EHRC Names 2015 Leader of the Year Award

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Don MacKinnon, President, Power Worker’s Union has been named Electricity Human Resources Canada’s winner of the Award of Excellence for Leader of the Year. MacKinnon has been a leading figure in Ontario’s electricity industry for almost 30 years. A Powerline Technician by trade, he began his apprenticeship with Ontario Hydro in 1971 and in 2012 was awarded the Order of Ontario, the highest honour in the province for his achievements as a life-long advocate for Ontario’s energy industry. 

Known throughout the electricity industry as an honest, innovative, intelligent and tireless proponent of the industry and the people that work in it, Don inspires a shared vision by creating for others an ideal and unique image of what is possible. 

Speaking on behalf of Electricity Human Resources Canada, Norm Fraser, Chair, congratulated Mr. MacKinnon: “We are delighted to recognize Don as this year’s winner. He is one of the most respected and hard-working individuals in the industry today, and widely recognized as an innovator, a problem solver, and a steadying influence in the industry.”

The Leader of the Year award was established by EHRC in 2013 to recognize and celebrate an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their organization within the Canadian electricity industry through visionary people management strategies and leadership. The successful nominee is an individual who has affected positive change and is dedicated to ensuring that their workforce has the opportunity and skills to contribute to the business’ overall strategy and success. 

Don MacKinnon will be honoured at a special event on December 9 in Toronto, ON.

Recipients of four other EHRC award will also be honoured: 

•    Emerging Leader

•    Innovation in HR – Educational and Training Institution

•    Innovation in HR – Employer

•    Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Find out more about the event: http://electricityhr.ca/our-solutions/connecting-convening/events-training-sessions/

 

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