Tales of   Triumph   Contest

Every small business has a big story.

Small businesses like yours are at the heart of our communities and are shining examples of strength and determination.

We’re excited to kick off Small Business Month with the announcement of this year’s 5 Tales of Triumph winners!

2023 winners

We were amazed by this year’s submissions. Each winner is passionate about their calling, connected to their communities and innovating faster than ever. Get to know the 5 winners of this year’s Tales of Triumph Contest.

Customer Connection

Zuri & Dre
Zuri & Dre launched to increase the representation of people of colour through plush dolls, cushions, stationary, ...home décor and other accessories and over time has grown exponentially with input from the brand’s community of followers.

Doing Good

Between the Bumpers
Between the Bumpers helps people live healthy, happy lives through fitness, physiotherapy and education. ...Their coaching and mentorship program empowers entrepreneurs and fitness coaches by providing development opportunities and resources.

Rising Stars

Marlow is a period care brand that created the first-ever lubricated tampon for greater comfort. ... Marlow aims to inspire the next generation of menstruators to live actively and comfortably while on their period.

Canada’s Choice

Newbornlander is a social enterprise that creates unique, ethical and safe products for babies. ...Employing women who are new to Canada, Newbornlander helps them develop sewing, language and business skills, while also providing guidance on navigating their new lives in Canada.

Employees’ Choice

BRACAShirts makes high-quality, fashionable shirts and hospital gowns that make it easy for surgical patients to manage post-surgical drains. ...BRACAShirts also aims to bridge the cancer and surgery patient knowledge gap.

2023 Tales of Triumph Contest finalists

Read the tales of triumph from this year’s finalists.

Meet the 2023 finalists


This year, we’ve awarded 5 prize packages valued at more than $100,000 each to this year’s winners.

View the prize packages

Meet the judges

Get to know the judges for the 2023 contest.

View the judges

Stay in the loop

We look forward to celebrating our 2023 Tales of Triumph winners in the months ahead.
Even if you're not a winner or finalist, we are here to support your business all year long.