Canada’s Authority on Organizational Excellence

Canada’s Authority on Organizational Excellence

Founded in 1992 by Industry Canada as the National Quality Institute, then rebranded as Excellence Canada in 2011, we are an independent, not-for-profit corporation that is dedicated to advancing organizational performance across Canada.


Excellence Canada developed and maintains the Excellence Innovation and Wellness Standard for organizational performance, based upon the most effective practices and proven management strategies from around the world.

Excellence Canada is also the custodian and adjudicator for the Canada Awards for Excellence Program, which has enjoyed the patronage of the Governor General of Canada since 2007.

Our Board of Governors is comprised of senior leaders from the private, public, health care, education, and not-for-profit sectors who act as advisors to Excellence Canada.

Since inception, Excellence Canada has helped thousands of organizations in Canada, across many industries, to implement continual quality improvement systems and employee wellness strategies. As Canada’s national authority on Quality and Healthy Workplace® practices, Excellence Canada has created a uniquely Canadian model, providing measurable standards and objective validation through its certification programs.

Mission Statement

 The mission of Excellence Canada is to help improve organizational performance
and recognize excellence.


Vision Statement

The vision of Excellence Canada is to promote and enable
excellence in every organization in Canada.

Excellent organizations continually improve performance;
they are innovative, competitive, and customer focused;

they are healthy, inclusive, and sustainable; and
they are economically, socially, and environmentally responsible.


Corporate Values

People ● Relationships ● Integrity ● Dedication ● Excellence