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Air Canada Wins Top Award for Innovative HR Programmes

Air Canada has been named winner of the 2023 HRD Innovative HR Teams award.

The award, from leading human resource publication HRD Canada, recognises organisations which have taken a leadership position by successfully implementing innovative and forward-thinking human resource programmes.

“At Air Canada, we see our people as valuable assets, and we continue to invest in a multitude of innovative and progressive human resource programs including in recruitment, diversity and inclusion, wellness, reward and recognition, to attract and retain global talent. Moreover, we have fostered our corporate culture to consider sustainability and social good aspects in our strategic decision making, and this in turn has resulted in a wide range of opportunities to cultivate employee engagement in important causes that make a difference. We are thrilled to be recognised by HRD Canada for our work transforming HR into an organization that supports people and builds meaningful connections and purpose,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Public Affairs.

HRD Canada‘s Innovative HR Teams 2023 report recognized firms that are breaking boundaries to move the HR industry forward. Companies were invited to submit entries showcasing HR teams that have agile, bold and forward-thinking people strategies. Nominations focused on areas including talent management, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and HR technology. HRD Canada objectively assessed companies for detailed information, true innovation and proven success — along with benchmarking against the other entries — to determine the winners.

Air Canada has been recognized numerous times for its forward-thinking programs in human resources, corporate culture and employee engagement. Recent awards include:

  • One of Canada’s Best Employers 2023 by Forbes
  • One of the World’s Best Employers 2022 by Forbes
  • One of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022 by Forbes
  • One of Montreal Top Employers 2022 by Mediacorp (for the ninth consecutive year)
  • Payworks Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy at the Canadian HR Awards 2022
Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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