Congratulations to the 2020 Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses Recipients
We enable digital transformation through:
- Design & Architecture
- Enterprise Application Development
- AI, Data, & Analytics
We focus on driving business outcomes and we believe in building long-term customer relationships based on trust. That’s why we run our business based on four core principles: craftsmanship, creativity, forthrightness and perspective.
With more than a decade of successful project delivery, Arrow has gained a reputation as being “easy to work with” and is a truly collaborative partner with a growing team of over 100 employees.
We proudly deliver projects across Western Canada throughout a variety of project sectors and industries. With extensive experience in land development, site development, and building development, Arrow provides full-scale service to each one of our clients. Starting from the dirt below to an office tower in the sky―Arrow is the team to work with.
Backwoods Energy Services, the largest Indigenous-owned business in Northwestern Alberta, uses its expertise across the utilities, forestry, and oil and gas industries to drive economic opportunities that empower local Indigenous communities. Since 2015, when Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation acquired the majority share in Backwoods, the company has:
- Grown economic benefits to the Alexis Nation by 614%
- Increased employment of Alexis Nation members by 269%
- Increased overall revenue by 1,500%
Profits share, scholarship opportunities, financial empowerment and innovative employee programs are some of the ways Backwoods is pioneering change in the community and creates pathways to success.
Irresistibly delicious, artisanal Canadian pastry, creating indulgent memories one tail at a time. Iconic indulgence since 1978, today we continue our heritage by uniquely combining our original recipe with premium quality ingredients. Served piping-hot, our hand-stretched whole-wheat pastries are both crispy and chewy at the same time. With endless flavour combinations, we promise you an experience you will never forget.
Blackstone uses a holistic approach to help organizations manage, conserve and generate energy. We provide custom solutions for energy efficiency, renewable generation and carbon management, navigating clients through a complex energy landscape so they can succeed in the new sustainability economy.
Blackstone’s business operations are informed by a big-picture vision of environmentally responsible energy consumption – one that’s good for the planet and good for our clients’ bottom lines.
With a rapidly growing team of 20+ digital marketing experts at the helm, focused on generating online leads for their customers, they reinforce the goal of Candybox Marketing on a daily basis; “To make the web sweet, one site at a time.”
CSPN is a professional services firm which designs and delivers strategic organizational customer experience and customer service strategies, customized learning and development solutions, and employee-centric soft- and hard-skill training experiences aligned to an organization’s customer experience vision.
CSPN’s 3 key service-pillars (Consulting, Training and Networking) enable us to effectively support organizations throughout their end-to-end corporate strategic organizational, employee-development and customer-centric journey. CSPN is positioned to bring insights from each pillar in order to deliver the highest impact, most valuable solution for our clients. CSPN leaders have deep industry and content expertise, leading to a proven track record of successful client collaborations.
Denesoline Corporation is the economic development arm of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nations, located on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. Denesoline tackles unique problems faced in our isolated, circumpolar environment with cutting edge, innovative solutions. Denesoline serves the mining sector through avenues such as ice road construction, bulk freight, aviation, lubricants, explosives, and much more. Denesoline is now targeting broader issues via initiatives such as aeroponic farming, 3D printing, and oil recycling. Denesoline believes in finding sustainable, long-term solutions that will improve not only our local environment, but the planet.
The fundamental cornerstone of our customer relationship is privacy, confidentiality and trust. DOCUdavit Solutions is in the business of scanning, storage and management of highly confidential documents and assumes a tremendous amount of responsibility and risk.
DOCUdavit Solutions prides itself on promoting and upholding a culturally inclusive environment, built on mutual respect and trust.
Geotab securely connects commercial vehicles to the internet, providing advanced web-based analytics to better manage your fleet. Geotab’s open platform and marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with a company’s other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages big data and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve stronger compliance to regulatory changes. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com and follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn.
Founded in 2001, Hanson Canada is a private education group providing secondary, post-secondary, and language programs to international students. Headquartered in Ontario, we operate campuses in Vancouver and Toronto.
In 2005, Hanson Canada entered into a licensing agreement with Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology, a public college in Ontario, to form Cambrian at Hanson. Hanson delivers Cambrian College programs exclusively to international students. As the leader in Public-Private Education delivery and the first of its kind, Hanson Canada maintains its position as the preferred destination for students looking for a quality education experience in a unique learning environment.
Hiilite is an agile marketing agency that specializes in making marketing experiences to drive business results. We develop websites, designs, social media campaigns, create brands, and define marketing plans for a range of local, national, and international companies.
While our team and our portfolio have grown exponentially we have stayed committed to our mission– to be the most dedicated, creative and innovative team delivering results-focused marketing services while building lasting relationships that fuel growth and catapult our people and our clients to success.
Since the last 14 years, ISU Corp’s team members have been actively involved in developing, managing, and architecting multiple application development projects.
ISU Corp is a leader in business innovation through software development & process excellence.
Marlin Spring is a real estate investment firm which strategically acquires, develops, constructs and repositions assets throughout North America. Since its inception in late 2013, Marlin Spring has seen substantial growth spearheaded by its founding partners CEO Benjamin Bakst and CFO Elliot Kazarnovsky.
