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Alberta’s Best Workplaces Conference and Awards 2015

Mar 2, 2015


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Alberta Venture would like to thank our Co-presenting sponsors HRIA and Alberta Blue Cross and our sponsors Careers: The Next Generation and SureCall Contact Centres for their support in making this year’s event a great success. We celebrated Alberta’s Best Workplaces on May 25, 2015 at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary.

To learn more about our winners & finalists, click here

Listen below to hear from Alberta’s Best Workplaces keynote speaker Dr. David Posen (Starting at 12:22)

Alberta Venture would also like to thank everyone who attended the conference and awards and its sponsors for their support in making this year’s event a great success.

To be notified for next year’s program, please click here

Please note: Alberta’s Best Workplaces 2016 event will be in November, not in June as it has for the last several years. Sign up for our newsletter to keep informed of this and all the other Alberta Venture programs and events.

David Posen HeadshotKeynote Speaker
Dr. David Posen is an author and former family doctor from Oakville, ON. Two decades ago, he noticed that the workplace was at least partially responsible for many of the health problems his patients had – high blood pressure, heart problems and depression, to name a few. So he started writing books and speaking out about the problem and the potential solutions. His latest book, Is Work Killing You? A Doctor’s Prescription for Treating Workplace Stress, offers ideas that workers, managers and companies can implement to lower stress levels. He is now a much-in-demand speaker and seminar leader.

Exhibitor Podcasts

DOOR Training’s Stephan Brandt talks about the brand new service he’ll be promoting at the conference

Emergenetics Canada’s Tara-Lee Goerlitz discusses the innovative approach taken by her organization

Angus One Professional Recruitment’s Mark Gendy says his company is looking to gain some exposure in the Alberta market

Benefits, Perks & Incentives

  • Melcor Developments
  • Packers Plus
  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Rogers Insurance – Winner
  • Yardstick – Testing & Training Experts


  • Calgary Alternative Support Services
  • Diversified Transportation Ltd.
  • Livestock Water Recycling
  • Tundra Petroleum Services
  • Westcan Bulk Transport – Winner

Environmentally Conscious

  • Integrated Sustainability Consultants
  • Lafarge Canada Inc.
  • Manasc Isaac Architects
  • OEM Remanufacturing – Winner
  • Royal Glenora Club

Health & Safety

  • Capital Power
  • Edmonton Regional Airport Authority – Winner
  • GCS Energy Services
  • Northern Mat & Bridge
  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation


  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • ATB Financial – Winner
  • Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP
  • RedBloom Salon
  • SPLICE Software Inc

Training & Development

  • Alberta Motor Association – Winner
  • Carewest
  • Collins Barrow calgary LLP
  • VistaVu Solutions
  • Workers Compensation Board – Alberta

Volunteerism & Community Involvement

  • Davis LLP
  • KPMG Management Services
  • PCL Construction – Winner
  • Rohit Group
  • Tetra Tech

Best Overall Under 100 Employees

  • Collins Barrow Calgary LLP
  • Energy Navigator
  • PumpWELL Solutions
  • SPLICE Software Inc – Winner
  • Yardstick – Testing & Training Experts

Best Overall 100 – 750 Employees

  • Aux Sable
  • Entrec
  • GCS Energy Services
  • Melcor Developments – Winner
  • Scott Builders

Best Overall More Than 750 Employees

  • Alberta Motor Association
  • ATB Financial
  • Diversified Transportation Ltd.
  • EnerFlex Ltd
  • PCL Construction – Winner

Date: May 25, 2015
Location: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Conference & Awards Dinner: $450 + GST
Awards Dinner Only: $150 + GST

  • Registration: 11:30am
  • Lunch & Keynote Speech: 12:00pm to 1:15pm
  • Concurrent Sessions: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Conversation Cafe: 3:15pm – 4:00pm
  • Panel Discussion: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
  • Cocktail Networking Reception: 5:30pm
  • Awards Dinner: 6:15pm – 8:00pm

All Alberta’s Best Workplaces finalists will receive one complimentary ticket to the conference and awards dinner.

If you have questions please call 780-990-0839 ext 244 or click here to email 

Alberta’s Best Workplaces submission forms will be assessed by a team of Alberta
Venture editors, HRIA members, and human resource executives. All decisions of the selection panel are final.

  • Companies must have operations in Alberta.
  • Companies must have more than five employees. Responses to this submission form will be assessed by an independent selection panel.
  • IMPORTANT: Applicants will be considered in a maximum of two categories. We ask that applicants indicate their first and second preferences. If they are not a finalist in the category of their first preference, they may, at the discretion of the judging panel, be considered for their second choice.
  • All applicants will be considered for the three Overall Best Workplace awards according to the number of employees.

  • Submission Deadline Extended to February 27, 2015
  • Finalists will be announced and contacted in March 2015. Award winners will be revealed at the awards dinner held in Calgary in May 2015.

Alberta’s Best Workplaces Conference and Awards Dinner

  • May 25, 2015 – A half-day conference will be held in Calgary on May 25, 2015 and will consist of a keynote speaker, information sessions and a panel discussion with representatives from the 2014 Best Workplaces Award winners. Attendees will learn how to create a unique corporate culture and how to be a leader in employee development. Following the conference, we’ll celebrate the success of Alberta’s top employers and announce the award winners.

Contact us to register over the phone or with any questions you may have.
1-780-990-0839 ext 244 or email