Congratulations to our 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

Awards of Excellence Program, Award Recipients

By Sharon Graham.

It is my pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2018 Awards of Excellence Program recipients. This year’s competition proved rigorous with 40 candidates selected from all the submissions received.  I’d like to offer special thanks to our 2018 team of judges who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the recipients this year – this was not an easy task!

CPC’s  membership comprises some of the very best in our profession. Please do send your congratulations to this year’s Awards of Excellence winners, honourable mentions, and nominees!


Outstanding Career Professional

Winner: Amy Watt

Honourable Mention: Tanya Kett

Nominees: Peter Bordo | Wanda Kusumajuda

Outstanding Community Outreach Strategist

Honourable Mention: Peter Bordo

Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist

Winner: Daisy Wright

Nominees: Amy Watt | Brent Warman

Outstanding Résumé – Career Change

Winner: Kamee Gilmore

Honourable Mentions: Arno Markus | Lori Jazvac | Michael McClure

Nominees: Jennifer Miller | Jude Gaal | Linda Kiernan | Marian Bernard | Skye Berry-Burke

Outstanding Résumé – Creative

Winner: Kamee Gilmore

Honourable Mentions: Janet Nicholson | Skye Berry-Burke

Nominees: Jennifer Miller | Erika Mendonca-DeSilva | Holly Hagan

Outstanding Résumé – Executive

Winner: Adrienne Tom

Honourable Mention: Arno Markus

Nominees: Holly Hagan | Lori Jazvac

Outstanding Résumé – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP)

Winner: Adrienne Tom

Honourable Mentions: Jennifer Miller | Skye Berry-Burke

Nominees: Karen Shane | Wanda Kusumajuda

Outstanding Résumé – New Graduate (Entry-Level Professional)

Winner: Kamee Gilmore

Nominees: Christine Cristiano | Erika Mendonca-DeSilva

Outstanding Résumé – Technical

Winner: Adrienne Tom

Honourable Mention: Arno Markus

Nominees: Elaine Piper | Lori Jazvac

Outstanding Social Media Strategist

Honourable Mention: Holly Hagan

Outstanding Volunteer Contributor (Executive Director’s Award)

This year, I was extremely pleased to award the Executive Director’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to five exceptionally admirable members of Career Professionals of Canada. Each of these members has gone far above and beyond in supporting CPC in our initiatives. I am also pleased to award Honourable Mentions to five volunteer teams for completing outstanding work on behalf of CPC.


Christine Cristiano for her dedication to collecting resources and ramping up our Career Club.

Maureen McCann for conceiving and implementing constructive initiatives throughout the year.

Patricia Watson for accepting an unusually high workload this year as a CRS Certification Assessor.

Tanya Kett for her consistent and flawless contributions to our CPC news feed.

Taranum Khan for her ongoing outreach and for referring numerous members to CPC.

Honourable Mentions:

Social Media Team for exceptional work done to deploy CPC’s social media campaign in the last year. I have been electrified and in awe of the massive amount of meaningful content posted on our social media platforms. I especially appreciate the effort made in putting the focus on attracting, retaining, and maintaining CPC members from across Canada.

Ambassador Team for outstanding work done to promote CPC in the last year. I am thrilled to specifically recognize the team for putting so much effort into reaching out to potential, new, and existing CPC members. I especially appreciate the effort made in setting up and deploying your meetups across Canada.

Tele-networking Team for developing, managing, moderating, and note-taking for our tele-networking program. Since formalizing the program at the beginning of last year, the team has not missed a beat. Every session has provided CPC members with meaningful discussions and useful tips and resources that will enhance their effectiveness as career professionals.

Communications Team for the great amount of exceptional content produced over the course of a year. The team populated our news feed with relevant and useful posts every single week without fail. Topics are pertinent, on-point, and meaningful for career professionals, informing and developing practitioners across Canada.

Certification Team for the consistent and detailed work that they contribute to ensure that our Certification program is managed effectively. I am especially thankful to all the certification assessors for reviewing and evaluating submissions throughout the year. They are always meticulous, and they turn around assessments seamlessly within tight deadlines.

I would also like to thank all of CPC’s ad hoc volunteers and silent partners who help make Career Professionals of Canada an outstanding organization.


CPC is now receiving submissions for the 2019 Awards of Excellence Program. Find out how you can be nominated in 2019.

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated. It’s been another great year!

Your number one fan,

Sharon Graham, 

Executive Director of Career Professionals of Canada

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