2004 corporate award winners announced
Career Edge, Canada's internship organization
Toronto - Nov. 23, 2004.
RBC Financial Group is among six employers recognized by Career
Edge, Canada's internship organization, for providing top career-launching
internships and mentoring support this year.
RBC received the 2004 Spirit Award, given to an employer that made
a significant impact on the professional development of interns
recruited this year through the Career Edge Organization. RBC, which
has participated in the Career Edge Organization since 1996, was
one of 10 employers nominated for this award by interns.
The award is part of the Career Edge Organization's annual Host
Awards event, which recognizes organizations that select and "host"
interns through the internship programs operated by the Career Edge
Organization. The 2004 awards were given out November 18, 2004.
Five other employers won awards for recruiting the largest number
of interns from the three internship programs operated by Career
Edge Organization. The winning employers, by program and category,
Career Edge Program Award (Internships for recent graduates)
First National Financial Corporation - Small Enterprise Category
(up to 500 employees)
Sprint Canada - Medium Enterprise Category (501 - 5,000 employees)
Bell Canada - Large Enterprise Category (more than 5,000 employees)
BMO Financial Group - Ability Edge Program Award (Internships for
graduates with disabilities)
The Town of Markham - Career Bridge Program Award (Internships
for professional level immigrants)
Also presented was the Mentor of the Year Award, given to the individual
business person nominated by an intern for providing outstanding
workplace coaching plus exceptional internship experiences. The
winner was Catherine Klunder, a manager of on-line services at CIBC.
This year's event included a new achievement award - The 200 Club
- for employers that have hosted a total of 200 or more interns
through the Career Edge Organization. The inaugural members of the
Career Edge Organization 200 Club are:
RBC Financial Group
TD Bank Financial Group
"Since 1996, these seven organizations are together responsible
for more than 1,800 paid internships across Canada," said Lucille
Joseph, president and CEO of the Career Edge Organization.
Career Edge is a national, not-for-profit organization founded by
private sector employers in 1996. It operates three paid internship
Career Edge, for recent graduates; Ability Edge, for graduates with
disabilities; and Career Bridge, for professional-level immigrants.
The organization has worked with nearly 1,000 employers to create
than 6,000 internships across Canada.
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For more information, contact:
John P. Mason, Director, Marketing & Communications
Career Edge Organization
Ph: 416-977-EDGE (3343) ext. 251
Career Edge Organization
144 Front St. W., Suite 310
Toronto, ON M5J 2L7
Ph: (416) 977-EDGE
Fax: (416) 977-4090
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