Highlights & Past Winners

About  |  Finalists  |  Past Winners

– 2019 –

2019 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2019 Mompreneur® of the Year”


Milton, Ontario  |  Member since 2011

domilya GROUP is a team of skilled and dedicated contractors with decades of training and experience. Featured on HGTV and CityTV, we are experts in designing, renovating and building and have been transforming your dreams into a reality since 2004. We have our own design boutique and offer basement, bathroom, kitchen, custom and commercial renovations.

Tatum Wood
Nanaimo, British Columbia  |  Member since 2017

Timber + Gray is a collection of hand crafted an carefully curated home and lifestyle goods. We are makers of farmhouse wood signs and furniture. Each of our pieces are made by hand from start to finish. timberandgray.com

2019 Mompreneur® ‘Momentum’ Award – Making a Difference in the Community

WINNER: Denise Bebenek – MEAGAN’S WALK 

Toronto, Ontario  |  Member since 2018

Meagan’s Walk – Creating a Circle of Hope is dedicated to sharing a message of hope and raising awareness of paediatric brain tumours and the devastating effect they have on children and their families. We raise funds to support research at the Brain Tumour Research Centre at Sick Kids Hospital. Every year on Mother’s Day weekend we host a walk that ends with all participants surrounding Sick Kids hospital, joining hands and creating a circle of hope hugging the hospital and all those inside, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey. To date we have raised $5.4M to support brain tumour research.

Tanya Donahue

Kelowna, British Columbia  |  Members since 2018

Mango + Moose is a socially conscious lifestyle brand that works with Artisans in 9 developing nations as well as featuring a Canadian line of products. Our goods are handmade, on-trend designs that provide sustainable employment and dignified job opportunities.  mangoandmoose.com

2019 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business


Toronto, Ontario  |  Member since 2017

Love Good Fats offers 5 flavours of bars that are loaded with good fats, are low in sugar (1-2 grams only) and are ridiculously delicious. They are Keto and LCHF (Low Carbs High Fats) friendly. Eating a high fat diet gives you more energy, helps you to feel fuller longer and feel satisfied. Good fats help rev up your metabolism and are great brain food; and the best part is these bars taste delicious!

Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood
Oakville, Ontario  |  Members since 2017

Our Mission at Love Powered Co™ is to power the next generation of mindful leaders – our children! – and to fuel them with positive self-talk, confidence, self-love and self-worth. Our first product​ is Love Powered Littles: positive I AM Affirmations for parents to habitually practice with their children.  lovepoweredco.com

2019 Mompreneur® Award of Distinction – Excellence in Service


Cambridge, Ontario  |  Member since 2014

Video Power Up offers a variety of seminars, workshops and programs to teach small business owners how to leverage the power of video to support sales and marketing for their business, helping them to create their own marketing videos using their smartphones in order to gain a real competitive advantage and level the playing field with larger businesses and corporations. Angela’s super power is to listen to her clients and be able to craft impactful scripts to clearly communicate her clients products or services. The team at Video Power Up can also use their resources to write, film, edit and help with online distribution of marketing videos.

Ginette Guimond
Vaughan, Ontario  |  Member since 2017

Since its opening in 1998, Maple Academy of Dance has strived to be known for its excellence and innovative approach to all students. We offer classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. We have a fun recreational program and an award-winning competitive team. mapleacademyofdance.com

2019 Mompreneur® Award of Merit – Consultant, Franchisee, or Broker

WINNER: Rosanna Marouelli – MODO YOGA BARRIE

Barrie, Ontario  |  Member since 2018

At Modo Yoga Barrie, our goal is to inspire people to feel more connected to themselves and the world around them through a regular yoga practice. We have weekly “karma” classes that are donation-based, and for many people in our community our studios are a ‘home away from home’. That’s why we pride ourselves on creating fun, open spaces where everyone feels welcome.

