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Anne Pringle and Consuelo McAlister, Local Buttons: Working with skilled Haitian tailors Local Buttons creates refined refurbished fashion that embodies quality and beauty. Every design provides sustainable, fair-wage jobs and breathes new life into old materials.
Jason Gray, Sunfarmer: SunFarmer provides hospitals, schools, and other critical services organizations in impoverished and rural areas with access to reliable and renewable energy.
Kevin Mercer, RainGrid: Raingrid offers smart, green infrastructure to protect cities against storm water flooding.
Sara Torrie, Sartoria: Sartoria has created a unique brand of upcycled wool clothing that makes the customer feel she has acquired something rare without ethical or environmental compromise.
Nathaniel Graham, Greentronics Computer Recycling: Greentronics is a computer and recycling processing company, focused on reducing the amount of electronic waste entering Ontario’s landfills.
Shahreen Reza and Mike Schmidt, Purifaid: PurifAid aims to provide efficient, durable water decontamination systems to eliminate the toxins poisoning well water in rural Bangladesh.
Arrindel Lewis, Canadian Benefits Centre Corporation (CBCC): CBCC was established to represent Canadians with disabilities and impairments. The company specializes in benefits claims- specifically in Disability Tax Credits and related programs.
Ryan Knight, Detailing Knights: Detailing Knights offers an eco-aware detailing model that reduces water waste by 99%. Its core social impact is empowering youth through an innovative franchising system focused on a network of car cleaning detailers that are running their own business and gaining valuable experiences that they can use in any career path they choose.
Gavin Reid, Lucky Iron Fish: The Lucky Iron Fish™ is a simple, affordable, culturally accepted health innovation. Cooking or boiling water with an iron ingot cast in the shape of a fish (which is a Cambodian symbol for luck) every day allows iron to leach into the water where it can be absorbed. One fish at $5 provides iron for the entire family for 10 years.
Amanda Minuk, B Meaningful: B meaningful is for the corporate dreamer who wants to use their skills for good. They are a career site that connects professionals and companies looking to make a difference; one’s single source for everything there is to know about meaningful work.