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CPC Awards of Excellence Recipients

Awards of Excellence Program Recipients

CPC Awards of Excellence Recipients

Congratulations to all of Career Professionals of Canada's Awards of Excellence program Winners, Honourable Mentions and Nominees!

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2019 Awards of Excellence

Outstanding Career Leader

Outstanding Career Professional

Outstanding Social Media Strategist

Outstanding Community Outreach Strategist

Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist

Outstanding Résumé – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP)

Outstanding Résumé – New Graduate (Entry-Level Professional)

Outstanding Résumé – Career Change

Outstanding Résumé – Technical

Outstanding Résumé – Creative

Outstanding Résumé – Executive

Executive Director’s Awards – Outstanding Volunteer Contributors

These exceptional CPC volunteers are recipients of the Executive Director’s Award for 2019:

  • Adrienne Tom for establishing and leading CPC’s new Social Media Program.

  • Christine Cristiano for her supportive presence on CPC’s Facebook Group and Resource Lead.

  • Daisy Wright for championing CPC’s Twitter Chat program as CPC’s Twitter Team Lead.

  • Dorothy Keenan for establishing and managing CPC’s new member outreach program.

  • Jayne Barron for founding and managing CPC’s new webinar program.

  • Jennifer Miller for her thorough in-depth CRS assessment reviews.

  • June Cho for her ongoing work as our primary CCS assessor.

  • Kathy Weston for her long-term contribution to the CPC Certification program.

  • Lori Jazvac for her unique, thoughtful, and consistent contributions to the CPC Newsfeed.

  • Marian Bernard for her long-term contribution and lightning-fast tele-networking notetaking.

  • Maureen McCann for proactively managing CPC’s Canada Career Month CCM initiatives.

  • Michelle Precourt for her leadership, engagement, and dedication as CPC LinkedIn Team Lead.

  • Nadia Qasmieh for contributing effectively as CPC’s newest CRS assessor.

Honourable mentions go to the following teams for their remarkable contributions to CPC’s growth in the last year:

2018 Awards of Excellence

Outstanding Career Professional

  • Winner: Amy Watt
  • Honourable Mention: Tanya Kett
  • Nominee: Peter Bordo
  • Nominee: Wanda Kusumajuda

Outstanding Community Outreach Strategist

  • Honourable Mention: Peter Bordo

Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist

  • Winner: Daisy Wright
  • Nominee: Amy Watt
  • Nominee: Brent Warman

Outstanding Résumé – Career Change

  • Winner: Kamee Gilmore
  • Honourable Mention: Arno Markus
  • Honourable Mention: Lori Jazvac
  • Honourable Mention: Michael McClure
  • Nominee: Jennifer Miller
  • Nominee: Jude Gaal
  • Nominee: Linda Kiernan
  • Nominee: Marian Bernard
  • Nominee: Skye Berry-Burke

Outstanding Résumé – Creative

  • Winner: Kamee Gilmore
  • Honourable Mention: Janet Nicholson
  • Honourable Mention: Skye Berry-Burke
  • Nominee: Jennifer Miller
  • Nominee: Erika Mendonca-DeSilva
  • Nominee: Holly Hagan

Outstanding Résumé – Executive

  • Winner: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Arno Markus
  • Nominee: Holly Hagan
  • Nominee: Lori Jazvac

Outstanding Résumé – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP)

  • Winner: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Jennifer Miller
  • Honourable Mention: Skye Berry-Burke
  • Nominee: Karen Shane
  • Nominee: Wanda Kusumajuda

Outstanding Résumé – New Graduate (Entry-Level Professional)

  • Winner: Kamee Gilmore
  • Nominee: Christine Cristiano
  • Nominee: Erika Mendonca-DeSilva

Outstanding Résumé – Technical

  • Winner: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Arno Markus
  • Nominee: Elaine Piper
  • Nominee: Lori Jazvac
  • Outstanding Social Media Strategist
  • Honourable Mention: Holly Hagan

