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Changemakers 2021

Help us find the 50 emerging leaders transforming business today

2022 Nomination deadline: October 15, 2021


You are nominating an individual for a Report on Business magazine Changemakers 2022 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 50 emerging Canadian business leaders, each of whom will earn a Changemaker 2022 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 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on Friday, February 26, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") on Friday, October 15, 2021 (the “Award Enrolment Period”).

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

  • Be working in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 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.

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 is the 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 nominee accomplished?)
  • Impact (how are the nominee’s contributions materially changing their organization, industry and/or business community?)

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” who can speak to the candidate’s performance. This “senior champion” is as follows:

  • For employed individuals, this should be a senior executive and/or board member at the employing organization. This should be the senior-most individual within the organization that can speak to the performance of the nominee.
  • For entrepreneurs, this can be an advisor, mentor or investor.
  • For full-time students, this can be a professor or research supervisor.

Confirmation of Finalists and Winners. Following the Award Enrolment Period, the Award Sponsor, at its sole discretion, will determine a list of 70-80 shortlisted finalists. Each shortlisted finalist will be interviewed by a Report on Business journalist. Report on Business will also contact references provided for shortlisted finalists to further assess eligibility.

The Award Sponsor fifty (50) winners, from among the Eligible Nominees. Winners will be informed of their status before December 31, 2021.

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 2022 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. Personal information will be used in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability. The 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 in accordance with the Award Process, 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.

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