TORONTO – The Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) today announced the winners of the 2006 Canadian Awards for Training Excellence.

The annual awards recognize exemplary Canadian workplace learning and performance programs in a number of different categories.

This year´s winners – announced during this morning´s kick-off of CSTD´s Second Annual Learn @ Work Week, a national celebration of workplace learning and performance excellence – represent workplace training innovations in a number of different sectors, including telecommunications, technology, human capital management, financial services, energy and not-for-profit.

The four winners are:

– The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) and the Municipal Health and Safety Association for its program “Confined Space Entry”;

– L(earn)2 Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. for “Wireless Fast Track”;

– The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for “Worker Sensitivity Workshop”;

– Scotiabank for “CareerStart”.

In addition, the 10 honourable mention award winners are:

– Knightsbridge and BC Hydro;

– Ontario Lottery Gaming and the Rotman School of Management;

– Teranet Inc. and Thinking Cap;


– Bata Ltd. International and DocworksCPTI;

– Hydro One Networks and Provinent;

– Canadian Mental Health Association;

– Suncor Energy Inc. and IBM Canada Ltd.;

– Liquor Control Board of Ontaro;

CIBC and Matrix Meridian and Media Image.

The awards will be officially presented in Toronto on Nov. 7 at CSTD´s President´s Dinner, taking place during the Society´s National Conference and Trade Show which draws delegates from across Canada and abroad.

About CSTD:

Now celebrating its 60th year, CSTD is Canada´s only national association for workplace learning and performance professionals. With 17 chapters and 2,000 members from coast-to-coast, representing all sectors, CSTD exists to:

– Establish and maintain professional standards of competence in workplace learning and performance.

– Provide opportunities for the advancement of members and the workplace learning and performance profession through innovative programs and events.

– Dialogue with government, institutions and industry to advocate for enhanced understanding of the workplace learning community.

For more about CSTD, visit

For further information on each award-winning program or for interview requests with the award winners, please contact:

Charu Shankar


Local: 416-367-5900, ext. 29

Toll-Free: 1-866-257-4275, ext. 29



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