Corporate Reporting

DCC corporate reporting honoured by professional accountants organization

For the third time, DCC has been recognized for the quality of its corporate financial reporting by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). DCC’s 2011–2012 Annual Report and Corporate Plan won the CPA Canada 2013 Award of Excellence in the small federal Crown Corporations category. James Paul, President and CEO, accepted the award at a ceremony in Toronto on December 4, 2013.

DCC comes out on top again

For the second year in a row, DCC has been recognized for the quality of its corporate financial reporting by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). DCC won the 2011 Award of Excellence in the category for small federal Crown Corporations for its 2009–2010 Corporate Plan and Annual Report. The CICA, a national industry association, has been handing out its corporate reporting awards for 60 years, as part of a broader program to enhance the quality of financial reporting in the country.

Environment

DCC team picks up a win at the RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites national workshop

The Prioritization Assessment Tool created by Nick Sanders, Michael Palmer, Rose Zhou and Amanda Soutar from DCC's National Capital Region was recognized for excellence in the field of contaminated sites at the Real Property Institute of Canada Federal Contaminated Sites national workshop. More than 600 federal and industry environmental professionals involved in the management and remediation of federal contaminated sites took part. The award was presented to the DCC team during a ceremony held in Montreal on April 26, 2016.

NRCan Award honours DCC collaboration on energy management plan

DCC has been recognized for its collaborative efforts to improve energy management at 8 Wing Trenton. DCC Trenton employees were part of a team that included National Defence and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) representatives that received NRCan's Collaborative Award in June 2015 for developing the base's Energy Master Plan.

Award-winning wastewater treatment project in Canada’s North benefits from DCC expertise and experience

DCC played a number of important roles in an award-winning wastewater treatment project in Canada’s North. The CFS Alert Wastewater Terraces project won the 2014 Engineering Award for Environmental Excellence from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. The project involved constructing a terraced, overland flow system to treat wastewater at CFS Alert, Nunavut.

DCC Environmental Specialist recognized for setting Canadian UXO remediation standards

Glen Gillan, Environmental Program Manager in Atlantic Region, was honoured on May 4, 2010 with the President’s Certificate of Recognition for developing two new Canadian Standards Association technical specifications for UXO remediation. His work helped to bridge the gap between industry and government regulators and is a benefit to all in Canada who work in UXO remediation.

Procurement

DCC awarded for outstanding achievement in procurement

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

For the third year in a row, DCC has been awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the U.S. National Procurement Institute. For 2016, there were 202 successful applicants recognized in 48 countries around the globe. The AEP is awarded annually to recognize achievements in the areas of innovation, ethics, training and development, quality control, productivity, e-procurement and leadership related to the procurement function.

DCC now two-time winner of procurement award

For the second straight year, DCC has been honoured with the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the U.S. National Procurement Institute. Of the 204 organizations so recognized, DCC is one of just six from Canada. The award singles out achievements in the areas of innovation, ethics, training and development, quality control, productivity, e-Procurement and leadership related to procurement.

DCC honoured for procurement best practices

A leading association of government purchasing professionals has recognized DCC’s fair and transparent approach to procurement. The National Procurement Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award honours excellence in public procurement. DCC is just one of five Canadian organizations among the 2014 recipients—and the only federal one. Organizations seeking to receive this designation are measured against criteria in the areas of innovation, ethics, training and development, quality control, productivity, e-procurement and leadership related to procurement.

Communications

IABC award recognizes DCC's social media strategy

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) recognized Lucie Frigon, DCC Advisor, Communications, with IABC Canada's 2015 Silver Leaf Award of Merit for her work in developing and implementing DCC's social media engagement strategy.

DCC recognized for its excellence in business communications

DCC received the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Canadian national 2014 Silver Leaf Award, for communications management related to human resources and benefits. The award of excellence recognized the communications strategy developed for the launch of DCC’s Performance Management Program.

Health and Safety

DCC recognized as one of Canada's safest employers

DCC has been recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers in 2015

DCC has been recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers in 2015 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.

Collaboration leads to health and safety enhancements at DCC and DND

The collaborative efforts of a joint DCC/DND committee are helping improve how health and safety is managed at both organizations. In September 2014, an 11-person DND and DCC joint committee was recognized for its members’ hard work and dedication to health and safety by receiving DND’s Well Done Award for excellence in workplace health and safety.

Fire Safety

DCCers recognized by DND for commitment to fire prevention

To kick off the October 2015 National Fire Prevention Week in the National Capital Region, DND´s Real Property Operations Fire Prevention Unit recognized Graham Yantha and Paul Champagnie, DCC Coordinators, Construction Services, for their attention to and due diligence in ensuring fire safety at all times on their projects. The annual ceremony is an opportunity to recognize excellence in fire prevention by individuals and groups within DND, PWGSC and DCC.

Contribution of DCC´s Fire and Life Safety team recognized by DND

DCC´s National Ottawa Area Fire and Life Safety Team was recently recognized by DND for its vast knowledge and the way team members carry out their tasks with professionalism and passion. Each member received the Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) (CFSU(O)) Fire Prevention Coin on December 13, 2012.

National Defence

Award-winning project marks paradigm shift in military housing

In late 2013, the Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) Modular Housing Project Team won an innovation award from the Assistant Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Environment. CFHA is responsible for the maintenance and allocation of approximately 12,500 homes at 30 locations across the country. DCC collaborated with CFHA to procure a solution to a military housing challenge at CFB Gagetown.

DCC receives the Canadian Forces Liaison Council Employer Support Award

On March 11, 2015, DCC was recognized by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) for supporting employees as they carry out their duties as Canadian Armed Forces reservists. CFLC is a national group of business and educational leaders who volunteer their time to promote the benefits of Reserve Force training and experience to the civilian workplace. DCC received the Council's Employer Support Award by setting up a pre-approved leave arrangement for DCC Technical Specialist Alfred Lai and a major in the Reserve Force to temporarily step away from his DCC duties to support the family of a terminally ill soldier.

Industry

CSEC Long-Term Accommodation Project recognized for finance structure

The Communications Security Establishment Canada´s (CSEC) Long-Term Accommodation Project (LTAP) in Ottawa has won an award. On March 1, 2012, Project Finance magazine recognized the project as the 2011 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year. Among the elements of the project that the publication singled out was how the financing was structured. For more details on the award, click here.

DCC-CSEC-industry collaboration honoured with RPIC award

In 2011, the DCC/Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) team was honoured with the Group-Partnership Award by the Real Property Institute of Canada for the CSEC Long-Term Accommodation project. This award recognizes persons who have actively engaged in, promoted or enabled partnership initiatives in real property with other departments, other levels of government and/or the private sector resulting in increased efficiency or effectiveness.

CSEC Long-Term Accommodation Project wins CCPPP award

The Communications Security Establishment Canada´s (CSEC) Long-Term Accommodation Project (LTAP) in Ottawa won the 2011 Silver Award for Project Financing from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). The award recognizes excellence and innovation in financing, payment and revenue arrangements for capital projects that involve both private and public sector partners.