Toronto, ON—May 9, 2023—R. V. Anderson Associates Limited (RVA) was recognized for its industry-leading performance, its global business practices, and its sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2023 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities, and innovation, governance and financial performance.
“To receive this milestone recognition during the year of our firm’s 75th anniversary is a historic success,” said Shawn Scott, CEO and President of RVA. “It takes a village to raise a successful company, and in our case, a diverse community of truly talented people. On behalf of our firm, I would like to thank our clients for continuing to place their trust in us through all these years of evolution and growth. And I would like to share a special thanks to the entire RVA team, past and present, who selflessly lead our company with empathy, dedication, and mutual respect. They are the reason we stand where we are today. For us, this award isn’t just a recognition of our broader business success, but an enduring symbol of the positive impact we’ve made in our communities and our people’s lives.”
Zoran Filinov, Chief Operating Officer at RVA, added:
“Now, more than ever, we are operating with heightened sense of purpose. Within RVA, we create unrivalled opportunities for advancement and growth, and we recognize our employee’s full potential. To meet the demand for RVA’s services across the country, we are continuing to focus on our company’s strongest differentiator: our people.”
Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world‑class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process. Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.
In addition to the firm’s 75th anniversary, this watershed year marks RVA’s prestigious designation as a 15 Year Milestone Winner of the Best Managed awards, having maintained its Platinum Club status for nine consecutive years since 2014 and overall Best Managed membership since 2008. RVA’s consistent performance in the program draws directly on feedback of its people, recognizing that the key to a magnetic work culture is aligning the company’s business strategy with its values. This includes a focus on building a high-trust culture in an inclusive workplace, self-innovating to address the challenges of contemporary society, offering a flexible approach to working arrangements, and reinforcing a firm-wide commitment to career advancement that fosters next-generation talent from within. To celebrate the historic win, RVA will be accepting its award onstage at Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ Excellence in Orbit gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Wednesday, May 10, alongside other national winners.
The 2023 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people-centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.
“Even in the face of rapidly evolving business and economic landscapes at home and globally, companies such as RVA continue to respond with innovation and adaptability by transforming and pivoting their offers to meet changing market demands and lead the way forward,” said Blair Cowan, Executive Vice-President, Head of Commercial Banking and Real Estate. “CIBC is proud to sponsor Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, which has a thirty-year history of celebrating leading organizations that are working towards building a better future.”
“In its 30th year, the Best Managed program recognizes companies who combine strategic expertise and a culture of innovation with a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s winners, including RVA, have demonstrated an increased focus on environmental, social, and governance themes as means to drive impactful and sustainable business outcomes. Their unwavering dedication to their core purpose, and to enhancing client relationships, cultivating a healthy culture with their employees, and serving their communities, set the standard of excellence for Canada’s business ecosystem.”
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian 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 recipients 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 Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
At R.V. Anderson Associates Limited (RVA), we’re a community of thinkers, innovators, and collaborators who combine human ingenuity with technology and experience to deliver sustained outcomes that make a difference. We are an employee-owned community and an award-winning culture carrying forth a proud legacy of 75 years of engineering excellence, which has grown to a thriving organization of over 450 professionals. We work together across geographic, functional, and business lines to deliver dynamic solutions that are based in trust and informed decision-making. At the core of our brand are our values, connecting people, projects, and planet.
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