To date, Marlin Spring has acquired over 30 residential projects, consisting of over 8,500 residential units which are currently in various stages of development, construction, repositioning and completion across Canada and the United States. With a portfolio of over 8 million square feet of residential GFA with an estimated completion value of over $4.2 billion, Marlin Spring has been one of the more active investors in both development and the multi-family residential asset space.
Supported by a team of over 50 real estate professionals, Marlin Spring’s strategic investment philosophy and innovative approach has resulted in above market returns across its portfolio.
Since 2000, MBC has been helping Canadian businesses grow by handling their corporate technology needs through Cloud Solutions and Managed IT Services. Our clients are very unique, however, they all share the desire for IT to be simple, secure and modern.
Our core values, Knowledge, Responsiveness, and Honesty, serve as fundamental beliefs that dictate our behavior and actions so that we can continually anticipate, meet and exceed client expectations in a delightful way.
Our mission is Delightful IT, and we guarantee this right in our service level agreement by ensuring the people that use our services daily are always delighted.
Muir Tapes and Adhesives’ journey began in 1958 when Graham Muir formed a 2 person team to distribute tape. The company has grown and adapted business procedures and product offerings to match the industry challenges their customers experience. Today Muir Tapes and Adhesives operates out of a 35,000 square foot facility in Oakville with operations that allow the customization of tapes and adhesives through tolerance slitting, rewinding, die cutting, roll perforation, and lamination.
MuniSight is a municipal software company. We build software, and service solutions,that connectand simplifyinformation for small municipal governments.Our software is used by our clients daily,to help them make operational decisions.
MuniSight has been serving municipal governments for over 15 years.Our offices are in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada.
ORIGIN, an Indigenous-owned and operated company, is founded upon innovation. ORIGIN innovates the process of recruitment and selection while developing localized workforce and partnership strategies to maximize value to all stakeholders.
ORIGIN created ImmersiveLink; a Virtual Reality system used to “smart-match” individuals to a career. ImmersiveLink acts as a conduit between industry, employment agencies and job seekers to provide awareness, training and “real-life-like” experiences, promoting and creating career connections.
ORIGIN’s First-People-First process is a comprehensive assessment which supports determining career pathways. We have revolutionized engagement with Indigenous people and Industry, in the spirit of reconciliation, to achieve sustainable employment outcomes.
A Canadian leader in digital health, PetalMD develops innovative and sophisticated health productivity tools designed to maximize the efficiency of healthcare facilities, simplify the day-to-day lives of physicians and facilitate access to healthcare. The PetalMD cloud-based platform offers solutions for: physician scheduling, on-call management, patient booking, secure messaging and medical billing. Today, with over 48,000 users, including 37,000 physicians, PetalMD helps more than 200 healthcare facilities across Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland to improve their efficiency by digitizing their processes using the latest advanced technologies, such as AI and BI.
Quartet manages their clients’ cyber security programs in addition to infrastructure and user support services. Quartet is SOC2 certified.
Augment your IT team with Quartet. Results-based contracts, rock solid infrastructure, and a local team of IT specialists you can talk to. Quartet gives you performance and peace of mind.
R. Khanuja Dentistry understands the value of each employee, each customer and offers the highest standard of care being at the fore front of innovative technology.
Dr. Raj is one of the recipients of Canada 150 Medallion- a medal of honour for community service and The June Callwood Oustanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism. The company has donated $115,400 in dental products and services to the needy.
Riva’s Edmonton locations are home to 80 of Riva’s 130 global staff members. Riva’s regional offices in Pictou, Nova Scotia; Silicon Valley; Munich; London; Paris; and Sydney provide global coverage and support for Riva’s extended partner channel and customer base.
Our goal is to solve meaningful problems, launch innovative products to transform and deliver value. Our 3PT team helps clients identify, develop, and implement winning technology strategies and digital solutions that fulfill their vision and create strategic value. Visit us at http://www.threepointturn.com/ for more details on our products and services.
Traction Guest is the leading enterprise visitor management system, focused on advancing the guest experience while strengthening security for companies across multiple locations. The highly-customizable cloud-based platform enables organizations to identify, understand and track who is entering their premises and address compliance regulations. Traction Guest is used by enterprises on five continents in dozens of industries, including global brands such as Netflix, DocuSign and VICE Media. Visit tractionguest.com and follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook.
Waterford Global Inc. is a top-tier international executive search firm specialized in helping our clients build exceptional teams through the acquisition of equally-exceptional talent. Clients retain our firm as a strategic partner and advisor in the recruitment of executive-level leaders and mid-to-senior level managerial, technical and scientific talent. Working with a client portfolio of domestic and international organizations, we contribute to their success in mature and emerging markets. With over 45 years of combined experience between our firm’s two Founding Partners, Waterford Global Inc. is a long-standing provider-of-choice to private-and public-sector clients in such key industry verticals as agribusiness, manufacturing, professional and financial services, healthcare, construction & infrastructure, technology, and natural resources. Our geographical footprint includes satellite offices across Canada and globally, from which we regularly deliver our customized, high-touch and high-value search and recruitment services.
Weston Forest is honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, and on of Canada’a Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We are aslo very proud to be a recipient of the Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses.