On January 31st, 2007, the Newfoundland & Labrador Employers’ Council recognized Colemans, Fugro Jacques GeoSurveys Inc., and Husky Energy as the 2006 Employer of Distinction recipients.


Newfoundland & Labrador Employers” Council President Marilyn Tucker commented on the recipients, “There has been a lot of talk recently about the draw of Western Canada on our workforce. I think our recipients this year demonstrate that it is possible to compete against the big western dollar by creating positive work environments. It is truly amazing to see the lengths that these employers have gone to in their attempts to create progressive employment relationships.”

Short List

Other progressive employers that were in contention for this award included

  • CareGivers,
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC),
  • Dominion,
  • Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Youth (FINALY!),
  • Serenity Nursing and
  • Home Support Services Ltd.


The Employer of Distinction Award recognizes employers who go above and beyond the norm when it comes to all elements of the employment relationship including:

  • Best Practices Approach
  • Health, Safety & Disability Management Practices
  • Presence in the Community
  • Stakeholder Awareness
  • Compensation & Advancement


The independent judging panel for this year’s award included Dr. Gary Gorman, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ms. Heather Modlin, Executive Director of St. Francis Foundation and recipient of the 2004 Employer of Distinction Award, and Mr. Vince Withers, Retired Businessman and Founding Chair of the Newfoundland & Labrador Employers’ Council.

This award is proudly sponsored by: