2020 Award Recipients

Each year, the CCCA recognizes members and organizations that have demonstrated unparalleled leadership, service, innovation and commitment to the in-house counsel community.

This year, as it was not possible to present the 2020 CCCA Awards at the National Conference, we have honoured our award recipients virtually.

Please enjoy the virtual award presentations.

R.V.A. Jones Award | Professional Contribution AwardInnovation Award | Up and Comer Award

R.V.A. Jones Award

Fred W. Headon, Ad.E.,CIC.C (Assistant General Counsel, Labour and Employment Law, Air Canada) – For his long-term support of the CCCA and the in-house community; his significant contributions to the legal profession as a lawyer, presenter and colleague; and his passionate advocacy of the role of in-house counsel and the importance of lawyers, both nationally and internationally.


Professional Contribution Award

Nick Slonosky, CIC.C (formerly Director & Legal Counsel, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.) – For his 40 years of service to the legal profession, particularly the in-house bar; his substantial contribution to the in-house community in Manitoba and Canada; and his unwavering commitment to success, for himself and his colleagues.

Innovation Award

Robert Warner and the Management Team (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) – For the significant work undertaken in 2019 to transform the Claims Legal Services Department (CLS) to operate more efficiently while delivering consistent quality service, resulting in enhanced customer confidence and trust, as well as improved engagement and productivity by the lawyers and legal support staff within CLS. 

Up and Comer Award

Michael S. Ladha, CIC.C (Legal Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro) – For his dedication to the in-house profession and his community, as demonstrated by his extensive volunteer work; his knowledgeable and engaging approach to his work, where he is recognized as a valued member and leader; and his commitment to continuing education and professional development.