THE RISE GARFINKEL AWARDS

DR. PAUL E. GARFINKEL AWARD FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • On September 24th, we hosted our seventh annual signature event, the Rise Garfinkel Awards, in Toronto.

Celebrating the outstanding personal and business achievements of people who have received support through Rise, funds raised help Rise provide training, resources, mentorship and loot interest microloans to individuals across the country.

The Rise Garfinkel Awards is named for Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel, and acknowledges his leadership and inspiring contributions through his role as founding President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

For more information, please contact Erin Burgess at eburgess@risehelps.ca

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

Download our winners’ profiles to learn more about their stories and accomplishments.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 GARFINKEL AWARD WINNERS

    1. Linda M. Verde

      EnterpRISEr of the Year

    Linda Verde is a professional editor in London, Ontario with a steady roster of clients including the College of Nurses of Ontario. She is editor-in-chief of two peer-reviewed journals, is editing her seventh book and is authoring another that focuses on empowering women through finance.

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    1. Selina Rose

      Enterprising Youth Award

    Selina Rose is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, yoga teacher and author in Ottawa, Ontario. She has run her wellness business, Selina Rose, for five years, her Eats & Asana nutrition-yoga program for four, and published her cookbook “Everyday Eats: Uncomplicated Recipes for Time-Starved Healthy Eaters” last spring.

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    1. Lisa Allain

      Shoppers Love. You. Female Entrepreneur

    What began in 2016 as a solo operation in Lisa Allain’s home kitchen quickly grew into an award-winning bakery in downtown Welland, Ontario. There, Lisa and her Talent 2 Design team design decorative “edible pieces of art.” Her cakes and treats have earned multiple local awards and she’s also been recognized as Welland’s woman entrepreneur of the year and a top 40-Under-40 business leader.

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    1. Richard (“Dick”) Bryer

      Rise Volunteer Award

    Raised in rural Manitoba, Dick Bryer lives in Toronto where he devotes substantial time to others. Retired from a successful sales and management career in the IT industry, Dick is one of the most active Rise volunteers – beginning in 2016 as a coach in our Peer Supported Startup Program.

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

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