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Entrepreneurs dare.

They dare to dream. To imagine the unimaginable. To challenge the status quo. To face ridicule and obstacles. They take enormous risks in the belief that they can bring their dreams to life. And those who succeed change the world.

That’s why we’re so proud to celebrate Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. We’re passionate supporters of the entrepreneurial spirit, and believe that the stories of these daring women and men must be told.

Everyone’s life is touched in some way by an entrepreneur. And so we challenge you to submit your nominations for this world-renowned awards program. The entrepreneur you nominate could be Canada’s next Entrepreneur Of The Year.

So go ahead. Recommend or nominate an entrepreneur today. We dare you.

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Program benefits and details

EOY - Why get involved EOY - Eligibility EOY - Celebrate your team
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Frequently asked questions

Costs to participate? Timing?  Award categories?  You have questions, we have answers.


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Increase your chance of success: understand what the judges look for

Independent panels of judges in each region comprise business and community leaders, educators and past award winners.

They evaluate nominations on a wide range of criteria, including:

EOY - Judging Criteria Icons

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Regional programs

Entrepreneur Of The Year honours the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world.

For regional dates and contacts please select a region below:

PacificPrairiesOntarioQuebecAtlantic
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Meet our judges


  • Pacifc
    Ryan Beedie
    Ryan Beedie
    President
    Beedie Group
    Charles Chang
    Charles Chang
    President & Founder
    Lyra Growth Partners
    Ashley Cooper
    Ashley Cooper
    President
    Paladin Security
    Cathy Thorpe
    Cathy Thorpe
    President
    Nurse Next Door
    Debi Hewson
    Debi Hewson
    President
    Odlum Brown
    Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogers
    VP & General Counsel
    Global Relay
    Bill Tam
    Bill Tam
    President
    BC Tech Association
    Lisa Shields
    Lisa Shields
    CEO
    FI.SPAN
  • Prairies
    Laurie Goldberg
    Laurie Goldberg
    CEO
    People Corporation
    Kristi Cawthorn
    Kristi Cawthorn
    CEO
    Startec
    Roy Ben-Dor
    Roy Ben-Dor
    Principal
    Warburg Pincus
    Marcela Mandeville
    Marcela Mandeville
    CEO
    Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
    Steve King
    Steve King
    President & CEO
    Alaris Royalty Corp.
    Allison Grafton
    Allison Grafton
    President
    Rockwood Custom Homes Inc.
    Prabha Mitchell
    Prabha Mitchell
    CEO
    Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
  • Ontario
    Jill Denham
    Jill Denham
    Corporate Director
    Morneau Shepell
    Steve Faraone
    Steve Faraone
    Managing Director
    Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan
    Lisa Melchior
    Lisa Melchior
    Managing Director
    OMERS Private Equity
    Lori O'Neill
    Lori O'Neill
    Corporate Director
     
    Jeff Parr
    Jeff Parr
    Co-CEO & Managing Director
    Clairvest
    Gerald Slemko
    Gerald Slemko
    CEO
    Trudell Medical
    Rick Watkin
    Rick Watkin
    President & CEO
    KUBRA
    Andy Burgess
    Andy Burgess
    Managing Partner
    Russel Square Partners
    Code Cubitt
    Code Cubitt
    Founder & Managing Director
    Mistral Venture Partners
  • Quebec
    Anne Darche
    Anne Darche
    President
    Pertinence Inc.
    Marie-Anne Tawil
    Marie-Anne Tawil
    President & CEO
    Iron Hill Investments Inc.
    Andrew Richardson
    Andrew Richardson
    President
    Targray
    Jacques Foisy
    Jacques Foisy
    President & Managing Director
    Novacap
  • Atlantic
    Ben Cowan-Dewar
    Ben Cowan-Dewar
    Managing Director
    Cabot Links Venture Inc.
    Robyn Eddy
    Robyn Eddy
    President
    Eddy Group Ltd.
    Douglas Hall
    Douglas Hall
    Director
    Pattern Energy Group Inc.
    Jackie McIntyre
    Jackie McIntyre
    President & CEO
    Cows Inc.
    Sharon Sparkes
    Sharon Sparkes
    Senior VP & CFO
    Newfoundland Liquor Corp.
    Dr. Sandy MacIver
    Dr. Sandy MacIver
    Director
    Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies, Mount Allison University
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Hall of fame

We're proud to celebrate Canada's top entrepreneurs. Those who dare to pursue the uphill climb and don't just keep the pace, but accelerate. They speed up innovation, growth and social improvement. And build lasting legacies that inspire the next generation. They're an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.

That's why for over 20 years, we've honoured their achievements with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards.


Click to see what the 2016 winners and finalists from the across the country had to say when interviewed on the “yellow carpet” at the galas:

EOY 2016 Awards HighlightsEOY 2016 Winners - PersevereEOY 2016 Winners - AdversityEOY 2016 Winners - Believe
  • EOY - Winner - Matias Marquez
  • EOY - Winner - Les Mandelbaum
  • EOY - Winner - Kristi Cawthorn
  • EOY - Winner - Alex MacLean
  • EOY - Winner - Gilbert Rozon

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors

National presenting sponsors

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National silver sponsors

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