BBTV Founder & CEO Sharzad Rafati

BroadbandTV Corp. and Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV Selected as Finalists for the 2021 Canadian HR Awards

Presented by HRD Canada and Canadian HR Reporter magazine, the Canadian HR Awards recognizes HR teams, individuals and employers for their outstanding achievements, leadership, programs and initiatives in the field of HR over the past 12 months.

Monday, July 12th 2021

Vancouver, B.C.: BBTV Holdings Inc., the leading creator monetization company with a mission to help creators become more successful, is pleased to announce that BroadbandTV Corp. (BBTV) has been selected as a Finalist for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion and Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV, has been named a Finalist for The KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO) in the 8th annual Canadian HR Awards.

Since 2013, The Canadian HR Awards, presented by HRD Canada and supported by Canadian HR Reporter, has celebrated the outstanding HR teams, leaders, employers and service providers across the nation for their achievements and best practices. Finalists were selected following an open call for nominations to HRD Canada’s and Canadian HR Reporter’s nationwide readership of HR professionals.

A core part of BBTV’s DNA is being an active leader ensuring diversity and inclusion in all forms. BBTV leads by example and has created a number of programs and initiatives designed to achieve a diverse and inclusive organization and environment. BBTV works to advocate and inspire other organizations on a global scale to make equality and inclusion practices a business priority, and believes that having true diversity and inclusion practices isn’t just the right thing to do from a moral standpoint, but it’s the smart thing to do.

“As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our goal is to foster a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the individuals we serve and to provide employees with a meaningful and inclusive work environment, free of discrimination and harassment,” comments Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV. “We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company.”

Winners of the Canadian HR Awards will be selected by an independent judging panel of industry experts and then revealed at the celebratory virtual awards show happening September 15, 2021. The virtual show will also feature live panel discussions with the finalists so attendees can go behind the scenes and engage with the best and brightest in HR.

For the full list of finalists or more event information visit, and for more information on BBTV please visit


About BBTV
BBTV is a global media and technology company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The Company’s mission is to help content creators become more successful. With creators ranging from individuals to global media brands, BBTV provides comprehensive, end-to-end Solutions to increase viewership and drive revenue powered by its innovative technology, while allowing creators to focus on their core competency – content creation. In January 2021, BBTV had the second most unique monthly viewers among digital platforms with more than 600 million globally, who consumed more than 50 billion minutes of video content, the most among media companies [1]. (

[1] Calculations and classifications made by BBTV based on data from Comscore’s “Top 12 Countries = January 2021 comScore Video Metrix Media Trend – Multi-Platform – Top 100 Video Properties Report”; Top 12 countries represent ~50% of world’s digital population.

About HRD Canada
HRD Canada concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters. HRD features high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HR directors and industry leaders from around the globe as well as leading newsmakers in the field. Content goes beyond industry standard, offering highly engaging, timely, relevant, innovative and entertaining articles through its website

About Canadian HR Reporter
Since 1987, Canadian HR Reporter has served as Canada’s indispensable guide to human resources management. Published 12 times a year, the popular tabloid provides readers with the latest news and information on trends and issues, along with expert advice and insights from HR practitioners, research and resources. In every issue, readers will find in-depth HR-related news coverage from Canada and around the world, along with the latest employment law developments, and expert columnists covering a variety of topics such as recruitment, mental health, diversity, performance management and employee engagement. The monthly tabloid is complemented by its website

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