DCC compensation team wins prestigious Government of Canada award

Defence Construction Canada’s (DCC) compensation team has won a Michelle C. Comeau HR Leadership Award from the federal Human Resources Council.

The team was recognized for its efforts to ensure DCC employees continued to be paid accurately and on time over a period of six weeks in the fall of 2019, when DCC’s computer network was unexpectedly offline.

The group processed the payroll for nearly 1,000 employees without access to computers, e-mail, enterprise resource planning systems, personnel files and electronic pay data.

DCC is one of seven recipients (individuals and teams) of a 2019 award. “This year’s recipients have shown innovation, creativity, commitment and perseverance in supporting the advancement of the people management agenda,” the Human Resources Council said.

The awards, named in memory of a former Associate Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, recognize leadership and excellence in human resources management in the federal public service.

DCC received its award at a small ceremony in Ottawa in September 2020.

Outstanding commitment to employment equity

DCC received a 2019 Employment Equity Achievement Award in the sector distinction category.

For the third year in a row, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) recognized DCC for its achievements in employment equity. The award recognizes employers that are inspirational role models, that champion employment equity in their sector, and that have succeeded notably in implementing employment equity in their organization. DCC was acknowledged for moving the organization beyond simply being home to members of the four designated employment equity groups to building a welcoming, respectful and inclusive a workplace as possible.

Two DCC executives were also recognized by ESDC as Employment Equity Champions in 2019. This award recognizes an executive or executive team of an employer for their proven track record of championing employment equity within their organization, as well as their overall contribution to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Juliet Woodfield, Vice-President, Finance & Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer and DCC’s former President and CEO, James Paul were acknowledged.

Recognized for integrity and ethics by construction industry

General Contractors Association of Ottawa's 2019 Integrity and Ethics Award

Dave Burley—DCC's National Service Line Leader, Contract Management and Real Property Management Services—received the General Contractors Association of Ottawa's 2019 Integrity and Ethics Award.

The award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a consistently high standard of integrity and ethics in dealing with the local construction industry.

   

DCC recognized as a top employer in Canada's Capital Region

DCC has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2019.

DCC has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2019 by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This year's winners were announced earlier today in a special magazine published in the Ottawa Citizen. DCC received this special designation as an employer in the Ottawa-Gatineau area that leads its industry in offering an exceptional place to work. The National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition. Any employer, whether private or public sector, with its head office or principal place of business located in the capital region, may apply for this competition. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Read the press release for a complete list of winners.

DCC receives award for excellence in procurement

DCC was awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the U.S. National Procurement Institute.

Defence Construction Canada has been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award for the fifth straight year by the U.S. National Procurement Institute. The AEP recognizes excellence in a number of areas related to procurement, including ethics, innovation and e-procurement. DCC was one of only six organizations in Canada to win the award in 2018.

DCC website garners award of excellence in business communications

IABC Silver Leaf Award Logo

DCC was awarded with a national Silver Leaf Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for the 2016 redesign of the DCC website. This award is Canada's premiere professional awards program celebrating excellence in business communication.

DCC Workplace Charitable Campaign wins national award

DCC was honoured with the National Team Spirit Award at the 2016 Charitable Campaign Recognition Awards ceremony on February 21, 2017. This special event brings together Government of Canada Charitable Workplace Campaign volunteers and teams to celebrate leadership, commitment and unwavering enthusiasm demonstrated during the campaign. The National Team Spirit Award recognizes success in creating a nation-wide campaign and engaging employees across the country. Nationally, DCC surpassed its goal in 2016 by 40%, breaking the $100,000 barrier for the first time.

Defence Construction Canada wins Canada's Safest Employer award

DCC received the Gold Award in the Public Sector category for its commitment to occupational health and safety.

DCC has been recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers in 2016 for its commitment to occupational health and safety (OHS) by Canadian Occupational Safety. Canada's Safest Employers Awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

Industry honours DCC for pioneering work in electronic procurement

DCC's work to bring electronic procurement to the federal public sector has been recognized by a leading industry group. The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Material Management honoured recent DCC retiree Richard Allie with its 2016 Project Management Award. This award recognizes an individual's innovation, achievement and leadership when carrying out a procurement project