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BDC Entrepreneurship Awards

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy and the future of Canadian business. Their ideas—and their energy—are the driving force behind creating jobs and prosperity for all Canadians.

Now, it’s time to recognize Canadian entrepreneurs and their vital role in the success of our country. We give three awards that recognize entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves for their contributions to the spirit of Canadian entrepreneurialism.

In partnership with some of the country’s leading business organizations, the BDC Entrepreneurship Awards are presented throughout the year to recognize outstanding contributions in each of the following three pillar areas:

  • BDC Mentorship AwardCall for nominations – February 1 to 26, 2016
    This award, offered in partnership with Futurpreneur Canada, recognizes a Canadian business mentor credited by their peers for having provided valuable advice and support that has led to the creation and growth of Canadian companies by building their mentees’ professional skills and abilities.
  • BDC Entrepreneurial Resiliency AwardNominations are now closed
    This award, offered in partnership with The Turnaround Management Association—Montreal Chapter (TMA‑Montreal), recognizes spectacular turnarounds of businesses or entrepreneurs that demonstrate recovery from failure in a way that is bold and inspiring to other businesses that may be facing similar challenges.
  • BDC Entrepreneurship Champion
    This award recognizes a Canadian entrepreneur who has created and grown one or many successful small or medium‑sized businesses over the years, making a substantial contribution to the prosperity of the Canadian economy.

Recent update: BDC Young Entrepreneur Award

After many successful years of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award, we have decided to explore new, exciting ways to promote entrepreneurship in Canada. In order to do so, BDC will not be organizing the 2016 edition of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award.

In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about how can BDC help you grow your business, visit