Nicole McLaren wins the Entrepreneur Spirit Award

Nicole McLaren wins the Entrepreneur Spirit Award

“I want to show Indigenous girls and women that they can scale multi-million dollar businesses with big impact and big exists,” said Nicole McLaren. “Winning this award is a recognition for the blood (cardboard cuts), sweat, and tears I have invested in this entrepreneurial journey and is an important occasion to celebrate how far we have come.”

Leena Evic wins the Entrepreneur Spirit Award

Leena Evic wins the Entrepreneur Spirit Award

“I am using entrepreneurship to protect and reclaim Inuit language, culture and identity in the North,” said Leena Evic. “I am proud to employ elder professors to work with a passionate team of people with the trust and support of my community.”

Gerald James Brandon wins the Up and Comer Award

Gerald James Brandon wins the Up and Comer Award

“The best part of the journey is the people,” said Gerry Brandon. “I am proud when I see our team buying their first homes, growing their families, growing as individuals and contributing to their community. This Award is for my spouse, co-workers, and staff in recognition and gratitude for their efforts, patience during the pandemic, for their commitment to the community.”

Destinee Peter wins the Up and Comer Award

Destinee Peter wins the Up and Comer Award

“I am proud of who I am and where I come from,” said Destinee Peter. “To be able to use my platform to share and teach my culture is important to me. Winning this award validates my hard work in overcoming obstacles, recognizes my team and their commitment and shows us that we are on the right track.”