests of employers, employees and the business community. The Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) is the CHRP source within the province of Alberta. For more information visit

—Sponsorship Opportunities —

If you are interested in sponsoring the Alberta’s Best Workplaces program, please contact Anita McGillis at 1-403-228-4337 ext. 229, or email