SOURCE: Excellence Canada

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October 21, 2016 15:24 ET

Excellence Canada and PwC Canada are pleased to present the recipients of the 2017 Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 21, 2016) - Excellence Canada and PwC Canada are pleased to announce this year's 19 private businesses that have received the Canadian Businesses Excellence Award by clearly demonstrating a strategic approach and measurable outcomes in achieving Delighted Customers, Engaged Employees, and a Culture of Innovation.

This year's recipients, in alphabetical order, are:

AppCentrica, Inc. - Toronto, ON
Arrow Engineering - Edmonton, AB
Belmar Consulting - Burnaby, BC
Brainworks - London, ON
Candybox Marketing - Mississauga, ON
Hanson Canada - Toronto, ON
Interwork Technologies Inc. - Toronto, ON
Medgate - Toronto, ON
O2E Brands - Vancouver, BC
Pound & Grain Digital Inc. - Vancouver, BC
RANA Respiratory Care Group - Winnipeg, MB
R. Khanuja Dentistry Professional Corporation - Brampton, ON
Spark Power Corporation - Oakville, ON
Stanhope Simpson Insurance Ltd. - Halifax, NS
Symplicity Designs - Moncton, NB
Tutor Doctor - Toronto, ON
United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. - Mississauga, ON
ValueTrend Wealth Management - WorldSource Securities Inc. - Barrie, ON
WalterFedy - Kitchener, ON

This annual awards program recognizes outstanding achievements by privately-held Canadian businesses from coast-to-coast. The awards will be presented at the 2017 Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses Luncheon on Tuesday, November 1st at the Carlu in Toronto. The program features:

  • Opening address by Saul Plener, National Leader of Private Company Services, PwC Canada
  • Keynote address by Christine Day, CEO, Luvo (former senior executive at lululemon and Starbucks)
  • A distinguished panel of senior executives on the challenges of operating and growing a profitable private business
  • Presentation of the 2017 Awards

For complete event details and registration, please visit

Applications for the 2017-18 Awards program are now being accepted online at The deadline for next year's submissions is May 31, 2017.

What is unique about this Awards program?

  • Businesses are benchmarked against three major business drivers and predictors of future success
  • Applicants are judged strictly against awards requirements, not against each other
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of awards recipients in any given year
  • Recognition is national
  • There is no charge to apply


Excellence Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:

Champion of Excellence and Presenting Sponsor
PwC Canada

Supporter Sponsor
CEO Global Network

Industry Sponsors
Canada Wide Media Ltd.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

About Excellence Canada
The mission of Excellence Canada, an independent not-for-profit corporation, is to help improve organizational performance and recognize excellence, with a vision to promote and enable excellence in every organization in Canada. Excellence Canada certifies and awards organizations that continually improve performance; are innovative, competitive, and customer focused; are healthy, inclusive, and sustainable; and that are economically, socially, and environmentally responsible.

About PwC Canada
PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. More than 6,500 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with more than 195,000 people in 157 countries.

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