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HR Professional Awards

Nominations Close January 1, 2021 

The HR Professional Awards will take place in conjunction with CPHR Saskatchewan’s 14th Annua
l Conference taking place on March 23-24, 2021 in Saskatoon. These awards will showcase outstanding human resource achievements in Saskatchewan and honour individuals who inspire above-average people practices. 

Nomination applications are represented from across CPHR Saskatchewan's 1,200 members. The nominees are then reviewed and selected by a judging committee comprised of members of the CPHR Saskatchewan Board of Directors.


The Rising Star Award recognizes and publicly honours a CPHR Saskatchewan member in the first 5 years of his/her career who demonstrates great promise as a future leader in the Saskatchewan human resources community.

Early career excellence includes:

  • Fostering long-term success in organizations
  • Innovating, enriching, supporting and championing HR policies, programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrating effective leadership skills
  • Striving for personal excellence
  • Dedication to continuing education and learning
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the profession of human resources
  • Volunteerism and community involvement

HR Team of the Year Award is granted to an HR Team that plays a key role in driving the performance and reputation of an organization, are catalysts for organization-wide change, and serve as trusted advisors on organizational strategy. The team must include at least one CPHR Saskatchewan member with the CPHR designation.  

Criteria includes:

  • Provides strategic alignment of HR functions with corporate strategy, and can envision the big picture
  • Creates and implements innovative solutions
  • Has the ability to execute
  • Results oriented - someone who gets things done
  • Ability to influence change
  • Plays a key role in driving the performance and reputation of an organization

The Distinguished Career Award is awarded to a CPHR Saskatchewan member with at least 15 years of experience in Human Resources who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the human resources profession in their organization and the HR community in Saskatchewan at the senior or executive level.

Excellence at the executive level includes:

  • Significant contribution to the HR Profession
  • Understanding current governance principles and methods
  • Participation in Strategic Planning processes
  • Supporting the development of relevant vision, mission, values and goals
  • Identifying current and future human resources needs to support the organization’s strategic goals, objectives or business plan
  • Influences others with respect to the value of HR
  • Effective human resources leadership
  • Personal attributes that demonstrate inherent understanding of HR, and ability to have impact beyond their own role
  • Displays solid work ethic, dedication and innovation

Important Dates:

Nominations Open
: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Nominations Close: Friday, January 1, 2021
Recipient Notifications: TBD
Recipient Photo/Video shoots: TBD
Recipient Announced: Tuesday, March 23, 2021


Nicole Norton Scott, B.Admin, CPHR
Executive Director/Registrar

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Saskatchewan (CPHR Saskatchewan)
#210, 3501 8th Street East / Saskatoon, Sask. / S7H 0W5
tel: 306.242.2747  / email: 

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