Small Business Tales of Triumph Contest

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Stay tuned for the winners announcement later this year and Canada’s Choice voting beginning September 4.

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Constanza Safatle, CEO and Founder of Newbornlander.


  • Each category prize includes $10,000 in Canada Post credits, $1,000 cash, production of a video to tell and promote your story and paid media exposure.
  • Canadians will vote for 1 Canada’s Choice winner from the 5 category winners, who will receive an additional $10,000 cash and additional promotion valued at $50,000.
  • All category finalists will be awarded Canada Post credits.
  • All submissions will have the chance to win Canada Post credits through random draw.


  • Doing Good: Businesses that are having a positive impact on the lives of Canadians.
  • Going Green: These businesses are protecting the environment and prioritizing sustainability.
  • Rising Stars: In operation for less than 2 years, these businesses are growing fast.
  • Customer Connection: Businesses that are building strong relationships with customers.
  • Staying Power: These businesses have been operating, innovating and growing for over 2 years.
Catharine Janssen, owner of BRACAShirts, stands in front of a large window. She is holding a patterned tunic that she designed and made.

Learn more about previous winners

Get to know our past champions while you await the announcement of the 2024 winners.

Key program dates

View the contest's timeline at a glance.


March 18, 2024

Contest opens


April 30, 2024

Submissions deadline


September 4, 2024

Category winners announced and Canada’s Choice voting begins


September 30, 2024

Canada’s Choice voting ends


October 2024

Canada’s Choice grand prize winner announcement

“This expanded our reach for the most successful year ever!”

— Chef Tammy, Raven Rising Global Indigenous Chocolates

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“This is the first time my WHY was understood.”

— Amy, I AM LOVE Project

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“We saw a 100% increase in donations.”

— Mae, MPC Foundation

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Meet the judges

The 2024 Tales of Triumph judges include industry leaders, innovators and past winners.

Get to know this year’s panel:

Constanza Safatle, CEO and Founder of Newbornlander.
Constanza Safatle

Founder, CEO and 2023 winner

Danielle Murrell Cox, owner of Zuri & Dre, and designer and illustrator for the brand.
Danielle Murrell Cox

Founder, graphic designer, illustrator and 2023 winner

Zuri & Dre
Darryl Julott, Managing Lead, Digital Main Street.
Darryl Julott

Managing Lead

Digital Main Street
Garryn Thaniel, General Manager, eBay Canada
Garry Thaniel

General Manager

eBay Canada
Sunshine Tenasco, Founder, Pow Wow Pitch.
Sunshine Tenasco


Pow Wow Pitch

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