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Now in its sixth year, the Canadian HR Awards has become the biggest and most prestigious showcase of excellence in the HR sector in Canada.

By recognizing the companies and individuals across the entire spectrum of human resources and celebrating the industry's successes, the Canadian HR Awards continues to inspire an industry fostered on leadership, service, innovation, support and principle, all of which have continuously driven the industry forward.

Our winners and finalists deserve the night of their lives – and that’s what we give them. Our annual black-tie gala brings together a stellar community of the biggest names in the industry, past award recipients and rising stars throughout Canada. Over 720 professionals attended last year’s gala.

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Nan Oldroyd
Director, Talent Management, George Brown College

Nan Oldroyd is the Director, Talent Management at George Brown College. In this newly created role, her priority is to build a Talent Management Centre of expertise to support the 4,000 staff who provide outstanding educational services to 100,000 students. Prior to this, Nan was a Vice-President, Human Resources at Loblaw Companies Limited, where she led HR strategy for businesses with $16B revenue and 33,000 employees. She was also a Senior Director there who led talent management nationally for this $30B organization. In the past, Nan has held increasingly progressive roles at companies with revenue up to $5B, as many as 2,800 sites and up to 25,000 employees (Toys R Us, Costco Wholesale, Tim Horton’s and The Home Depot).

Nan is a Director on the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Board and The Stop Community Food Centre’s Board. She is also a member of HRPA’s HR Professional Magazine Editorial Advisory Board and a Special Advisor to CivicAction’s Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers initiative. She has her Master’s degree in Work, Organization and Leadership and her Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation. Nan has been recognized with HRPA’s Outstanding Senior Human Resources Professional Award. As well, she has been named a Diversity Champion by Women of Influence and been selected as a CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow.