Awards Gala Dinner


On May 2, 2023, 320 of Canada’s business and community leaders gathered for a gala dinner honouring 2022 CEO of the Year, Dave McKay of RBC. The event was emceed by Communications Consultant and Best Selling Author, Howard Green. Kathleen Taylor, Chancellor of York University paid tribute to Mr. McKay and held a fireside chat with him after he was presented with the “Paragon” sculpture. Proceeds from ticket sales support the Futures Fund Scholarship for Canadian university business students, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year.

2021 Gala Dinner

A gala dinner honouring 2021 CEO of the Year, Charles Brindamour of Intact Financial Corporation was held on October 20, 2022 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The event welcomed a sold-out crowd of 430 guests and was hosted by Communications Consultant & Best Selling Author, Howard Green. General Roméo Dallaire paid tribute to Mr. Brindamour, and proceeds from tickets sales support the Futures Fund Scholarship for university students across Canada.

2020 Gala dinner

Due to government restrictions related to COVID-19, no gala was held in 2020.

2019 Gala dinner

The Gala honouring 2019 CEO of the Year, Lino Saputo Jr. of Saputo Inc., was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON.

2019 Gala dinner slideshow