Chrissy Ronalds
Carlisle, Ontario  |  Member since 2018

The Lunch Lady began in 1993 with one Mom, one school and one lunch order, and today delivers thousands of lunches every day to children in hundreds of schools across Canada. The Lunch Lady Hamilton serves almost 40 schools in the region, providing healthy, balanced options giving busy parents a well deserved break! thelunchlady.ca


Alicia Lyn, Megan Pembleton & Karen Pembleton — BO & CO (Milton, ON)
Alison Brett — Clasp Magic (Oakville, ON)
Alison White — Alison Gordon Studio (Oakville, ON)
Ashley Ward & Rosy Atwal — Maple Organics (Surrey, BC)
Charissa Skinner — Crushed with Love Natural Vegan Skin Care (London, ON)
Diana Ocampo — Glee Tribe (Halifax, NS)
Ejibola Adetokunbo-Taiwo — Made By Africans (Grande Prairie, AB)
Jodie Pappas — Clean Kiss Organics (Oakville, ON)
Jody Swain — Hire & Fire Your Kids App (Whitby, ON)
Julie Rock — Julie Rock Photography (Milton, ON)
Kari Fulmek  — Equine Connection (Strathmore, AB)
Kristina Maimonis — House of Jude (Georgetown, ON)
Kyla Holt — Solful Organics (Milton, ON)
Laurie MacNeill — Unique in the Creek (Stoney Creek, ON)
Madelaine Golec — ECO Physiotherapy (Mississauga, ON)
Maran Stern-Kubista — My Kindness Calendar (Toronto, ON)
Patsy Commisso — Metabolic Care Clinics (Oakville, ON)
Pina Romolo — Piccola Cucina (Winnipeg, MB)
Rachel Gray, Amy Rauscher & Hannah Day — MOGA (Oakville, ON)
Yasmina Jimenez — My Workshop (LaSalle, QC)

Congratulations to all of our 2019 Top Finalists!

Lotus Liners – JB Owen of Red Deer
Love for Lewiston
 – Jessica Janzen of Calgary
Torill’s Table – Torill Myre of Calgary

British Columbia
Homeworks Etc. – Jacqueline De’Ath of Langley
Mango + Moose – Tanya Donahue of Kelowna
Parenting for Connection – Robbin McManne of Surrey
Snugabell – Wendy Armbruster of Coquitlam
Senegence International – Drupti Glowinkowski of Port Coquitlam
Timber + Gray – Tatum Wood of Nanaimo
World Financial Group – Yvonne Yua of Port Coquitlam

Allysian Sciences – Dianah Warrington of Kitchener
Bedtime Beginnings – Brooke Hohenadel of London
Beyond the Classroom – Cathy Thompson of Burlington
Black Moms Connection – Tanya Hayles of Toronto
Carolyn’s Model & Talent Agency – Carolyn Nikkanen of Mississauga
CatNap Cottages – Michelle Watterson of Arkell
domilya GROUP – Heba Ahmed Malki of Milton
Ease Up – Lindsay Whisen of Brampton
Love Good Fats – Suzie Yorke of Toronto
Love Powered Co. – Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood of Burlington
Maple Academy of Dance – Ginette Guimond of Vaughan
Modo Yoga Barrie – Rosanna Marouelli of Barrie
The Kind Matter Company – Laura Newton of Milton
The Lunch Lady Hamilton – Chrissy Ronalds of Carlisle
Video Power Up – Angela Kafadar of Caledon
Well Told Health Botanicals – Monica Ruffo of Toronto

LYNQ Nutrition Redefined – Antonella Argento & Mia Scaff of Montreal

– 2018 –

2018 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2018 Mompreneurs® of the Year”

WINNERS: Adriana De Luca & Michelle Lalonde – TIBER RIVER NATURALS

Winnipeg, Manitoba  |  Members since 2017

Adriana and Michelle’s purpose at Tiber River Naturals is Creating Happiness Naturally — Creating happiness for their customers, their corporate team, and their growing team of direct sales consultants across the country. By creating products they enjoy using, or an opportunity to create more happiness in their lives by accomplishing goals they never thought possible; every decision they make is based on creating happiness.

