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peopleCare Communities Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard

April 30, 2018

peopleCare Communities was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

peopleCare Communities is honoured to be a one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. peopleCare’s clearly defined vision, mission and values have allowed the organization to stay true to the quality of care and the tradition of excellence for the seniors entrusted into our care while the organization continues to grow. Working with team members who share our values is a key element in our success. We focus on building our team by fostering leadership and employee engagement programs.

“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The marketplace is changing rapidly and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

peopleCare Communities President & CEO Brent Gingerich affirms “Requalifying as a Best Managed Company for a fourth consecutive year is a unique distinction. We’ve built an amazing culture of care.  It is our intent to exceed expectations at every touch point, with Residents, employees and other stakeholders. peopleCare is honoured to be recognized alongside such quality companies.”

“CIBC is pleased to congratulate peopleCare Communities on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” says Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “As a sponsor of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for over 20 years, CIBC is proud to celebrate private companies like peopleCare Communities as leaders in their industry.”

2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year; 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipient that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMS Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit

About peopleCare Communities (

peopleCare Communities is a leading operator of Senior Living Communities in South Western Ontario. Three generations have honoured a philosophy of care and a passion for service. This continues today by embracing new and best practices in senior living with the commitment to make each peopleCare residence a place where seniors are treated with dignity and respect.

peopleCare continues to be recognized for its innovation, efficiency and productivity as exemplified by the Accreditation Canada Exemplary Status; the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award in North America; and the Innovation Award research grant from the Health Technology Fund, in partnership with Hogan Pharmacy Partners.

peopleCare Communities is Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario.