Det’on Cho nabs second nod as one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures

Clayton Thompson, left, Lesley Ann Evans, Noma Mangena, president and CEO Mark Lewis, Rebecca Connelly, and Mary Rose (Maro) Sundberg. (Photo courtesy of Det'on Cho Corp.)

Det’on Cho Group of Companies is one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2023 in the Growth Category. This matches the honour bestowed upon Yellowknives Dene First Nation’s economic arm for 2020.

Det’on Cho president and CEO Mark Lewis stated from the presentation Thursday in Toronto: “I am immensely proud of our team members across all our companies and the work they do every day to live our values and work towards our mission of building prosperity for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.”

With 300 employees across its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Det’on Cho stated in a release it is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment that reflects its Indigenous ownership and Dene teachings.

Det’on Cho’s board chair Philip Goulet stated: “The Det’on Cho team is focused on a better future for our communities, all of our members, and the environment during challenging times. This award demonstrates that doing so with values based on Dene Laws is the right path forward.”

Waterstone Human Capital founded Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture program 19 years ago to recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

Winners are selected annually by former winners from among hundreds of program submissions.