Dr Paul E. Garfinkel Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement Winners

Rise Asset Development is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel Awards for Entrepreneurial Achievement.

This annual event acknowledges the leadership and inspiring contributions of Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel, through his role as founding President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Dr. Garfinkel is also recognized for his leading role in the advocacy for psychiatric science and reducing the stigma associated with mental health challenges and addictions.

Due to various societal influences and stigma, traditional means of business start-up are not offered to those who perhaps have the most drive to become financially independent. The Garfinkel Awards are part of a strategy to raise awareness surrounding this issue.

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients. We look forward to seeing their careers create more exciting opportunities in the future.

View the full profiles of this year’s winners to learn more about their stories and accomplishments.

2016 Award Winners Full Profile (PDF)
Darren Leu - EnterpRISEr of the Year Download
Julie Riemersma - RISE-ing Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Download
Mary Whitaker – Shoppers Love. You. Female Entrepreneur Download
Bernard Lewis - Honourable Michael H Wilson Rise Volunteer Award Download
Honorable Mentions Full Profile (PDF)
Beryl Anderson Download
Camille Gordon Download
Zain Ismail Download
Adelade La Fontaine Download
David Wintre  
Erin Oughton Download
Brenda Repaye Download
Brianna Synyard Download

Previous Award Winners

2015 Award Winners Full Profile (PDF)
Andrew and Natasha Akiwenzie Download
Apanaki Minerve Download
David Cameron-Arthurs Download
Honorable Mentions Full Profile (PDF)
Laura-Leigh DiGiovanni Download
Laura Sultan Download
Livia Tabnor Download
Ryan Knight Download
2014 Award Winners Full Profile (PDF)
Rashma Manjra Download
Onesha Morgan Download
Chris Ralph Download
Honorable Mentions Full Profile (PDF)
Beth Download
Greg Baumhour Download
Apanaki Minerve Download
Laura Sultan Download
Adina Zaiontz Download

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