2018 Mompreneur® ‘Momentum’ Award – Service Based or Non-Profit


Moffat, Ontario  |  Member since 2016

At Belbeck’s Family Farm, Kate offers ethical, pasture-raised meats including chicken, turkey, beef, pork and eggs. Her customers become members of her farm family and receive monthly meat shares. Kate also offers the Rent The Chicken program, where she provides everything needed for keeping hens in almost any backyard for a 6 month season including egg-laying hens, a portable coop, feed and unlimited support. The Hatch The Chicken program is a 5 week rental that also includes fun and informative presentations about hatching, looking after chicks, chickens and farming in general.

2018 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business


Toronto, Ontario  |  Member since 2017

Nanashake is Toronto’s premier vegan frozen desserts parlor, proudly offering up the city’s most exciting healthy, handmade, guilt-free, gluten free and refined-sugar-free soft serve, popsicles, milkshakes and other frozen delicacies. A family-run business dedicated to providing customers from all walks of life and family members of all ages starting as little as 9 months old with a healthy, nutritious and delicious ice cream treat that can be enjoyed without the guilt and adverse effects of consuming refined sugars, Nanashake’s products are made using only the highest quality natural and plant-based ingredients including fair trade, organic bananas. Tamara and her family stand firmly behind the quality of their products and actively collaborate with a certified holistic nutritionist to openly share the health benefits of Nanashake products with customers.

2018 Mompreneur® Award of Merit – Consultant, Franchisee, or Broker


Port Coquitlam, BC  |  Member since 2015

Young Living, the world leader in essential oils and wellness products, inspires millions of people to experience nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony, to create abundance as Young Living members, and to discover new opportunities for lifelong transformation. As an independent distributor and team leader of a team 5000-strong, Kah-Mei describes her role as having the utmost honour and pleasure to walk life with her team as they work towards improving the quality of life for themselves and the ones around them. Her biggest focus is to educate families on the potential toxins found in their everyday products and cleaners and showing them a healthy alternative.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Top Finalists!

Juice Plus – Jennifer Zurbrigg of Edmonton
Neveen Dominic Cosmetics
 – Neveen Dominic of Calgary

British Columbia
Bamboletta Dolls – Christina Platt of Vancouver
Keen Fit Walking Poles – Sheri Simson of Kelowna
Smash + Tess – Ashley Freeborn of Vancouver
Wallis Evera – Monique Parker of Delta
Young Living Essential Oils – Kah-Mei Smith of Port Coquitlam

Rawnata – Natalie Dueck of New Bothwell
Tiber River Naturals – Adriana De Luca & Michelle Lalonde of Winnipeg

New Brunswick
Adorable Chocolat – Ginette Ahier of Shediac

Belbeck’s Family Farm ftg. Rent the Chicken – Kate Belbeck of Moffat
For the Love of Laundry – Melissa Power of London
Hawthorne Cafe – Kerry Bunney of Milton
It Works! – Barb Houser of Norwich
Love Powered Co. – Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood of Oakville/Burlington
Mary Kay – Lygia Valcourt of Oshawa
Nanashake – Tamara Al Dip of Toronto
Pampered Chef – Kathy Drennan of Kincardine
Round Trip Studios – Alison Wawrzyniak of Milton
Rok Cork – Elizabeth Roque of Toronto
The Yoga Project – Vanessa Miniaci & Jessica Monkcom of Orangeville
Zoom Into Life Photography – Puja Misra of Mississauga

Three Farmers Products – Natasha Vandenhurk of Saskatoon

– 2017 –

2017 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2017 Mompreneur® of the Year”



2017 Mompreneur® ‘Momentum’ Award – Service Based or Non-Profit



2017 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business

WINNER: Melissa Hyslop – THE MUNCH MITT 


2017 Mompreneur® Award of Merit – Consultant, Franchisee, or Broker



Congratulations to all of our 2017 Top 22 Finalists!

