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Meridian Named One of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2017

2017-11-23 9:17:32 AM
TORONTO (November 23, 2017) – Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, is honoured to be named as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2017 by Waterstone Human Capital.  This marks the first time Meridian has received this distinction.  The annual award recognizes leading Canadian corporate cultures that have a measurable impact on business success.

“This recognition is a testament to the ongoing teamwork, enthusiasm and dedication of our more than 1,800 employees,” said Bill Maurin, President and CEO of Meridian. Our corporate culture is grounded in finding the people who embody Meridian’s values and providing them with the right environment where they can nurture and advance their talents and careers.” 

This national program, now in its 14th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector).

Organization’s submissions are scored on six categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.

“At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s your organization’s greatest asset,” said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures. “What’s remarkable about this dynamic list of 2017 winners is their commitment to culture as a competitive advantage. They truly set the benchmark for cultivating, and sustaining, great cultures that ultimately drive their growth and performance. The 2017 winning organizations are to be admired for the diverse and impactful ways they make sure culture underpins all that makes them successful.”

About Waterstone Human Capital:
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures and Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO programs are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations, and CEOs, for fostering cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.
About Meridian: 
With over 70 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, helping to grow the lives of its more than 300,000 Members.   Meridian has $17 billion in assets under management and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 90 branches across Ontario, and commercial banking services in 11 locations. Meridian Members also have access to THE EXCHANGE® Network, with more than 3,300 no-fee ABMs across Canada and 500,000 ABMs in the United States. For more information, please visit: meridiancu.ca. 
 
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Media Contact:
Diane Medeiros
Manager, Media & Stakeholder Relations
Meridian
416-597-4444 Ext. 2667