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Celebrating the organizations taking on the big issues of today

Meet the 2023 winners here!

It can be hard not to be cynical these days with constant headlines around the societal and economic ills in Canada and the world, and so Report on Business magazine is searching for an antidote.

More specifically, we’re looking for Changemakers – companies, corporate divisions and departments that are leading business innovation in Canada. Preference will be toward companies that can apply an ESG lens to these innovations, but not exclusively. The magazine wants to find companies and departments who are making changes to their business and industries to better the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Report on Business’s Changemakers?

Changemakers is an award program, produced by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine, meant to recognize the companies that have taken bold steps to solve large systemic problems in the corporate world from racial inequality to climate change.

Wait, did you change Changemakers?

Yes. The first list of 50 Changemakers was published in the March issue of the magazine in 2021. Since then, the ethos of the program and the realities of the corporate world have changed and so the decision was made to re-make Changemakers

The award now focuses on businesses making a wider difference in the Canadian economy and the world as opposed to individual actions.

But people make the difference, not faceless corporations, right?

We couldn’t agree more! And that’s why as part of the nomination process we want to know the people behind the organizations who are making these do-gooder goals a reality.

What companies are eligible to apply?

All Canadian companies, whether public or private, and with revenue of at least $2 million in their most recent fiscal year are eligible to apply.

NGOs, non-profits and academic institutions are also eligible.

How will winners be chosen?

Winners will be chosen entirely at the discretion of Report on Business editors.

When and where will the awards be announced?

The full list of 2024 winners will be published in the March 2024 issue of Report on Business magazine. Winners will be informed in December 2023, under strict embargo.

What is the nomination deadline?

Nominations for the 2024 Changemakers Awards have now closed.

What kind of details do I need to provide for the application?

Applicants should be prepared to:

1. Describe a clear problem that the company and/or team was trying to solve (i.e improve hiring practices to be more inclusive or implementing a practical plan to reduce a company's carbon footprint).

2. Describe the steps taken to reach this goal

3. Identify the key team members involved in making the change

How do I submit a nomination?

Nominations for the 2024 Changemakers Awards have now closed.

Is there a cost to submit a nomination?


What are the terms and conditions?

You can read them here.

I still have questions. Who should I talk to?

Please email the Report on Business research team at