Corus Entertainment wins HRD’s 2024 Innovative HR Teams award

We’re proud to announce that Corus Entertainment has been awarded as an Innovative HR Team by HRD for their GO Intranet - Corus Central.

In 2022, we helped Corus, a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world, transform its outdated on-premises intranet into a go-to destination for all employees. Today, they’ve been recognized as a 2024 Innovative HR Team by HRD for their new intranet.

Like many companies, Corus has been evolving its ways of working to a hybrid work model. With employees working in diverse roles, lines of business and geographies, they needed a single platform where all their employees could start their day, access news and information about the business and learn about events happening across the company. Corus needed an intranet where all employees could see themselves and interact with others within their workplace culture.

Enter Corus Central, Corus’s new intranet built on GO for modern SharePoint. It’s full of features that foster connection and community across the company, such as enhancing their well-being through a dedicated well-being section, supporting charitable initiatives through Connected Community, embracing sustainability through Corus Green, liking and commenting on posts, scheduling events, posting employee generated content on the photo gallery, listing items to buy and sell on a marketplace, and awarding Corus Stars to colleagues through its everyday employee recognition. These features make Corus Central a valuable, engaging destination for all employees and creates a unifying experience for their hybrid workforce. The results have been successful – analytics through Helm Insights show that employee engagement with news, events and recognition have all increased. To learn more about these features and what else GO Intranet offers, check out GO’s feature page.

Natalia Williams Director, Internal Communications, Corus Entertainment Corus Entertainment Inc.

When I met Habanero, the stars really did align. The team clearly understands the needs, challenges and aspirations of internal communicators. They knew which GO Intranet features would help us elevate our communications and support our hybrid work approach, while deepening the innovative, fun, collaborative Corus culture we are known for.

The Corus team continues to lean into their test-and-learn approach and build on the success of their intranet, while the Habanero team continues to be a strategic partner to Corus. We help them maximize their intranet investment and achieve their goal of strengthening their communications and workplace culture while also being the destination for everything Corus. From the start, the Habanero and Corus teams felt like an excellent match, and we are so proud of their achievement as an Innovative HR Team.

About Innovative HR Teams

HRD Canada’s Innovative HR Teams 2024 report recognizes firms that are breaking boundaries to move the HR industry forward — whether it’s by taking a progressive approach to recruitment, introducing new technology or rolling out a ground-breaking reward and recognition strategy. The report offers HR teams a unique benchmarking opportunity to see how their initiatives compare to those of the profession at large.

Readers were invited to submit entries showcasing HR teams that have agile, bold and forward-thinking people strategies. Nominations focused on areas including talent management, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and HR technology. Initiatives introduced and results achieved in 2023 were highlighted. HRD Canada objectively assessed each entry for detailed information, true innovation and proven success — along with benchmarking against the other entries — to determine the winners.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming platforms, and technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit

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Melissa Eckersley

Director, Corporate Communications Corus Entertainment Inc.

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