Arbor named Best Managed for the fifth straight year

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Arbor Memorial was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 29th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

Arbor Memorial has risen to the unique challenges it has faced this past year with the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Best Managed designation is a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to compassion, integrity and excellence, and demonstrates the deep trust families place in Arbor to help them during an often-difficult time.

“This year’s Best Managed winners displayed courage, resourcefulness, and creativity as they explored new avenues for advancement,” said Derrick Dempster, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “We’re extremely proud to recognize their impressive achievements in such a rapidly changing business world. Their successes demonstrate the importance of strong leadership and forethought in driving long-term growth.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2022 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) putting their people and culture at the forefront, focusing on their ESG strategies and doubling down on accelerated digitization.

“The pandemic has changed the way we operate and has accelerated our goal of bringing the bereavement business into the modern world,” said David Scanlan, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor Memorial. “We’re investing in a significant digital transformation, prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees, and educating families on the increasingly innovative options we offer for their funeral and cemetery needs. What has remained constant through our advancement is our fundamental belief that every life is unique – and every memorial should be, too; to provide each client family with the best possible customer experience and to offer expert guidance and compassion when families need them most.”

With five years as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies under its belt, the team at Arbor Memorial will continue their momentum with growth in all areas of the business, and remain focused on fostering an engaging and positive workplace.

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