Press release

16 May 2022 Toronto, CA

EY recognizes 22 Ontario businesses in annual entrepreneur program

Entrepreneurs putting customers first to unlock long-term value

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Entrepreneurs putting customers first to unlock long-term value

EY Canada is honoured to announce the regional finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2022 Ontario program today. Selected by an independent panel of judges, 22 businesses have been recognized for transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity.

“It’s amazing to see so many entrepreneurs in Ontario driving forward with purpose,” says Stephanie Lamont, Entrepreneur Of The Year Ontario Program Director. “What stands out in this year’s cohort is the focus on environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. Whether clothing, beverage, skin care, industrial products or beyond, these entrepreneurs are taking a business-to-human approach to enable their stakeholders to consume sustainably and build a better world for their people and communities.”

Now in its 28th year in Canada, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program supports, connects and enables entrepreneurs across Canada as they turn groundbreaking ideas into powerful businesses that deliver national and global impact. The program works in tandem with EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ and Entrepreneurs Access Network to help businesses grow, scale and overcome ever-evolving challenges, while building an equitable and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem for all.

View the full list of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Ontario finalists

What’s next?

The independent panel of judges will select seven regional winners who will be announced in July. The winners will then move forward to compete with Pacific, Prairies, Québec and Atlantic regional winners at the national awards celebration in November, where Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 winner will be revealed. The overall Canadian winner will go on to compete with national winners from across the globe in Monaco for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2023. Last year’s winner, Dr. Carl Hansen of AbCellera — BC-based biotechnology company best known for its leading role in developing an antibody treatment for COVID-19 — will be heading to Monaco next month to represent Canada on the world stage for EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022.

More information 

Visit for more program details and follow #EOYCanada and #EOYOntario on social media for the latest program updates.

The 2022 Ontario independent judging panel comprises Reena Chaudhary, Managing Partner, Sia Partners; Teresa Lee, Managing Director, OMERS Growth Equity; Tony Lourakis, CEO, Fleet Complete; Somen Mondal, General Manager, Ceridian; and Alan Quarry, Founder, BarnRaising Associates Consulting. 

This year's national sponsor is TSX Inc. The Ontario regional sponsors are CWB Financial Group and Ontario Global 100.

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