Awards & Recognition
Learn more about us and our recent awards
Award | December 31st, 2016
Innovation and Excellence Award for Risk Management
VIA Rail received the “Innovation and Excellence: Delivering Value through Risk Management” award at the Global Risk Awards ceremony in London organized by the Institute of Risk Management.
Award | November 30th, 2016
Award-Winning Marketing Campaign
The “Winter Way to Travel” campaign, launched at the start of 2016, stood out in a field of more than 350 Canadian campaigns at the Media Innovation Awards in November and took home two awards.
Award | November 14th, 2016
Global AirRail Alliance personality of the year
Mohamed Bhanji, Special Advisor to the Chief Commercial Officer received the “AirRail Personality of the Year” award.
Award | November 8th, 2016
Prix des Conseillers Juridiques du Québec
In November, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano received the “Business Achievement Award” at the Prix des Conseillers Juridiques du Québec presented by ZSA Legal Recruitment.
Award | September 14th, 2016
Women and Boards Awards
VIA Rail’s President Yves Desjardins-Siciliano received an award in September from Women and Boards, a not-for-profit organization that supports women in their leadership development, career enhancement, and access to Board seats.
Award | May 31st, 2016
At the end of 2015, VIA Rail introduced the Distinction Awards, a new employee recognition program with a regional and national component.
Award | May 16th, 2016
Honoured by the Québec business community
In May, VIA Rail won its first Mercuriade, a prestigious Québec business award given out by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.
Award | February 25th, 2016
Via Rail recognized as one of Canada's best employers
At the start of the year Forbes Magazine unveiled its first list of Canada’s 250 Best Employers and VIA Rail ranked #47.
Award | November 20th, 2015
VIA Rail's Rising Star
Bruno Riendeau, Director, Safety and Environment, was awarded Progressive Railroading’s Rising Stars Award and was profiled in the September issue of their magazine.
Award | September 22nd, 2015
Awards for Via Rail's Enterprise Risk Management System
Award | March 10th, 2015
Ontario Sport Award
In April, VIA Rail was presented with an Ontario Sports Award to honour its support of amateur sports in the province.
Award | March 10th, 2015
The Commissioner of Official Languages
Our efforts were recognized by Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages, who cited VIA Rail in his annual report as one of only two organizations to receive an “Exemplary” rating.