EY named Professional Services Organization of the Year by Startup Canada

Firm recognized for its commitment to and support of entrepreneurs

TORONTO, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - At a reception in Toronto last night, EY was named Professional Services Organization of the Year by Startup Canada, for its commitment to and impact in supporting and investing in entrepreneurship in Canada.

"Entrepreneurs play a vital role in any healthy and vibrant economy. They create jobs and drive growth, and today, their contribution is more important than ever," says Colleen McMorrow, EY Partner and Canadian Strategic Growth Markets Leader.

McMorrow continues: "We're honoured to receive this award. Through programs like EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ and many others, we've shone the spotlight on entrepreneurship in Canada for more than 20 years — and we've only just begun. Entrepreneurs need to be given the tools and environment that will enable them to succeed, and EY is committed to continuing to work together with governments, entrepreneurs and corporations across the country to foster sustainable growth in this important sector of our economy."

The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish the individuals, communities and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. The objectives of the awards are to:

  • Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;
  • Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada's entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture; and
  • Elevate the efforts and elevate ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurship community.

"We salute organizations like Startup Canada that work every day to help entrepreneurship thrive in this country," says McMorrow. "With them, we're proud to help foster an entrepreneurial culture that's to be envied around the world."

About EY's Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY's Strategic Growth Markets practice guides Canadian entrepreneurs by delivering integrated services tailored to their goals and needs at every stage of the business lifecycle. We are the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing the entrepreneurs who propel the economy — and community — forward. For more information, please visit ey.com/ca/Entrepreneurs.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY is proudly celebrating 150 years in Canada. For more information, please visit ey.com/ca. Follow us on Twitter @EYCanada.

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For further information: Erika Bennett, erika.bennett@ca.ey.com, 416 943 5497; Sarah Shields, sarah.j.shields@ca.ey.com, 604 648 3607; Julie Fournier, julie.fournier@ca.ey.com, 514 874 4308