Outstanding Volunteer Contributor (Executive Director’s Award)

  • Winner: Christine Cristiano for her dedication to collecting resources and ramping up our Career Club.
  • Winner: Maureen McCann for conceiving and implementing constructive initiatives throughout the year.
  • Winner: Patricia Watson for accepting an unusually high workload this year as CRS Certification Assessor.
  • Winner: Tanya Kett for her consistent and flawless contributions to our CPC news feed.
  • Winner: Taranum Khan for her ongoing outreach and for referring numerous members to CPC.
  • Honourable Mention: Social Media Team
  • Honourable Mention: Ambassador Team
  • Honourable Mention: Tele-networking Team
  • Honourable Mention: Communications Team
  • Honourable Mention: Certification Team

2017 Awards of Excellence

2017 Outstanding Career Leader

  • Winner: Paula Wischoff-Yerama
  • Honourable Mention: Jennifer Jarvis
  • Nominee: Zeb Trazo

2017 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor (Executive Director’s Award)

  • Winner: Trish McNamara
  • Honourable Mention: Carole Marinier
  • Honourable Mention: Stephanie Clark
  • Honourable Mention: Ambassador Team
  • Honourable Mention: Career Club Team

2017 Outstanding Career Professional

  • Winner: Jean-Philippe Michel
  • Honourable Mention: Erika Mendonca-DeSilva
  • Honourable Mention: Lori Jazvac
  • Nominee: Amy Bjerknes
  • Nominee: Brenda Hewgill
  • Nominee: Gayle Draper
  • Nominee: Karen Kirk
  • Nominee: Lee-Anne Geseron
  • Nominee: Taranum Khan

2017 Outstanding Community Outreach Strategist

  • Winner: Gayle Draper
  • Honourable Mention: Peter Bordo
  • Nominee: Trish McNamara

2017 Outstanding Social Media Strategist

  • Winner: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Holly Hagan

2017 Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist

  • Winner: Erika Mendonca-DeSilva
  • Honourable Mention: Paul Olson
  • Nominee: Karen Shane

2017 Outstanding Résumé – Internationally Educated Professional IEP

  • Winner: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Samantha Cabral

2017 Outstanding Résumé – New Graduate Entry Level Professional

  • Winner: Lorraine Morris
  • Honourable Mention: Carrie Wakeford
  • Honourable Mention: Kristin Vandegriend
  • Honourable Mention: Stephanie Clark
  • Nominee: Cherie Wade
  • Nominee: Dorothy Keenan
  • Nominee: Karen Kirk
  • Nominee: Lee-Anne Geseron
  • Nominee: Lori Jazvac
  • Nominee: Michelle Brandes
  • Nominee: Samantha Cabral
  • Nominee: Skye Berry-Burke

2017 Outstanding Résumé – Career Change

  • Winner: Natalie MacLellan
  • Honourable Mention: Kamee Gilmore
  • Nominee: Brent Warman
  • Nominee: Lee-Anne Geseron
  • Nominee: Sally Simpson
  • Nominee: Stephanie Clark

2017 Outstanding Résumé – Technical

  • Winner: Kristin Vandegriend
  • Honourable Mention: Lori Jazvac
  • Honourable Mention: Skye Berry-Burke

2017 Outstanding Résumé – Executive

  • Winner: Stephanie Clark
  • Honourable Mention: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Dorothy Keenan
  • Nominee: Erika Mendonca-DeSilva
  • Nominee: Holly Hagan
  • Nominee: Lorraine Morris
  • Nominee: Natalie MacLellan
  • Nominee: Samantha Cabral
  • Nominee: Skye Berry-Burke

2017 Outstanding Résumé – Creative

  • Winner: Natalie MacLellan
  • Honourable Mention: Jennifer Miller
  • Nominee: Christine Cristiano

2016 Awards of Excellence

Upon approval, you will be automatically granted the Certified Career Strategist (CCS) designation. You will be able to use the letters “CCS” after your name. You will be able to use the logo on your résumé, business card, and website. You will also receive a current copy of the CCS certification eGuide.

