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Plan International Canada named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

TORONTO, November 20, 2015 – Plan International Canada is proud to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2015 by Waterstone Human Capital in the Broader Public Sector category. The annual program, founded by the executive recruiting firm 12 years ago, recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having strong corporate cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage

Plan Canada was one of 600 Canadian organizations across four categories nominated for the program and was selected based on a detailed submission and interviews. As winners are honoured over three years, this is the second consecutive time Plan has won, having been named to the program in 2012.

"At Plan, our work culture embraces inclusivity and is built on transparency – one that provides opportunities for teams to make a difference while bolstering individual empowerment and leadership,” said Debbie Singh, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness at Plan Canada. “We are honoured to be recognized by Waterstone Human Capital for our dynamic culture that continually shapes our vision of creating a cycle of progress in the lives of children and their communities all over the world.”

Plan Canada’s cultural values enable its more than 250 employees and volunteers to be accountable to supporters, children and families in developing countries, partners, and each other. More information about Plan’s values can be found here.

"In our work at Waterstone, we partner with leaders of high-growth organizations to help them recruit for fit and provide counsel on human capital issues to drive performance," said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. "What's so impressive about this diverse list of 2015 winners is their shared belief that culture is their competitive advantage – they know that building and sustaining a great culture is a significant asset that drives performance. The 2015 winning organizations have shown diverse strategies in achieving inspirational cultures that have measureable results. "

About Plan and the Because I am a Girl initiative

Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Because I am a Girl is Plan’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty. Visit and for more information.

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 10 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 sustain a competitive advantage. Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada’s Most Admired Summit and Gala, to be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto (100 Front St W).

About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™:

This national program, now in its 11th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are annually chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth and small cap, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization’s submissions are scored on 6 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 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.

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Dena Allen, Senior Media and Public Relations Manager, Plan Canada
T: 416.920.1654 x326 | C: 416.723.6340 |

Paul Trzcinko, Marketing and Communications Associate, Waterstone Human Capital
T: (416) 408-4545 ext. 232 |