With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music's Jann Arden was the big winner Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at the 17th annual SOCAN Awards gala presentation in Toronto.

With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music's Jann Arden was the big winner Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at the 17th annual SOCAN Awards gala presentation in Toronto.

Arden won for "Where No One Knows Me," "Sleepless," "Wonderdrug," "Good Mother," "Could I Be Your Girl," "Will You Remember Me" and "Sound Of." The Calgary singer/songwriter also received the National Achievement Award in recognition for her success throughout her career.

Among the other award recipients were Avril Lavigne for "Breakaway"; Michael Bublé for "Home"; Nickelback for "Photograph;" Chantal Kreviazuk for "Julia"; Sum 41 for "Pieces"; Divine Brown for "Old Skool Love"; Sarah Harmer for "Almost" and country singer/songwriters George Canyon and Gordie Sampson for both penning "My Name."

Hosted by Open Road Recordings country artist Jason McCoy, the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada acknowledged members' and other music industry figures' achievements from 2005. Some 39 awards were presented at the event.

SOCAN's major achievement awards this year went to Montreal-based folk duo Kate & Anna McGarrigle, who received lifetime achievement awards, and Finger Eleven, who received the international achievement award.