Your CCS will be valid as long as you maintain your membership to Career Professionals of Canada. There is no recertification fee.

2016 Outstanding Résumé – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP)

  • Winner: Lori Jazvac
  • Honourable Mention: Eilidh Sligo
  • Honourable Mention: Samantha Cabral

2016 Outstanding Résumé – New Graduate (Entry-Level Professional)

  • Winner: Lori Jazvac
  • Honourable Mention: Jennifer Miller
  • Honourable Mention: Sharon Crowell
  • Nominee: Dorothy Keenan
  • Nominee: Eilidh Sligo
  • Nominee: Elaine Piper
  • Nominee: Holly Hagan
  • Nominee: Kamee Gilmore
  • Nominee: Kristin Vandegriend
  • Nominee: Melissa Flynn
  • Nominee: Natalie Maclellan
  • Nominee: Patricia Watson
  • Nominee: Samantha Cabral

2016 Outstanding Résumé – Career Change

  • Winner: Skye Berry-Burke
  • Honourable Mention: Eilidh Sligo
  • Honourable Mention: Holly Hagan
  • Nominee: Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Nominee: Brent Warman
  • Nominee: Emily Theobald
  • Nominee: Kristin Vandegriend
  • Nominee: Natalie Maclellan

2016 Outstanding Résumé – Technical

  • Winner: Stephanie Clark
  • Honourable Mention: Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Nominee: Brent Warman
  • Nominee: Christine Cristiano

2016 Outstanding Résumé – Executive

  • Winner: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Dorothy Keenan
  • Honourable Mention: Skye Berry-Burke
  • Nominee: Elaine Piper
  • Nominee: Karine Touloumjian
  • Nominee: Natalie Maclellan
  • Nominee: Samantha Cabral
  • Nominee: Stephanie Clark

2016 Outstanding Résumé – Creative

  • Winner: Jennifer Miller
  • Honourable Mention: Skye Berry-Burke
  • Nominee: Adrienne Tom
  • Nominee: Dorothy Keenan
  • Nominee: Kamee Gilmore
  • Nominee: Kristin Vandegriend

2016 Outstanding Career Professional

  • Winner: Brent Warman
  • Nominee: Conny Lee

2016 Outstanding Community Outreach Strategist

  • Winner: Sukhjit Singh

2016 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor (Executive Director’s Award)

  • Winner: Gabrielle LeClair
  • Winner: Lori Jazvac
  • Winner: Skye Berry Burke

2015 Awards of Excellence

2015 Outstanding Career Leader

  • Recipient: Lisa Taylor
  • Jennifer Gill
  • Sareena Hopkins

2015 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor (Executive Director’s Award)

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Recipient: Cathy Milton

2015 Outstanding Social Media Strategist

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom

2015 Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist

  • Recipient: Stephanie Clark
  • Jacqueline Archer
  • Lotte Struwing

2015 Outstanding Résumé – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP)

  • Recipient: Skye Berry Burke
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Wanda Kusumajuda

2015 Outstanding Résumé – New Graduate (Entry Level Professional)

  • Recipient: Eilidh Sligo
  • Recipient: Jennifer Miller
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Brent Warman
  • Dorothy Keenan
  • Janet Nicholson
  • Lori Jazvac
  • Shannon Mack
  • Sharon Crowell
  • Vera Tachtaul

2015 Outstanding Résumé – Career Change

  • Recipient: Jennifer Miller
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Brent Warman
  • Janet Nicholson
  • Shannon Mack
  • Stephanie Gillies
  • Wanda Kusumajuda

2015 Outstanding Résumé – Technical

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Dorothy Keenan
  • Maureen Farmer
  • Shannon Mack
  • Sharon Crowell
  • Skye Berry Burke

