National HR Awards - Winner Profiles

Queen's University IRC Professional Development Award
Fidelity Canada

For the second straight year, Fidelity Investments Canada has earned the Queen’s University IRC Professional Development Award.

“It truly is a team effort,” says Linda Passarelli, vice-president of talent management at Fidelity in Toronto. “We support employees with all their professional development goals… and it’s great to be recognized for having such a great culture focused on employee development.”

“It starts with the employees themselves — identifying what their career aspirations are and the development needs that they have — working with their manager, and then the HR team. We are so grateful that we’re able to provide employees with the support and development opportunities that we are able to, to help them succeed and to help them to achieve their career aspirations.”

The mutual fund management company has more than 1,000 employees, with a mandate to hire great people and then make them better, she says. 

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