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Our awards

Over the years, Alberta Blue Cross® has received various significant recognitions and awards including recognition as one of Alberta’s Top 25 Most Respected Organizations, one of Alberta’s Top 10 Most Loved Brands, one of Alberta’s Top 40 Largest Corporations, one of Alberta’s Top 80 Employers and one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Alberta Blue Cross® honoured at National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is recognized worldwide as a celebration of philanthropy and those who give. This event acknowledges and honours the outstanding achievements of individuals, foundations, corporations, fundraising volunteers and non-profit organizations who contribute their time, talents, financial support and other resources to our community and beyond.

The awards Alberta Blue Cross® received 2 awards in the health category, which recognizes people, companies and groups who have engaged in acts of charity and given their time, talent and resources to better their community and the health of others.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation nominated Alberta Blue Cross® for the first award because of our support for the Between Us lecture series and the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. The second nomination came from the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region for our support in launching their Period Promise campaign.

One of Alberta’s top employers

Alberta Blue Cross® has, for the 16th consecutive year, been selected as one of Alberta’s Top 80 Employers, a special designation recognizing Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Most recently, we were recognized as a top employer for our longstanding commitment to health and wellness—not just for plan members but our team members as well. Learn more about why we were selected.

Alberta’s Top 80 Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which ones offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Employers are also evaluated according to the following national criteria:

  1. physical workplace;
  2. work atmosphere and social;
  3. health, financial and family benefits;
  4. vacation and time off;
  5. employee communications;
  6. performance management;
  7. training and skills development; and
  8. community involvement.

Most Admired Corporate Cultures

Alberta Blue Cross® is recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures. This national program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.

It’s very rare to be recognized for this achievement and we couldn’t have done it without the continued commitment and support of our team members. They are the foundation on which our culture is built and directly responsible for delivering our vision.

In 2023, Alberta Blue Cross® was recertified for the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Award program. As a 2021 winner, we are proud to be recognized for this award for the third year in a row, having demonstrated our commitment to preserving and strengthening our corporate culture this past year. We received recognition in 2015 and 2018 as well.

2018 Recipients of the Excellence Canada Healthy Workplace® Silver Award

In fall of 2018, Alberta Blue Cross® received the Excellence Canada Healthy Workplace® Silver Award as part of the 2018 Excellence Canada awards.

The Canada Awards for Excellence is the nation’s superior form of recognition of organizational excellence. As recipients of this award, we are role models of excellence in the areas of leadership, governance, strategy, planning, customer experience, employee engagement, innovation and wellness.

To achieve this Healthy Workplace standard, we met the criteria for the following four elements: physical environment, support for healthy lifestyles, mental health, workplace culture and corporate social responsibility.

2022 Imagine Canada Caring Company

We’re proud to have attained Caring Company certification through Imagine Canada for 2022. The Caring Company trustmark is Canada’s premier public expression of excellence in community investment and social responsibility. More than 70 leading Canadian companies have achieved this certification. Learn more about it here: https://imaginecanada.ca/en/caring-companies

Blue Cross® recognized as top brand in Canada

Leger’s 2020 survey has named Blue Cross® as one of Canada’s Top 100 Brands. Blue Cross® came in as the highest ranked health benefits provider in Canada. Leger compiles their annual rankings based on six core pillars of corporate responsibility: financial strength, social responsibility, honesty and transparency, attachment, quality and innovation. This recognition is a testament to the quality of the products and services that Blue Cross® collectively delivers to Canadians—and of course within Alberta—as well as the positive role we play in the lives of our customers and the communities we serve.

One of Alberta’s Top 40 Largest Corporations

Alberta Blue Cross® was ranked among Alberta’s top 40 largest Alberta-based corporations according to revenue in Alberta Venture magazine’s list of Alberta’s top 250 corporations. Alberta Blue Cross® moved up from 37th in 2015 to 26th in 2016. Of the top 40, the vast majority of corporations are members of the energy sector and most are based in Calgary.

The increased ranking recognizes the significant economic contribution that Alberta Blue Cross® makes to the Alberta economy.

View the complete Venture 250 list.

One of Alberta’s Top 25 Most Respected Companies

Alberta Blue Cross® was ranked as one of Alberta’s Top 25 Most Respected Companies in a survey published in the May 2015 issue of Alberta Venture magazine. The survey, commissioned by Alberta Venture through Leger Marketing, identified the organizations that are most respected in Alberta by combining responses from both consumers and the business community.

Alberta Blue Cross® appears as number 15 on the ranking of the top 25 organizations, and in the top 3 rankings by industry in the “Other financial and benefits” industry category.

One of Alberta’s Top 10 Most Loved Brands

In 2015, Alberta Blue Cross® was honoured to be named by Ipsos as one of Alberta’s Top 10 Most Loved Brands for the second consecutive year.

Ipsos based the ranking on a poll of over 1,000 consumers across the province, which asked them about a number of brands that they have strong ties with. Brands were then ranked based on personal relevance and closeness. The study also examined 12 key dimensions linked to how consumers interact with and love brands including interaction, visibility, social responsibility, innovativeness, trust, uniqueness, contribution to Alberta and personal experience with a brand.

Other organizations in the top ten included WestJet, Safeway, the Alberta Motor Association and the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Visit the Ipsos website for more information about the study.

Blue Cross® is a registered trade-mark of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross® Plans, an association of independent Blue Cross® Plans