PwC reveals finalists for 2016 Vision to Reality Awards

TORONTO, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - PwC Canada announced today the list of finalists for the 2016 Vision to Reality (V2R): Innovator of the Year Awards. The program recognizes outstanding Canadian companies that are leading the way in innovation, committed to creating and inspiring change and pushing boundaries to reshape their industry.

"The quality of submissions we received for this year's Vision to Reality Awards was truly remarkable and a testament to the vibrant and innovative business community we have in Canada," said Tahir Ayub, Managing Partner, Markets and Industries, PwC Canada. "The Vision to Reality program was created to celebrate the achievements and successes of organizations who aren't afraid to disrupt or take risks in order to transform not just their industry but reshape the landscape of Canadian business."

Applications were open to companies of all sizes and industries who demonstrated an innovative idea with a proven industry impact. The independent panel of judges comprised of prominent members of the business community with the experience to recognize and access innovative companies. The judging panel selected a shortlist of finalists, which are soon to be further evaluated to identify winners in each category.

Awards are granted in one of three Innovator of the Year categories:

  • The disruptor - emerging company
  • The builder - mid-market business
  • The visionary - large enterprise


2016 Finalists
The disruptor:
Farmers Edge Inc.
Q4 Inc.           
Rubikloud Technologies Inc.           
Sensibill Inc. 
Wealthsimple Financial Inc.

The builder:
Hydrogenics Corporation     
Hyperwallet Systems Inc.
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
QHR Technologies Inc.

The visionary:
Celestica Inc.
D+H Corporation
NAV Canada
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
TD Bank Financial Group

Vision to Reality Awards winners are recognized for their leadership and industry disruption, benefiting from brand recognition, exclusive networking opportunities and access to leading Canadian innovators. 2016 winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards celebration on Thursday, April 14.

For more information on the Vision to Reality Awards, including detailed eligibility requirements, please visit

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