EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

2014 National award winners

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Congratulations to Canada’s 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year and the top regional winners!

2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Linda Hasenfratz
Linamar Corporation

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year - Linda Hasenfratz

2014 Regional winners

  • Pacific
    Thomas Leavitt | Leavitt Machinery
  • Prairies
    Bill McCaffrey | MEG Energy
  • Ontario
    Linda Hasenfratz | Linamar Corporation
  • Quebec
    José Boisjoli | BRP
  • Atlantic
    Robert Crosbie | Crosbie Group Limited

National special citations

Many of the award winners across the country stand out, not only as leaders in their industry, but also for the unique mark they’ve made on the entrepreneurial landscape.

The following entrepreneurs are EY Entrepreneur Of The Year category award recipients in their regions and were also selected by the national judges as Special Citation honourees.

These men and women have demonstrated outstanding innovation in globalization, business models, products and services and partnerships by embracing business challenges and opportunities with passion, purpose, execution, relentless customer focus and realized unprecedented financial results.

  • Pacific

    Charles Chang
    Vega | Burnaby

    Special Citation: Product innovation
    The leader in the plant-based natural health and performance products industry.

  • Prairies

    Mike Fata
    Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods | Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Special Citation: Entrepreneurial spirit
    The world’s largest hemp food manufacturer to grow, make and sell hemp foods.

  • Ontario

    Emmie Leung
    Emterra Group | Burlington

    Special Citation: Industry pioneer
    A leader in waste resources management, collecting, recycling and marketing packaging, printed paper and scrap tires to convert waste liquids into green products.

  • Quebec

    Bassel Atallah, Firas Atallah, Rami Atallah
    SSENSE | Montréal

    Special Citation: Marketing Excellence
    A leading online luxury clothing boutique, carrying over 200 men's and women’s wear collections, including shoes and accessories, from world renowned designers.

  • National Special Citation — Social Entrepreneur 

    Social Entrepreneur is a unique special citation awarded to an entrepreneur whose achievements have driven large-scale social change and improved people’s lives.

    Dr. John Mighton
    JUMP Math

    JUMP Math produces evidence-based curricula that accelerate math learning for all students. JUMP provides complete classroom math materials and teacher training for grades one to eight.