The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

 

Regional programs

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

Given the unique character of the different markets across Canada, Entrepreneur Of The Year seeks nominations in five regions:

  • Pacific (British Columbia, Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories)
  • Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada.

For regional dates and contacts please select a region below:
Pacific  |  Prairies  |  Ontario  |  Quebec  |  Atlantic

Meet our 2017 regional finalists

Select a regional below:
Pacific  |  Prairies  |  Ontario  |  Quebec  |  Atlantic

Download the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 brochure
Nominate an entrepreneur for 2018 today!

Pacific region


View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Pacific finalists

 

2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Region Judges

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 Technology Industry Association
Lisa Shields
Lisa Shields
CEO
FI.SPAN Services Inc.

Mark your 2017 calendar!

Nominations open: 1 March 2017
Close of nominations: 28 April 2017
Nominee interviews: May 2017
Regional nominee reception: Four Seasons Hotel
14 June 2017
Finalists announced: 6 July 2017
Finalists celebration: Science World
12 July 2017
Pacific Gala Vancouver Convention Centre
29 September 2017
 

Contact us

Regional Specialist: Sandie Atkinson
604 643 5486
Pacific Director,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Lui Petrollini
604 684 3803
Download the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 brochure
Nominate an entrepreneur for 2018 today!

Prairies region

View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Prairies finalists

 

2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Region Judges

Laurie Goldberg
Laurie Goldberg
CEO
People Corporation
Kristi Cawthorn
Kristi Cawthorn
CEO
Startec
Steven Kantowitz
Steven Kantowitz
Vice President
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
Tim Melton
Tim Melton
Chairman
Melcor Developments
 

Mark your 2017 calendar!

Nominations open: 1 March 2017
Close of nominations: 28 April 2017
Nominee interviews: May 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Calgary:
Fairmont Palliser
27 June 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Edmonton:
Art Gallery of Alberta
13 June 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Saskatoon:

June 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Winnipeg:

June 2017

Finalists announced

6 July 2017
Finalists celebration
- Calgary:

7 September 2017
Finalists celebration
- Edmonton:

12 September 2017
Finalists celebration
- Saskatoon:

September 2017
Finalists celebration
- Winnipeg:

September 2017
Prairies Gala Telus Convention Centre
19 October 2017
 

Contact us

Regional Specialist: Lauren Tilley
403 206 5536
Prairies Director,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Rob Jolley
780 638 6656
Calgary Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Dean Radomsky
403 206 5180
Edmonton Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Rob Jolley
780 638 6656
Saskatoon Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Greg Keller
306 649 8218
Winnipeg Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Joe Healey
204 954 5568
Download the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 brochure
Nominate an entrepreneur for 2018 today!

Ontario region

View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Ontario finalists

 

2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ontario Region Judges

Jill Denham
Jill Denham
Corporate Director
Morneau Shepell
Steve Faraone
Steve Faraone
Managing Director
Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan
Lisa Melchior
Lisa Melchior
Founder & President
VERTU Capital
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

Mark your 2017 calendar!

Nominations open 1 March 2017
Close of nominations 28 April 2017
Nominee interviews May 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Toronto

20 June 2017
Regional nominee reception
- South Western Ontario

June 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Ottawa

June 2017
Accelerating Growth Summit
June 2017

Finalists announced

6 July 2017
Finalists celebration 24 September 2017
Ontario Gala 24 October 2017
 

Contact us

Regional Specialist: Cristina Burca
416 943 2114
Ontario Co-Director,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Elena Doucette
416 943 3193
Ontario Co-Director,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Paula Smith
416 943 2981
Ottawa Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Matt Pearson
613 598 4354
London Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Warren Granger
519 646 5534
Southwestern Ontario Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Kevin J. Casey
519 571 3311
Download the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 brochure
Nominate an entrepreneur for 2018 today!

Quebec region

View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Quebec finalists

 

2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Quebec Region Judges

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

Mark your 2017 calendar!

Nominations open 1 March 2017
Close of nominations 28 April 2017
Nominee interviews May 2017
Regional nominee reception June 2017
Finalists announced 6 July 2017
Finalists celebration 7 September 2017
Quebec Gala L'Arsenal
9 November 2017
 

Contact us

Regional Specialist: Josée Rioux
514 874 4471
Montreal Leader and
Co-director, Entrepreneur Of The Year:

Luc Charbonneau
514 879 2638

Co-director,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Daniel Baer
514 879 2603
Quebec City Leader,
Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Nancy Avoine
418 640 5129
Download the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 brochure
Nominate an entrepreneur for 2018 today!

Atlantic region

View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Atlantic finalists

 

2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Atlantic Region Judges

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

Mark your 2017 calendar!

Nominations open: 1 March 2017
Close of nominations: 28 April 2017
Nominee interviews: May 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Newfoundland:
19 June 2017
Regional nominee reception
- New Brunswick:
week of June 19, 2017
Regional nominee reception
- Nova Scotia:
28 June 2017

Finalists announced:

6 July 2017
Finalists event: TBD
Atlantic Gala Delta Beausejour, Moncton
5 October 2017
 

Contact us

Regional Specialist: Kathleen Potter
506 634 2135
Atlantic Managing Partner Jim Lutes
506 634 2158
Atlantic Director Gina Kinsman
902 421 6291
Atlantic Leader,
New Brunswick
Shane Snow
506 634 2157
Atlantic Leader,
Newfoundland
Troy Stanley
709 570 8290

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