Peoples Group Wins Canadian HR Team of the Year in the 2018 Canadian HR Awards

Peoples Group People & Culture Team recognized for their impact

VANCOUVER (September 26, 2018) – Grant MacKenzie, CEO of Peoples Group, announced today that it has been selected as the Winner for Canadian HR Team of the Year, Finance or Insurance, in the 5th annual Canadian HR Awards.

The Canadian HR Awards is one of a series of international HR events. The event is held annually in Toronto and brings together industry leaders to celebrate excellence in the HR industry and is designed to recognize individuals, teams, and companies for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the field. Semi-finalists were selected by a vote of the readers of HRD Canada magazine, a leading HR-focused magazine with more than 24,000 readers and subscribers across Canada. Winners in each of the 25 categories were selected by a panel of industry experts.

Ann McDow, Vice-President of People and Culture at Peoples Group, said “In less than two years we have grown from 125 to almost 200 employees where acquisitions, mergers, and expansion have been the main drivers. The People & Culture team was created by our new CEO, growing from a team of 1 to 6. We are small, but we have a BIG impact! The VP, P&C is part of the Strategic Leadership Team, which helps provide the “people” focus in all decisions. Our mission is to create an environment where employees can choose to be successful. From implementing the Ultipro system, developing strengths-based leadership programs, and improving internal communications, we are transforming the culture. Our recent engagement survey tells us; keep doing what you are doing! So, in the coming years, our goal is to win the Best Workplace Culture award… and I am positive we will get there!”

About Peoples Group:

As the foundation for Peoples Group, Peoples Trust Company is a federally chartered financial institution that has been providing financial services to Canadians for over 30 years. With a focus on exceptional customer service backed by extensive product knowledge and experience, Peoples is a niche company known for their lending and asset securitization expertise who also offer deposit rates that are among the best in Canada.

In addition, for more than a decade, Peoples has been providing comprehensive issuing services for prepaid and credit cards as well as innovative programs in the merchant services business sector through Peoples Payment Solutions and Peoples Card Services. Their regulatory expertise and market guidance have helped innovators from around the world establish, launch and grow programs in Canada. For more information, visit

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