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Awards

We’re proud to be recognized for our work.

Second Harvest is a leading Canadian charity.

Our people and programs are recognized as best in class, and we are proud and grateful to be honoured for our work.

Canada’s Most Admired CEO 2021

Founded by Waterstone Human Capital, this award honours the country’s most admired CEOs, who have achieved significant accomplishments in their career and fostered a culture within their organization that enhances performance. CEO Lori Nikkel was chosen in the category of Transformational Leadership. 

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Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence™

Second Harvest CEO Lori Nikkel was named a Top 25 Women of Influence™ in 2021. The award recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of women who have contributed to the greater good through their initiatives, using their influence to drive positive change. 

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Clean 50

CEO Lori Nikkel was a 2020 Clean50 honouree. Canada’s Clean50 annually offers recognition to Canada’s leaders in sustainability for their contributions to accelerate collaboration towards a cleaner, healthier, innovation-based low-carbon economy supporting all Canadians.  

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Nature Inspiration Award

In 2019 Second Harvest won a Canadian Museum of Nature’s Nature Inspiration Award, which recognizes individuals, groups, and organizations whose leadership, innovation and creativity connect Canadians with nature and the natural world. 

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SITRA Top 39 Most Inspiring Circular Economy Solutions

The Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA, along with Deloitte, announced a list of 39 inspirational circular economy solutions from around the globe, showcasing Second Harvest’s Food Rescue App.

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United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Food Hero for Canada

On World Food Day 2020, Second Harvest CEO Lori Nikkel was named the FAO Food Hero for Canada. 

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Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2022

Second Harvest is very proud to be listed as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, a national award founded by Waterstone Human Capital that recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain lasting, positive results. This represents a huge milestone in our story.

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