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Changemakers 2021

2024 Nomination deadline: October 20, 2023


You are nominating an individual for a Report on Business magazine Changemakers 2024 Award (the “Award”), an award offered by The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading media organization (collectively, the “Award Sponsor”).

Leveraging the journalistic rigour of the Award Sponsor, Report on Business magazine will assemble a who’s who of emerging Canadian businesses, each of whom will earn a Changemaker 2024 award.

Nominations will be drawn from two pools:

  1. The Report on Business newsroom
  2. Public nominations

Award Enrolment Period. The Award nomination period begins at 02:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on Monday, July 10, 2023 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") on Friday, October 20, 202 (the “the Award Enrolment Period”).

Eligibility. To be an eligible nominee, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a public or private Canadian company
  • Have at least $2 million in revenue in the ocmpany's most recent fiscal year
  • NGOs, non-profits and academic institutions may also apply

For greater certainty, an organization is not eligible if it is an Award Sponsor, or its affiliates (including parent, sister and subsidiary companies).

How to Nominate an Eligible Nominee. To nominate an Eligible Nominee, please visit the Award website at (the “Award Nomination Website” ) during the Award Nomination Period and do the following:

(a) Submit a Nomination Form. You consent to the collection and use of your personal information by the Award Sponsor for the purpose of assessing nominees’ candidacy. You must provide correct, current and complete information during the nomination process. User information must be kept up to date. You may not pretend to be someone else or spoof their identity.

Your nomination in no way obligates the Award Sponsor to award any certification or award to an Eligible Nominee. Odds of winning the Awards depend on the number and quality of Nomination Forms, or Award Sponsor newsroom nominations received. The Award Sponsor reserve the right to judge void any entry that the Award Sponsors, in their sole and absolute discretion, determine do not meet these Terms and Conditions. Once submitted, you may not modify your Nomination Form.

Warranties, Representations and Licences. All materials submitted become the property of the Award Sponsor and will not be returned to the Eligible Businesses. You hereby represent and warrant that the information you have provided in the Nomination Form is true, complete and correct to the best of your knowledge.

Judging. At the sole discretion of the Award Sponsor, a panel of Award Sponsor editors will review each nomination, evaluating for four key criteria:

  • Ambition (what problem is the Eligible Nominee working to change? What are their big ideas, and why are they noteworthy for Report on Business readers?)
  • Accomplishments (what concrete things has the Eligible Nominee accomplished?)
  • Impact (how is the Eligible Nominee meeting the stated goal? Has it helped to improve not just the organization but the social and environmental realities in the industry, country or wider world?

References. Each nomination must include name and contact information for at least one reference beyond the nominator. At least one reference must be senior to the nominee—a “senior champion.” This "senior champion" should be a senior executive and/or board member at the Eligible Nominee. This should be the senior-most individual within the organization that can speak to the performance of the Eligible Nominee.

Confirmation of Finalists and Winners. Following the Award Enrolment Period, the Award Sponsor, at its sole discretion, will determine a list of shortlisted finalists. Report on Business will also contact references provided for shortlisted finalists to further assess eligibility.

The Award Sponsor will select up to 35 winners, from among the Eligible Nominees. Winners will be informed of their status before December 31, 2023.

Award Sponsors may, at their sole discretion, profile one or more of the confirmed winners and finalists in print, video, digital, electronic, mobile and social media formats of the Award Sponsor.

Winner Announcement. Winners will be profiled in print and online in the March 2024 issue of Report on Business magazine.

Privacy. By submitting a Nomination Form, you hereby consent to the Award Sponsor collecting and using your personal information and to receiving commercial electronic messages from the Award Sponsor for the purpose of administering this Award and receiving marketing and promotional material from the Award Sponsor. Personal information will be used in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability. he Award Sponsor does not assume any responsibility for any and all claims, actions, damages, loss, injury, costs, demands and liabilities of whatever nature or kind arising in connection with the Award including, without limitation, the administration of the Award the selection and confirmation of winners. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, the Award Sponsor are not responsible for (i) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information; (ii) late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete entries or entries that are altered or otherwise irregular, mechanically reproduced, submitted using robotic, automated, programmed, or through illicit means, included in a bulk-drop off, or contain false information, or do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Employer Terms and Conditions, as determined by each Award Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion; (iii) any failure of, errors, or problems with websites associated with the Award, including any website feature, howsoever caused, (iv) traffic congestion on the Internet and any postal delays, strikes or failures, (v) injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Award; (vi) any website functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; (vii) any errors, omissions, incorrect or inaccurate information in any Award-related materials howsoever caused; (viii) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers" or otherwise.


Award Sponsor, in their sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to withdraw, modify or terminate the Award, amend the Award at any time, and reject any and all applications or nominations, without individual notice, and for any reason. Award Sponsor will not incur any liability whatsoever by reason of such withdrawal, rejection, acceptance or modification.

All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, algorithms, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by each Award Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

This Award is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. To the extent permitted by law, any dispute arising from this Award will be determined according to the laws of the Province of Ontario, without reference to its conflict of law principles.

This Award will be run in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, Website Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and any other applicable agreements. Visit for timelines, and all other process related matters, and FAQs, subject to amendment by the Award Sponsor.