Kristi Hines named in 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards

Kristi Hines named in 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards

Kristi Hines, Founder and CEO of Hines Health Services, has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner for 2023. The list was released by WXN (Women’s Executive Network) along with their partners today, recognizing women across Canada who make a transformational difference in their fields and actively shape a more inclusive future, especially in underrepresented areas. Hines was named in the Compass Rose Entrepreneurs Award category, which recognizes female founders who own and operate businesses and bring to the table their bold enthusiasm.

“I am deeply honoured to be a recipient of a 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award and recognized alongside other women across Canada who are leaving their mark in amazing ways, embracing risks to achieve even greater rewards,” said Hines.

“I am grateful for this acknowledgment, and I graciously extend this award’s recognition to all the powerful women across Canada, especially fellow female entrepreneurs, leaders, and individuals driving positive change in our communities and across the country.”

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the winners selected by WXN’s Diversity Council of Canada. The 2023 winners will be celebrated in person at the 21st annual Top 100 Awards Gala, hosted at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto on November 30.

“It takes a powerful woman to lead like a legend in her field, organization or community, and it takes a powerful woman to empower those around her to do the same,” said Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN. “This year’s winners embody that power, giving us hope when we need it most, setting new bars and changing the status quo. They are legends celebrated not just for the things they do, but also how they touch the lives of others.”

“We stand on the shoulders of giants. Our winners show us how powerful we are today through the continued legacy that weaves through all 21 years of the Top 100 Awards. They also forge a brighter future for Canada through the legends they create every single day,” Stevens said.


That legacy includes iconic Top 100 winners such as The Honourable Rona Ambrose, former leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons; Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, global activist, head of the House of Mandela and the daughter of Nelson Mandela; The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman elected to the House of Commons; Melissa Grelo, co-host of CTV’s The Social; Michele Romanow, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist; and Susan Aglukark, award-winning musician.

Since it began in 2012, the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards have recognized and celebrated a total of 1,628 extraordinary women.

About Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines is an award-winning entrepreneur and leader, known for her exemplary track record in providing emergency medical services, occupational health and medical recruitment and placement services to businesses, organizations and government agencies throughout Canada.

Her dedication to the profession of occupational health and specialized, solution-based medical services is evident through her practice, mentorship and innovation. Proudly raised in Fort McMurray, Kristi is a passionate entrepreneur and community builder. Kristi is the Past President of Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association, Director for Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism, Past Chair of Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and currently First Vice Chair of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. She is also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award and Women of Inspiration Award by Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude Canada among many other citations.

About Hines Health Services


Based in Fort McMurray, Hines Health Services specializes in medical and occupational services, including Emergency Medical Services, and takes great pride in being at the forefront of medical testing and assessment in the workplace.

Recipient of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Award of Distinction and 2018 Professional Services Business of the Year Award from the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, Hines Health Services serves clients in oil and gas, construction and government and has a national network of 125 affiliate clinic locations across Canada.

For Hines Health Services media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Kristi Hines, please contact: Julianne McKinnon, Strategic Advisor

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About WXN

WXN (Women’s Executive Network), a member-based organization, is North America’s #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S.

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For WXN media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Sherri Stevens, please contact: Garry Atkinson, Research & Analytics Manager

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