Canada’s must attend event of the year

Performance Excellence Summit & Canada Awards for Excellence

Excellence Canada is proud to present the annual Performance Excellence Summit & the 34th Canada Awards for Excellence ceremony, our flagship event attracting more than 500+ business professionals. 

Brave New World-Preserve. Protect. Perform.

November 6, 2018

The Carlu, Toronto, Ontario

Pre-Conference Workshops

November 5, 2018

Welcome to the “Brave New World” with its new risks, new opportunities, technological disruption, and human resource challenges. The rate of change is accelerating, from legalized cannabis, to cyber-attacks, to cloud computing, to artificial intelligence, to upheavals in leadership, to canceled trade agreements.

It is more important than ever for organizations to relentlessly pursue excellence: to perfect their processes; to be agile and innovative; to recruit and keep the best people; and to delight their customers.

These and other issues will be addressed at the 2018 Performance Excellence Summit and Canada Awards for Excellence.

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Find Your Inspiration

Keynote and summit speakers are chosen not only for their expertise but their passion to inspire you towards Excellence.

Master of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies


Broadcaster, Author, Sleep Enthusiast

Morning Keynote

Morning Keynote


Founder & CEO, The Secretan Center Inc.

Afternoon Keynote

Afternoon Keynote


Host/Creator, Under The Influence, CBC Radio One, Sirius Satellite & WBEZ Chicago

Rahul Bhardwaj, LLB, ICD.D

Rahul Bhardwaj, LLB, ICD.D

President & Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Corporate Directors
Kim Bellissimo

Kim Bellissimo

VP People, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Sarah Downey

Sarah Downey

President and CEO, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
Adrian Lawford

Adrian Lawford

Associate Vice President, Retail Products, TD Bank Group
Sevaun Palvetzian

Sevaun Palvetzian

CEO, CivicAction
Shirlee Sharkey

Shirlee Sharkey

Chair, Board of Directors and Governors, Excellence Canada and President and CEO, Saint Elizabeth

Why attend?


Connect with Peers

We know you’ve heard it all before, but networking is a huge part of your professional success. Network with other industry leaders in your field. Make new contacts and create strategic relationships.

Gain Insight

Explore and understand what it takes to be a strong and viable organization in today’s globally competitive environment. Hear from high-profile keynotes and speakers who will transform the way you think about business.

Best Practices

Hear from award recipient organizations and use their best practices to grow your organization and achieve success. Experience real stories and use the lessons learned to motivate and inspire yourself and your teams.


Exchange Ideas

No matter how experienced you are at your business, there is always the opportunity to learn and become better at what you do. Exchange ideas with like-minded business leaders and improve the way you do business.

Discover New Tools

Innovative products and services are necessary to stay competitive. Discover how Excellence Canada’s innovative tools have helped thousands of organizations improve performance and achieve positive results.

Value for Your Money

Our events are competitively priced to provide you with the best value for your money. Purchase an individual ticket or save when you purchase a table of 10. Excellence Canada partner discounts apply.

What People are Saying

“I really liked the speakers. They were engaging and were able to connect with the audience with really tangible real life experiences.”
“Outstanding presentations and entertainment. First class all the way.”
“I thought this was an excellent event. The sessions were inspirational. And I must say, the food was so delicious too.”

Our Sponsors

Excellence Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors of Canadian Excellence.

Champions of Excellence

Advocate Sponsor

Industry Sponsor

Healthy Breakfast Sponsor

Supporter Sponsor

Media Sponsor

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​Each year, the ​Performance ​Excellence ​Summit ​& ​Canada ​Awards ​for ​Excellence ​attracts ​500+ ​leaders ​and ​decision-makers ​from ​all ​sectors ​and ​includes ​a ​line-up ​of ​high ​profile ​speakers, ​presentation ​of ​the ​Canada ​Awards ​for ​Excellence ​and ​Board ​of ​Governors’ ​Special ​Recognition ​of ​Achievement ​Award. Don’t miss out!

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