Mama Knows Luxury – Sarah Willey of Edmonton

British Columbia
Homeworks Etc. Designs – Jacqueline De’Ath of Surrey
K’Pure Naturals – Karen Johnson of Mission
Sendout Cards – Duette Anderson of Surrey
Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear – Wendy Armbruster Bell of Coquitlam
YUM: Plant Based Recipes for a Gluten Free Diet – Dr. Theresa Nicassio of Vancouver

Arbonne International – Mirella Canavan of Mississauga
Blue Ocean Office Supplies – Stephanie Birt of Guelph
Dana Shortt Gourmet – Dana Shortt of Waterloo
Easy Peasy Patches – Andrea Winarski of Aurora
Curiosity Box – Cassie Krygsman of Ilderton
Dalcini Stainless – Nita Tandon of Ottawa
Funky Monkey Fabrics – Melissa Vriesinga of Varna
Handmade For You Love Lu – Laura Batista of Sarnia
Isagenix – Angie Wagenaar of Milton
Malarkey Kids (The Munch Mitt) – Melissa Hyslop of Burlington
Mommy Connections London – Nicole Hennessy of London
Nutrition Bites – Sandra Venneri of London
Olivia Rose – AnnaMaria DiNicolantonio of Milton
Oxygen Fitness – Lori Ann McLeod of Milton
Par-T-Perfect – Amber Dinda of Oakville
Sendout Cards – Duette Anderson of Surrey
Sanctuary Studios – Michelle Emson of Bracebridge
Talii Towels – Lisa Iafrate of King City
The Wedding Coach – Jennifer Reece Maxwell of Ajax
Tikko – Christine Frances Poe of Burlington
WeeSleep – Janey Reilly of Waterdown

Prince Edward Island
Nutracelle – Melanie Wildman of Stratford

– 2016 –

2016 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2016 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Colleen Dyck – GORP Clean Energy Bars  (Niverville, MB)


2016 Mompreneurs® ‘Momentum’ Award – Service Based or Non-Profit

WINNER: Dana Kerford – GirlPower & GoodGuys  (Calgary, AB)


2016 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business

WINNER: Nita Tandon – Dalcini Stainless  (Ottawa, ON)


2016 Mompreneur® Award of Merit – Consultant, Franchisee, or Broker

WINNER: Angie Wagenaar – Isagenix  (Milton, ON)


Congratulations to all of our 2016 Top 20 Finalists!

GirlPower & GoodGuys – Dana Kerford of Calgary

British Columbia
Colour By Amber – Keeley Saunders of Burnaby
Little Jots – Maria Freeman of Vancouver

GORP Clean Energy Bar – Colleen Dyck of Niverville
Kindoma – Carly Shuler of Winnipeg
St. Pierre Realty – Cindy Grenier of St. Pierre Jolys

Arbonne International – Nikkie Price of Waterloo
Bitty Boots – Candice Bell of Sarnia
Cellar 82 – Kasey Boudreau of Kanata
Curiosity Box – Cassie Krygsman of Ilderton
Dalcini Stainless – Nita Tandon of Ottawa
Funky Monkey Fabrics – Melissa Vriesinga of Varna
Handmade For You Love Lu – Laura Batista of Sarnia
Isagenix – Angie Wagenaar of Milton
Laurie Goodman Photography “Life Messages” – Laurie Goodman of Guelph
Oxygen Fitness – Lori Ann McLeod of Milton
Redstone Agency – Bailey Roth of Toronto
Steeped Tea – Katie Valade of Cambridge
The OVer Co. – Sabrina Maulucci of London
WeeSleep – Janey Reilly of Waterdown

– 2015 –

2015 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2015 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Andrea Iervella – SchoolWorx  (Calgary, AB)


2015 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business

WINNER: Cassie Krygsman – Curiosity Box  (Ilderton, ON)


– 2014 –

2014 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2014 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Elaine Tan Comeau – EasyDaysies  (Vancouver, BC)


– 2013 –

2013 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2013 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Jade Barr – Jady Babys  (Saskatoon, SK)