Alberta’s Best Workplaces 2012

Building upon Alberta’s current momentum and red-hot economy, Alberta Venture recognizes those Alberta-based companies leading the way in corporate culture and human resource development

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Thanks to everyone that attended the 2012 Best Workplaces Conference! It was a terrific success and we’ll be doing it again next year.

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Alberta’s Best Workplaces Conference Info

For the past 6 years Alberta Venture has ranked and profiled Alberta’s best workplaces in our May issue. This year, in addition to our magazine feature, online content and signature awards reception, we will be producing a unique half day Best Workplaces conference. This conference will showcase the best practices and policies that leading HR managers have enacted in their companies for the education and discussion of an influential business audience.

Featuring sessions on:

  • Creating a unique corporate culture
  • Being a leader in employee development
  • Managing a muti-generational workforce
  • Motivating and rewarding teams
  • Getting results and inspire innovation in your staff

Conference Schedule

  • Registration – 11:30 am
  • Lunch with keynote address – 12 noon to 1 :45 pm (Managing a multi-generational Workforce)
  • Concurrent Sessions – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Creating a Culture of Loyalty and How to Build an Innovative and Productive Workforce)
  • Conversation Cafe – 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Panel – 4:00 to 5:00 pm (Featuring executives from 2011 award winners)
  • Awards Reception – 5:30 pm with presentation commencing at 6:00pm

Speaker Information

Lunch Keynote Michelle Ray, Founder, Lead Yourself First Institute
Session: Creating a Culture of Loyalty Bea Bohm-Meyer, President/Founder, Bohm-Meyer Group
Session: How to Build an Innovative and Productive Workforce Glenda Rouleau, Director – Human Resources, Riata Partners
Panel Discussion Moderator Nora Molina, Executive Director, HRIA
Panelist Andrew Lawman, AVP, Employee Engagement from Servus Credit Union – Best Overall Workplace 2011
Panelist Corinne Warwaruk, Talent Adviser for Deloitte – Best Workplace for Diversity 2011

The 2012 Alberta’s Best Workplaces Finalists

Keynote Speaker:
Best Overall Workplace
(fewer than 100 employees)
Best Overall Workplace
(101 to 750 employees)
Best Overall Workplace
(more than 750 employees)
– Collins Barrow LLP
– DevFacto Technologies Inc.
– Incite
– Momentum Community Economic Development Society
– Crescent Point Energy Corp.
– Rogers Insurance Ltd.
– Terracon Geotechnique Ltd.
– Vermilion Energy Inc.
– Carewest
– Epcor Utilities Ltd.
– Servus Credit Union Ltd.
Working Parents
Health & Safety
Training & Development
– Fekete Associates Inc.
– Nurse Next Door
– Tantus Solutions Inc.
– Alberta Blue Cross
– Carewest
– SAIT Polytechnic
– Terracon Geotechnique Ltd.
– All Weather Windows
– Capital Power Corp.
– DevFacto Technologies Inc.
– Dynalife DX
– DevFacto Technologies Inc.
– Habañero Consulting Group
– Incite
– Read Jones Christoffersen
– All Weather Windows
– Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
– Syncrude Canada Ltd.
– Enbridge Inc.
– Landmark Group
– Manasc Isaac Architects Ltd.
– Momentum Community Economic Development Society
Volunteerism & Community Inv.
Perks & Incentives
– BluEra
– Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
– Syncrude Canada Ltd.
– Crescent Point Energy Corp.
– David Aplin Group
– Rogers Insurance Ltd.
– Vermilion Energy Inc.
– Alberta Motor Association
– Collins Barrow LLP
– CoreTech Staffing & Professional Services

For five years, Alberta Venture has recognized those Alberta-based companies leading the way in corporate culture and human resource development with the annual Alberta’s Best Workplaces program. The 2012 program is presented by Alberta Venture, the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, and Davies Park Executive Search Consulting.

A ‘best workplace’ company is one dedicated to building and sustaining a prosperous, forward-thinking organization that values its greatest asset – people. These leading organizations are able to attract and sustain quality employees in this high demand labour market.

Companies selected for the list will be featured in the cover story of Alberta Venture’s May 2012 issue and extensively covered online at They’ll also receive VIP invites to the Best Workplaces Conference in 2012.

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The 2011 Alberta’s Best Workplaces Program

The 2011 Alberta’s Best Workplaces awards reception was held on April 26, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton. Access our exclusive web-only coverage and:

View the complete Alberta’s Best Workplaces lists from 2008-2010:

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