WMC issues call for 2021 HR Awards nominations
March 16, 2021 | 12:32 pm CDT
Amanda Gay of Planit Canada won WMC’s 2019-20 Employee Recognition Award.

OTTAWA, Ontario -- The Wood Manufacturing Council is accepting nominations for the 2021 Human Resource Awards through April 16.  

The nationally-recognized awards honor individuals and companies for developing and implementing creative solutions and contributing to best practices in the Canada’s wood manufacturing industry.

The following awards are open for nomination:

  • The WMC Award of Distinction
  • The Employee Recognition Award
  • The Innovation in Human Resources Award (Individual)
  • The Innovation in Human Resources Award (Company)
  • The WOODLINKS Success Award
  • The Equity Award
  • The Post-Secondary Educator Award

​Nominations can be submitted by wood products companies, industry suppliers, employees and other wood industry stakeholders. The WMC also welcomes self-nominations from individuals or companies.

Nomination forms are available on the WMC’s website: wmc-cfb.ca/awards.

Recent winners of the HR Awards include:

  • Stan Pauls, Décor Cabinets, HR Award of Distinction for 2020;
  • Amrita Bhogal of Sunrise Kitchens,  Innovation in Human Resources Award (Individual) for 2019-20;
  • Amanda Gay of Planit Canada, WMC’s Employee Recognition Award recipient for 2019-20; and
  • Mark Bramer of Conestoga College,  WMC’s first-ever Post-Secondary Educator Award.

The WMC is a non-profit corporation that works with employers, workers, educators, professional associations and government to help implement human resources solutions that will ensure the success of the advanced wood manufacturing sector.

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