Awards & Recognition

Learn more about us and our recent awards

Award | February 6th, 2019

Canadian Council of the Blind

In recognition of its involvement and its many initiatives on improving accessibility for all Canadians, VIA Rail has received the President’s Award from the Canadian Council of the Blind during a gala celebrating the organization’s 75th anniversary.
Award | November 27th, 2018

Railway Association of Canada award

The Railway Association of Canada honoured VIA Rail with a prize for excellence in safety for a pilot project related to the handling of workplace accidents involving service attendants.
Award | September 12th, 2018

Women in governance

VIA Rail Canada has received a Silver Parity Certification, in recognition of its efforts and achievements in its strategies, actions and results to promote and support women in their leadership development, career advancement and representation at all levels of the organization.
Award | October 27th, 2017

RAC Safety and Environment Awards

At the Railway Association of Canada’s 2017 Safety and Environment Awards, VIA Rail’s Locomotive Engineer tablet initiative won a Safety Award in the Class 1 category.
Award | May 26th, 2017

Most supportive employer in Canada

VIA Rail was honoured to be named the Most Supportive Employer in Canada by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council. VIA Rail is the first Crown Corporation to win this award
Award | March 30th, 2017

Many Honours for our marketing campaigns

Our “Winter Way to Travel” campaign won Silver both at the Internationalist Awards for “Innovation in Media” (in New York) and at the International Festival of Media contest (in Rome) for “Best use of Geo-Location”.
Award | March 24th, 2017

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel

VIA Rail’s President and CEO, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, was appointed the honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Régiment de Maisonneuve and accepted the mandate to reinforce the link between the military and Montréal’s civilian community and promote esprit de corps. This appointment reflects Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano’s leadership in recognizing the value military members can add to the Canadian workforce.
Award | March 20th, 2017

Best Employer in Québec Award

VIA Rail was honoured as the best employer in Québec by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council. This award recognizes our support for members of Canada’s Reserve Forces and our efforts to encourage them to join and stay at our company.
Award | March 18th, 2017

Via Rail recognized for dedication to military and armed forces

VIA Rail has been recognized over the past year thanks to various initiatives including a new leave policy allowing reservist employees to continue their military training or participate in temporary missions during military operations in Canada and abroad.