Toronto – November 15, 2018.  The first two inaugural Corporate Social Impact Awards were presented by Kelly Craft, U.S. Ambassador to Canada, and AmCham Canada National Chairman Rick Tachuk, during the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada’s (AmCham Canada) annual U.S. Thanksgiving dinner celebration.  These awards highlight North America enterprises who have made a significant and meaningful social impact on their community.   

The first award, the AmCham Canada Social Impact Award, recognizes a U.S based enterprise that has made the most positive social impact on Canadian society.  This award was presented to Johnson & Johnson, for its work with Save the Children Canada and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives to improve the provision of maternal-childhood healthcare services within Indigenous communities.  The top five finalists in this category also included: Amgen, Inc., United Parcel Service, Cisco Systems, Inc., and Northeastern University. 

A second award, the AmCham Canada True North Social Impact Award recognizes a Canadian-based enterprise that has made a beneficial social contribution in North America.  This award was presented to IBI Group Inc.  The other finalists in this category included: Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Agropur Dairy Cooperative; and Magellan Aerospace.

“We are delighted by the quality and quantity of corporate activities nominated for these first inaugural Social Impact Awards” remarked AmCham Chair Rick Tachuk. “Congratulations go out to the winners and all the finalists whose efforts are improving lives of citizens on both sides of the U.S.–Canada border each and every day.” 

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Carmina Jimenez-Weatherill, Manager, Events and Communications

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