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D2L Receives Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ Award

Waterstone Human Capital recognizes D2L for award-winning company culture, leadership, skills development and community involvement 

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D2L, a global learning technology company, shared that it has been recognized as a 2023 Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ mid-market company for the third time in a row. This achievement, spanning the years 2017-2019, 2020-2022, and now 2023, recognizes Canadian companies that build and sustain strong company cultures. 

Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures is a national program, now in its 20th year, that celebrates organizations with strong leadership and vision that are dedicated to building and sustaining a culture of employee engagement. D2L was honored for its diversity, equity and inclusion process and policies; employee recruitment, engagement and retention strategies; its vision and leadership; and its high-performance culture.

“It is an honour to receive our third Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2023 award from Waterstone Human Capital,” said Yvonne Bell, SVP of People and Culture at D2L. “This recognition showcases the unwavering passion that D2L has for its people. Not only do we focus on attracting bright minds through our inclusive and welcoming company culture, but we are also invested in supporting their goals in every step of their career.” 

2024 Waterloo Area’s Top Employers Award
Today, D2L was also named a winner of another Waterloo Area’s Top Employers award. This is the fourteenth year in a row that D2L has earned this recognition. D2L was selected based on multiple criteria: forward-thinking programs, work atmosphere and social, benefits, skills development, and community involvement.

2023 Candidate Experience (CandE) Award
In October 2023, D2L earned a Candidate Experience (CandE) Award: a recognition granted by The Talent Board to companies with the highest positive candidate ratings. D2L ranked #1 in a pool of 120 participating North American organizations. This award constituted D2L’s fifth CandE award win since 2019. 

2023 Canadian HR Awards, Excellence Awardee
In July 2023, D2L was also named a 2023 Canadian HR Awards Excellence Award finalist in two categories:  

  • Most Effective Recruitment Strategy: celebrating the novelty and excellence of a company’s recruiting initiatives, going beyond standard talent acquisition. 
  • The Queen’s University IRC Award for the Best Learning & Development Strategy: celebrating HR teams that have delivered unique, critical training programs that help meet business needs and objectives. 

D2L has previously received recognition in multiple categories: Best Workplace Culture and Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion; and Human Resources Director Canada special reports, Top Innovative HR Teams and 5-Star Benefits Programs.

Over the past decade, D2L’s People and Culture team has won more than 50 awards for its talent programs, including: Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work (2022), Canada’s Best Workplace Culture (2022), and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023).  

Learn more about D2L’s People and Culture on its career page. 

About D2L

D2L is transforming the way the world learns—helping learners of all ages achieve more than they dreamed possible. Working closely with clients all over the world, D2L is supporting millions of people learning online and in person. Our growing global workforce is dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world better than they found it. Learn more about D2L for K-12, higher education and businesses at 


Tory Waldron
Director, PR, D2L Corporation
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