On behalf of its Ontario Made program, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is thrilled to announce the finalists for the second annual Ontario Made Awards today. Finalists for these awards are Ontario manufacturers and retailers that help consumers make informed decisions in increasing the sale and awareness of Ontario-made products.
From December 6th, 2022, until January 8th, 2023, consumers made their voice heard by voting for their favourite manufacturer and retailer in each category. Over 17,000 votes were cast to determine the 12 finalists across four award categories. These finalists are now moving on to the last judging stage of the awards where a panel of industry experts will select the winners in each category.
“Despite disruptions in supply chains, border blockades, galloping inflation, and critical labour and skills gaps, 2022 once again highlighted the resilience of Ontario’s manufacturing sector and its ability to produce the goods Canadians need. We are so proud to celebrate Ontario’s hardworking manufacturers and retailers through the Ontario Made program. Once again, Ontarians enthusiastically voted for local manufacturers and retailers in their region through the Ontario Made Awards. It has never been more imperative to celebrate Ontario’s best. We look forward to crowning the winners on February 22nd and hope to see different communities from across the province join us virtually to celebrate,” said Dennis Darby, President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Award winners will be announced at Ontario Made’s Virtual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 3:00pm EST. Free to attend – Ontarians can show their support for companies in their region by registering here.
Congratulations and good luck to the finalists!