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Purolator pronounces winners of 2022 True North Small Enterprise Grant Contest

Purolator pronounces winners of 2022 True North Small Enterprise Grant Contest

Over $100,000 awarded to Canadian small companies to assist them develop and assist their communities

TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2022 /CNW/ – Right this moment Purolator introduced the winners of its annual True North Small Enterprise Grant Contest. The 4 Canadian recipients will every obtain $20,000 in money and $500 in free Purolator delivery credit. Winners are additionally being awarded a brand new “pay-it-forward” money prize of $5,000 to be distributed in Canadian communities. 

“Wanting on the variety of submissions and nominations from a variety of industries throughout the nation, it is evident that Canadians are devoted to supporting small companies and their native economies,” mentioned Stacey Cummings, Director of Advertising and marketing, Purolator. “By way of the True North Small Enterprise Grant, we’ve got helped previous recipients develop their companies. They’ve used the funds to develop new product strains, buy new gear, broaden to new places or open a web-based retailer.”

Winners of Purolator’s 2022 True North Small Enterprise Grant Contest

  • EarthPup, owned by Lucy Cullen from Toronto, Ont. This grassroots start-up enterprise focuses on addressing the meals waste drawback in Canada. The corporate turns nutrient-dense meals, in any other case destined for landfills, into wholesome, drool-worthy canine treats. Thus far, it has prevented over 2,000 kilos of greens from going to landfill. Discover out extra at
  • Équipements RoadLoft Inc., owned by Laurence Dufour and Samuel Gauthier from Quebec Metropolis, Que. This enterprise gives van house owners with a preassembled “do-it-yourself” camper package, that converts appropriate vans into campervans. Its mission is to carry van tenting to extra folks by serving to others take pleasure in an RV expertise at a decrease price. Discover out extra at 
  • Ruth, owned by Nicole Sanchez and Anka Chan from Edmonton, Alta. This firm presents ladies an eco-friendly choice when buying menstrual merchandise. Its pads are 93 per cent plant-based and comprised of renewable kenaf and bamboo fibre. The enterprise markets its merchandise on to shoppers in addition to in bulk for workplaces and organizations by its on-line retailer. Discover out extra at
  • Westman Soil Sampling Ltd., owned by Jeremy Marvin and Dean Gamey from Brandon, Man. This small enterprise gives soil sampling providers for farmers throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Samples are collected, taken to a lab and analyzed to supply details about the situation of the soil (plant-available vitamins, natural carbon faraway from ambiance) that information farmers on how a lot fertilizer to make use of. Westman additionally screens soil natural carbon as farmers take away carbon from the ambiance and retailer it within the floor. Discover out extra at

Supporting Canadian communities

“New this 12 months, winners will likely be sharing a portion of their grant with native charitable organizations, furthering the attain of our assist to assist communities throughout Canada,” added Cummings.

The neighborhood organizations that this 12 months’s winners will likely be donating their “pay-it-forward” money prize of $5,000 to will likely be introduced on Purolator’s social media channels on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.

Study concerning the winners and the way Purolator is supporting small companies at

Small enterprise quick details

  • As of December 2020, Canada contained 1.2 million employer companies, and of those, 1.2 million or 97.9 per cent have been small companies. (Supply: Statistics Canada, 2021)
  • Small companies throughout Canada account for the employment of roughly 9.7 million Canadians or roughly 64 per cent of the overall labour drive. (Supply: Statistics Canada, 2021)
  • No less than 152,000 Canadian small companies have adopted e-commerce because the begin of the pandemic. (Supply: Canadian Federation of Unbiased Companies, 2021)
  • In 2020, Canadian small companies accounted for 43 per cent of all exports of products. That is particularly spectacular contemplating that the overall worth of products exported from Canada in 2020 was $471.9 billion. (Supply: Innovation, Science and Financial Improvement Canada, 2021)

About Purolator

Purolator Inc. is a number one built-in freight, package deal and logistics options supplier. Celebrating over 60 years of delivering its prospects’ guarantees, Purolator continues to broaden its attain and famend service ranges and reliability to extra folks, extra companies and extra locations throughout the nation and around the globe. Purolator is pleased with its Canadian heritage and is targeted on sustainably positioning itself for future progress and success. Purolator can also be dedicated to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and the place greater than 14,000 of its workers reside, work and play.

SOURCE Purolator Inc.

For additional data: Media contact: Courtney Reistetter, Senior Supervisor, Company Communications, Purolator, 416 407-5424, [email protected]