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Reflections on the Achievement Awards

By March 4, 2010August 6th, 2019Uncategorized

Last week on Wednesday, February 24 Career Edge Organization gathered partners, employers, interns, alumni, board members, leaders and ambassadors to celebrate the 2009/10 Achievement Awards. The response at and since the event has been overwhelmingly positive!

The food and decor was exquisite – we have never been prouder to be members of the Toronto Board of Trade! With Oliver & Bonacini behind their events and catering, everything was top-notch.

Achievement Awards_Food

The entire Career Edge Organization team was on hand to hand out awards during the ceremony.

After enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the networking hour our own Janice Rudkowski (Director of Marketing and Communications by day, MC by night) kicked off the evening following by President and CEO of Career Edge Organization, Anne Lamont with a warm welcome.

John King, the Executive Vice President and CAO of St. Micael’s Hospital was the first recipient of the night, honoured with the Leadership Award for his dedication and commitment to the Career Bridge program, and was presented with an original piece of artwork from the Petroff Gallery.

John King, Anne Lamont, Minister Takhar

Another highlight of the night was Minister Harinder Takhar’s address to the audience. The Government of Ontario was among our event sponsors and the Ontario Public Service (OPS) was an award recipient.

Other big winners of the night include Scotiabank, First National Financial, Webcom, Bell Canada, RBC and AMR Process Inc. For a full list of winners, click here or download a PDF of the Achievement Awards Program where you can view winner photos, profiles and more:

The theme of the night was “Real People, Real Talent, Real Success” whose stories we told through framed portraits and testimonials stationed throughout the room, postcard photographs on all the cruiser tables, experiential multi-media slideshows and professional videos profiling our Mentor and Intern of the Year Award recipients: Andrea, Katie, Asma, Patricia and Richard.

The videos are now on the Achievement Awards website here:

We have dozens of fantastic photos from the night which you can see on our Flickr “Talent Showcase”!

A big thank you to everyone who made this event possible – the guests who missed the Olympic Canada/Russia hockey game to be there (hopefully you caught the end of it…I heard it was a great game!), the sponsors, our staff and the incredible volunteers, many of whom are Alumni (former interns) and sit on our Alumni Network Committee.

We can’t wait to do it all again next year! If you have any comments or suggestions about the event, don’t hesitate to let us know!