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Changemakers 2021

Help us find the 50 emerging leaders transforming business today

Nomination deadline: November 13, 2020

A global pandemic. Political uncertainty. Climate change. Economic volatility. The challenges facing Canada’s business community are significant. They won’t be solved by “business as usual.”

Solving these problems will require people with bold notions. People developing new products, services and ways of doing business. People who know how to turn ideas into impact.

That’s why Report on Business magazine is launching Changemakers, a new annual list of emerging leaders changing business today. We’ll profile 50 bold, innovative up-and-coming individuals—based on their ideas, accomplishments and impact—in the March 2021 issue of the magazine, and at a virtual event on March 9, 2021.

And we need your help to find them.

Nominate a Changemaker today!

Nomination form


What is Report on Business’s Changemakers?

Changemakers is an annual editorial award program, produced by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine, meant to recognize the individual emerging leaders changing business today. The first list will be published in 2021.

How many winners will Report on Business choose?

We plan to honour 50 winners per year.

Who is eligible?

In order to be eligible, an individual must:

  • Be working in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be fewer than 10 years into their business career
  • Currently working, full-time or—if also pursuing a course of study—part-time, for a company and/or as an entrepreneur and/or as someone shaping business policy/the business community. Exceptions for full-time students will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • There is no age restriction.

How will winners be chosen?

Winners will be chosen entirely at the discretion of Report on Business editors. Each nominee’s case will be evaluated by members of the Report on Business team. Select nominees will join a shortlist of candidates chosen for an interview with a Report on Business journalist. That interview, coupled with the initial nomination(s), will inform the editors’ decision about who will win.

When and where will the awards be announced?

The full list of winners will be published in the March 2021 issue of Report on Business magazine. Winners will be informed in December 2021, under strict embargo.

What is the 2021 Changemakers Summit?

Report on Business will host a virtual event on March 9, 2021, featuring the ideas and insights of select Changemakers. A full agenda will be released in early 2021. For sponsorship or other queries, please email

What is the nomination deadline?

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT.

Who can submit a nomination?

Anyone familiar with the nominee’s work is encouraged to submit a nomination. Please note that we require each nomination to include the name and contact individual of an additional reference. Either the nominator, or the reference, must work (or have worked recently) with the nominator in a senior capacity.

How do I submit a nomination?

You can submit a nomination here.

Is there a cost to submit a nomination?


Can I submit multiple nominations?


Can I nominate myself?


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

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