Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a dynamic awards program that identifies outstanding young achievers in Canadian business, visionaries and innovators changing the way things are done. They are inspiring others and already giving back to their communities and to Canada. And every one of them is under the age of forty.
Founded in 1995 by Caldwell, Top 40 is the country’s most coveted award for young business leaders, often the first program to shine the spotlight on many successful Canadian notables. Honourees have gone on to create remarkable track records of achievement post-award; the ranks of Top 40 alumni include hundreds of nationally and internationally prominent CEOs, CFOs, executives, and entrepreneurs.
The Top 40 Advisory Board is composed of respected and experienced individuals from across Canada, leaders in their industries, professions, and communities. Many of our members are former recipients of the Top 40 honour. The Advisory Board reflects the diversity and leadership excellence in Canadian business and broader public sectors.
Members volunteer their time to review nominee material and to meet annually to select the Top 40. We thank them for their commitment and the important role they play in the selection.
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Anyone can make a nomination for the Top 40 award! The Nominee must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and 39 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2019.
The Advisory Board will be looking for concrete examples, objective evidence, of the nominee’s achievements in each of five selection criteria. The ideal candidate will be active and engaged in work and community, a creative problem-solver, disciplined in performance, and generous in spirit, a real contributor to the fabric of the nation.
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is made possible through a combination of financial and in-kind sponsorship. We value our Program Partners and thank them for their generous commitment and support.