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Ontario Shores CEO Receives National Recognition

Karim Mamdani with award
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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is pleased to share that Karim Mamdani, President and CEO has been selected as the 2017 Aird and Berlis LLP Award for CEO Human Resources Champion.  This national award is distributed each year by HRD Canada as part of their annual award program that honours the industry’s best and brightest leaders and teams from across the country.

This national award recognizes a CEO who has driven successful HR strategies from the top by putting people first and championing innovative HR values.

“It is a tremendous honour to be the 2017 recipient of this prestigious award,” says Mamdani.  “I am extremely proud to work with the talented and dedicated teams across the hospital who share my passion for excellence and remain dedicated to co-creating a positive and collaborative workplace together.”

This award recognizes Mamdani’s leadership and how he has personally driven numerous initiatives that enhance employee engagement, improve workplace culture and foster a psychologically safe and healthy workplace. Mamdani works in partnership with all levels of the organization and fosters an environment that encourages staff to explore innovative and creative ideas.

“Karim is a highly engaged CEO who believes staff are the hospital’s greatest strength.  He seeks every opportunity to engage with staff, listen to feedback and take action.
He has created a true sense of community within the hospital that can be seen, felt and heard every day,” says Michael Boyce, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Shores. 

“It is a privilege to lead this organization and help our patients and families receive the best mental health care possible,” adds Mamdani.

More than 600 attendees celebrated the 20 award winners at the fourth annual HR Awards, hosted by TV personality Ben Mulroney. “The entries have been of an incredibly high calibre this year and I know the judges deliberated long and hard,” says Jessica Duce, Project Director of the annual industry gala. “It’s humbling to see the incredible innovation that’s happening in Canadian workplaces and I hope everyone here is proud of what they have achieved,” she adds.

Mamdani was selected from a group of eight finalists through a robust application and judging process.  He is in elite company with previous finalists representing IKEA Canada, BlueShore Financial, L’Oreal Canada, and Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, among others.

About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader in mental health care, providing a range of specialized assessments and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, build on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system.

For more information, please contact:
Andrea Marshall
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 6581
Cell: 905-439-0224

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