2015 Outstanding Résumé – Executive

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Brent Warman
  • Lori Jazvac
  • Lotte Struwing
  • Maureen Farmer
  • Sharon Crowell
  • Stephanie Clark

2015 Outstanding Résumé – Creative

  • Recipient: Vera Tachtaul
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Janet Nicholson
  • Lori Jazvac
  • Skye Berry Burke

2014 Awards of Excellence

2014 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Sashie Steenstra

2014 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor (Executive Director’s Award)

  • Recipient: Carol Brochu
  • Recipient: Daisy Wright
  • Recipient: Kevin Schafer
  • Recipient: Tara Orchard
  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani

2014 Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer

  • Recipient: Janet Barclay

2014 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Best Internationally Educated Professional (IEP)

  • Recipient: Stephanie Clark
  • Honourable Mention: Angelika Trinkwon
  • Blanche Pilkington
  • Christine Boucher
  • Mary Whitaker

2014 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Best New Graduate Entry Level

  • Recipient: Jennifer Miller
  • Christine Boucher
  • Dorothy Keenan
  • Karen Shane
  • Lori Jazvac
  • Stephanie Gillies

2014 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Best Career Change

  • Recipient: Maureen Farmer
  • Honourable Mention: Stephanie Clark
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Janet Nicholson
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Lori Jazvac
  • Lotte Struwing
  • Mary Whitaker

2014 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Best Technical

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Jennifer Miller
  • Christine Boucher
  • Skye Berry Burke

2014 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Best Executive

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Honourable Mention: Maureen Farmer
  • Lori Jazvac
  • Lotte Struwing
  • Skye Berry Burke
  • Stephanie Clark

2014 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Best Creative

  • Recipient: Skye Berry Burke
  • Adrienne Tom
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Janet Nicholson
  • Karen Shane

2013 Awards of Excellence

2013 Executive Director’s Award – Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

Recipient: Carrie Wakeford

2013 Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer

Recipient: Adrienne Tom

2013 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) Category

Recipient: Safinaz El-halawani

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2013 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best New Graduate

  • Recipient: Jennifer Miller
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Jeanelle Grant
  • Mary Whitaker
  • Maureen Farmer
  • Skye Berry-Burke
  • Vera Tachtaul

2013 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor- Best Career Change

  • Recipient: Skye Berry-Burke
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Maureen Farmer

2013 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Technical

  • Recipient: Jennifer Miller
  • Maureen Farmer
  • Rachel Morris-Ohm

2013 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Executive

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Pat Shepherd
  • Safinaz El-halawani

2013 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Creative

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Jeanelle Grant
  • Pat Shepherd
  • Skye Berry-Burke

2013 Outstanding Canadian Career Initiative – Special Mention

  • Recipient: Rala Bekdach

2012 Awards of Excellence

2012 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Gillian McDougall

2012 Executive Director’s Award – Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

  • Recipient: Cathy Milton

2012 Outstanding New Canadian Career Professional

  • Recipient: Maureen Farmer

2012 Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann

2012 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) Category

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani
  • Gabrielle LeClair

2012 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – New Graduate (Entry Level Professional) Category

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani
  • Beverley Sirrs
  • Maureen Farmer

2012 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Career Change

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani
  • Audrey Taylor
  • Beverley Sirrs
  • Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Paul Oliviera

2012 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Technical

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Paul Oliviera

2012 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Executive

  • Recipient: Gabrielle LeClair
  • Adrienne Tom
  • Kellan Beck
  • Maureen McCann

2012 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Creative

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Angelika Trinkwon
  • Gabrielle LeClair
  • Karen Shane
  • Kellan Beck
  • Paul Oliviera

2011 Awards of Excellence

2011 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann

2011 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

  • Recipient: Cathy Milton
  • Recipient: Lita Pitruzzello
  • Recipient: Michael Thompson

2011 Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann
  • Stephanie Clark

Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best New Graduate

  • Carol Brochu
  • Recipient: Lisa Cartaginese
  • Safinaz El-halawani
  • Lynn Hill
  • Michelle O’Donohoe
  • Rita Pittman
  • Pat Roberts
  • Adrienne Tom

2011 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Career Change

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann
  • Carol Brochu
  • Stephanie Clark
  • Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Safinaz El-halawani
  • Lynn Hill
  • Rita Pittman
  • Pat Roberts
  • Angelika Trinkwon

2011 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Technical

  • Recipient: Lisa Cartaginese
  • Brenda Collard-Mills

2011 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Executive

  • Recipient: Adrienne Tom
  • Carol Brochu
  • Lisa Cartaginese
  • Safinaz El-halawani
  • Lita Pitruzzello
  • Rita Pittman
  • Pat Roberts

2011 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Creative

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann
  • Carol Brochu
  • Safinaz El-halawani
  • Pat Roberts

2010 Awards of Excellence

2010 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani

2010 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani

2010 Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani

2010 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best New Graduate

  • Recipient: Stephanie Clark
  • Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Evgenia Trynova
  • Maureen McCann
  • Nancy Ewen
  • Pamela Martin
  • Sue Kersey

2010 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Career Change

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani
  • Barbara Stefaniak
  • Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Maureen Eggleton
  • Maureen McCann
  • Pamela Martin
  • Paulette Gill
  • Skye Berry
  • Stephanie Clark

2010 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Technical

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani
  • Catherine LeBrun
  • Maureen Eggleton
  • Maureen McCann
  • Pamela Martin
  • Skye Berry
  • Stephanie Clark
  • Sue Kersey

2010 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Executive

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani
  • Brenda Collard-Mills
  • Catherine LeBrun
  • Daisy Wright
  • Diane Lee
  • Maureen McCann
  • Skye Berry
  • Stephanie Clark

2010 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor – Best Creative

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann
  • Catherine LeBrun
  • Evgenia Trynova
  • Paulette Gill
  • Skye Berry
  • Stephanie Clark
  • Wayne Pagani

2009 Awards of Excellence

2009 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Daisy Wright

2009 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

  • Recipient: Lynda Margaret

2009 Outstanding New Canadian Career Professional

  • Recipient: Tanya Sinclair

2009 Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann

2009 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – New Graduate

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann

2009 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Career Change

  • Recipient: Lynda Margaret

2009 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Technical

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann

2009 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Executive

  • Recipient: Tanya Sinclair

2009 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Creative

  • Recipient: Karen Siwak

2008 Awards of Excellence

2008 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Paul Copcutt

2008 Executive Director’s Award for Volunteer Contribution

  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani

2008 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann

2008 Outstanding New Canadian Career Professional

  • Recipient: Stephanie Clark

2008 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – New Graduate

  • Recipient: Stephanie Clark

2008 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Career Change

  • Recipient: Tanya Sinclair

2008 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Technical (Tie)

  • Recipient: Stephanie Clark
  • Recipient: Wayne Pagani

2008 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Executive (Tie)

  • Recipient: Linda Schnabel
  • Recipient: Tanya Sinclair

2008 Outstanding Canadian Résumé – Creative

  • Recipient: Stephanie Clark

2007 Awards of Excellence

2007 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Daisy Wright

2007 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Community

  • Sandra Lim

2007 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

  • Recipient: Lynda Reeves

2007 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor

  • Recipient: Linda Schnabel

2007 Outstanding New Canadian Career Professional

  • Recipient: Maureen McCann

2006 Awards of Excellence

2006 Outstanding Canadian Career Leader

  • Recipient: Linda Schnabel

2006 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Community

  • Recipient: Paul Copcutt

2006 Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Organization

  • Recipient: Linda Schnabel

2006 Outstanding Canadian Résumé Contributor

  • Recipient: Ross MacPherson

2006 Outstanding New Canadian Career Professional

  • Recipient: Lynda Reeves

If you have any questions about the Awards of Excellence program, please e-mail info@CareerProCanada.ca.