Awards & Recognition

Learn more about us and our recent awards

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 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

Distinction Awards

At the end of 2015, VIA Rail introduced the Distinction Awards, a new employee recognition program with a regional and national component.
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 | 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.
Award | March 10th, 2015

Highly ranked in corporate reputation survey

VIA Rail ranked in 2nd place among companies in the transportation sector in the Léger Corporate Reputation Survey (2014). VIA Rail’s high ranking shows a continuing strong rapport with consumers, who also gave the Corporation high scores in the 2013 and 2012 Léger surveys.