For 25 years, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards has recognized the achievements of Canada’s entrepreneurial trailblazers.

Why? Entrepreneurs drive growth. Entrepreneurs live outside the box. Entrepreneurs disrupt with purpose. Entrepreneurs take Canadian businesses to the next level. We think that’s worth celebrating.

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Program benefits and details

EOY - Why get involved EOY - Eligibility EOY - Celebrate your team

 

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. How to stand out to this esteemed group?

graph symbolHighlight financial success
gear symbolShowcase innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit
people symbolDemonstrate exceptional leadership and integrity
binoculars iconCommunicate your company’s vision
shaking hands symbolTell your philanthropic story – how do you give back?
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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:

Pacific Prairies Ontario Quebec Atlantic

Meet our winners

  • EOY - Christian Chia
  • EOY - Lauréat - Les Mandelbaum
  • EOY - Linda McCurdy

Meet our judges

  • Pacific
    Ali Pejman
    Ali Pejman
    Partner
    Fort Capital Partners
    Bill Tam
    Bill Tam
    Co-Chair
    Digital Technology Supercluster
    Cathy Thorpe
    Cathy Thorpe
    President
    Nurse Next Door
    Charles Chang
    Charles Chang
    President & Founder
    Lyra Growth Partners
    Debra Hewson
    Debra Hewson
    President and CEO
    Odlum Brown
    Lisa Shields
    Lisa Shields
    CEO
    FiSpan Services Inc.
    Marsha Walden
    Marsha Walden
    CEO
    Destination British Columbia
    Sacha McLean
    Sacha McLean
    Vice-Chair
    The McLean Group
  • Prairies
    Brenda Nowakowski
    Brenda Nowakowski
    VP Finance
    JNE Welding
    Laurie Goldberg
    Laurie Goldberg
    Executive Chairman & CEO
    People Corporation
    Kristi Cawthorn
    Kristi Cawthorn
    President
    Startec Compression & Process
    Lorne Jacobson
    Lorne Jacobson
    Vice Chairman
    TriWest Capital Partners
    Marcela Mandeville
    Marcela Mandeville
    CEO
    Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
    Tim Melton
    Tim Melton
    Chairman of the Board
    Melcor
  • Ontario
    Andy Burgess
    Andy Burgess
    Managing Partner
    Russel Square Partners
    Anne Sado
    Anne Sado
    President
    George Brown College
    Code Cubitt
    Code Cubitt
    Founder & Managing Director
    Mistral Venture Partners
    Gerald Slemko
    Gerald Slemko
    CEO
    Trudell Medical
    Lisa Melchior
    Lisa Melchior
    President & Founder
    VERTU Capital
    Mark Gordon
    Mark Gordon
    Managing Director
    Oncap
    Rick Watkin
    Rick Watkin
    President & CEO
    KUBRA
    Steve Faraone
    Steve Faraone
    Managing Director
    Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan
  • Quebec
    Andrew Richardson
    Andrew Richardson
    President
    Targray
    Claudine Labelle
    Claudine Labelle
    President & Founder
    Fillactive
    Jacques Foisy
    Jacques Foisy
    President & Managing Partner
    Novacap
    Jean-Yves Germain
    Jean-Yves Germain
    Co-president
    Group Germain Hotels
    Marie-Anne Tawil
    Marie-Anne Tawil
    President & CEO
    Iron Hill Investments Inc
    Marie Josée Lamothe
    Marie Josée Lamothe
    Managing Director - Québec
    Google Canada
    Martin Deschênes
    Martin Deschênes
    President & Founder
    Groupe Deschênes Inc.
  • Atlantic
    Douglas Hall
    Douglas Hall
    Director
    Pattern Energy Group Inc.
    Ed Barrett
    Ed Barrett
    President
    Barrett Corporation
    Kent Scales
    Kent Scales
    CEO
    Scales Group of Companies
    Nora Duke
    Nora Duke
    Executive Vice President
    Fortis Group
    Robyn Eddy
    Robyn Eddy
    President
    Eddy Group Ltd.
    Toon Nagtegaal
    Toon Nagtegaal
    Founder & Owner
    THENEXTPHASE
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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 25 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 Winners - Persevere EOY 2016 Winners - Adversity EOY 2016 Winners - Believe
  • EOY - Winner - Matias Marquez
  • EOY - Winner - Les Mandelbaum
  • EOY - Winner - Kristi Cawthorn
  • EOY - Winner - Alex MacLean

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Tickets

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