2024 Community Builder Award Nominees

Learn more about our 2024 Community Builder Nominees! Click below to read their business profile.

Brighter Future Homes

Brighter Future Homes is developing patented biofilters that provide safe breathing air to building interiors using sustainable methods. BFH ltd designs and maintains custom systems for businesses and homes so occupants can enjoy beautiful plants and healthy breathing air.

Morris Investigation Agency (M.I.A.)

The first and only full-service, woman-owned Private Investigation Agency in Dufferin County. Avidly pursuing justice and accountability for our clients with their best interests in mind.

Branching Out Support Services

Branching Out Support Services Inc (BOSS) is a social enterprise serving neurodiverse people and their chosen support circles. Firmly embedded in the community our theory of change is to provide meaningful, transparent, ethical services in Dufferin County and beyond. Services and engagements at BOSS include support programming for people across the lifespan with brain differences both in groups and one to one constructs. Keeping relationship building and community connection as highest potential outcomes our services consist of recreation, continuing education, employment support, life skills coaching and caregiver support, to name a few. A robust education and advocacy department ensures that public education, innovative practice and change making are rooted and evident in all we do. Most recently, BOSS launched a first of its kind mental health services dedicated to people with neurodiversity’s and caregivers/support professionals who are part of their circles. This trauma informed service is available nationally and our practitioners are ready to connect with people by phone, virtually or locally, in person. BOSS isn’t just a company – it’s a call to action for communities where we can all belong.

Attention To Detail

Attention To Detail started 4 years ago with just one cleaner. We have grown to a team of 8 fantastic cleaners. We are reliable, professional and pay close attention to detail. We are bonded and insured and have great reviews. We service commercial and residential spaces in Dufferin County and surrounding areas.

Everything Detailing

The most diverse and professional car service in GTA! Mobile detailing for your comfort. We offer you a one stop shop. Personalized custom services catering to all your needs, when we are working on your vehicle, to us it’s like we are working on our vehicles. Our eye for detail and pride is what drives us to be the best in our industry.

Deja Vu Diner

We purchased Deja Vu Diner in January of 2017 with the mission to provide excellent food and service and to support the community as best as we could.

Enterprise Mobility

At enterprise we rent vehicles to customers who are coming from an accident, going on vacation, or just for their leisure pleasure. We always provide excellent customer service to every customer who walks through our doors.

Rose Digital Media Group Inc.

Rose Digital Media Group is a premier video production located in Dufferin County, serving the Greater Toronto Area. We are specialists in Commercial & Narrative video production. Let us tell your story.

Bella Cleans

We are a family owned and operated residential/commercial cleaning company with many years of experience in all your cleaning needs. Our mission is to provide the best cleaning experiences for all our customers at the most affordable rates while going above and beyond to assist families as their various needs require.

Lennox Farm

Lennox Farm is a family-owned and operated farm, growing a variety of delicious, nutrient-dense produce, in Melancthon, Ontario. For five generations, Lennox Farm has provided the community with access to healthy, fresh, local food. We are passionate about agriculture, education, protecting our land, and reducing our environmental impact. We strive to improve our farming practices each season to enhance the health of our land, our food, and the local community.

M&M Food Market

M&M Food Market is a grocery store offering frozen food, pantry items, sauces, and more for all mealtimes and any special events and gatherings. We are passionate about providing you with the very best food without the use of artificial flavours, colours, or sweeteners, whether that be for one person or 100, we have you covered.

AB Healthy Fitness

AB Healthy Fitness is a small business located in Grand Valley, Ontario. Amrita, the owner and operator, strives to provide an open and accepting environment where people of all backgrounds and abilities can come together to work on their health. ABHF has been in operation for 5 years, and has served many people in our community and beyond, including Guelph and Dundalk. Emphasis is placed on creating the strongest body possible through lifting weights and nutrition. We do not strive to take up as little space as possible, but the opposite! Take up space, strengthen your mind and body, and be proud of every step you take.

Grand Valley Hatha Yoga

Marsha Ellis (MA, Hons. B.A.) (Owner & Founder of Grand Valley Hatha Yoga) became a student of yoga in while she was a Graduate Student at York University as a great way to manage stress and calm the mind by moving the body. She became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in 2011 at Hot Yoga Wellness in Toronto, and has been practicing and teaching yoga since then. After moving to Grand Valley in 2012, Marsha continued to find that practicing yoga supported her throughout her pregnancies and she continued her yoga education to receive certificates in both children’s yoga, pre-post natal and chair yoga. In 2017, she started her small Grand Valley Hatha Yoga because she wanted to share the health benefits and love of yoga with her family, friends and community. At first she taught at the Grand Valley Public Library teaching community chair yoga, and kid’s yoga. And, she expanded to also teaching a variety of styles that all offer unique benefits, Hatha, core and balance awareness, chair, yin yoga, pre & post natal, restorative and yoga. In March 2021, post COVID, she started running classes again in Grand Valley at the Grand Valley Community Centre. After being greatly influenced by Kristin Neff’s book “Fierce Self-Compassion”, she incorporated the themes of Mindful Self-Compassion. She continues to run classes in the Grand Valley Community in weekly sessions and in the summer outdoor yoga on her farm and sunrise yoga on Sundays by the river in Grand Valley. Marsha continues to study the health benefits of yoga, in particular the neuroscience of yoga and yoga for hormonal health and wellness, and is a student of Ayurveda. Looking ahead, Marsha is interested in continuing her study of yoga as a Yoga Therapist and has been accepted into the Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations Program.

Shelburne Golf and Country Club

Shelburne Golf and Country Club is a picturesque 18-hole golf course located on the western edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The professionally-designed course plays over easily walked terrain with silica sand bunkers and six spring-fed ponds providing a challenge to all levels of golfers. Over the years, Sam Young created 9 new tee decks, adding 230 yards to the course, were brought into play adding to the challenge for the lower handicap, long-hitting player.

Bryan's Fuel

Bryan’s Fuel is a 100-year family owned and operated company that delivers high quality heating and cooling solutions for residential homeowners and commercial businesses and farms in Orangeville and surrounding areas. Bryan’s Fuel can design, install, and service forced air and hot water heating systems that operate on propane, natural gas, electricity, and geothermal energy sources. Bryan’s Fuel is also a preferred choice for the supply of propane, furnace oil, diesel, gasoline, and lubricant needs. To learn more about Bryan’s Fuel visit www.bryansfuel.on.ca.

Fenech Designs

Fenech Designs is a Turnkey Marketing Agency with over 25 years experience specializing in branding and Marketing Strategies. Whether your needs are digital or brick and mortar Fenech Designs has a proven track record of success with over 117 local clients in the Dufferin County area.

The Mayer-Harman Team

We run a community focused real estate company. Always putting the customer and community first in our advertising and efforts. From sponsoring several hockey teams, ball hockey, local events like jazz and blues and home and garden show etc We also give away 1500 gingerbread houses every Christmas to families across dufferin county

Rural Rescue Inc

Established in 2018 by Savannah Rogers, a dedicated firefighter with 14 years of professional experience serving Dufferin County & the GTA, Rural Rescue proudly celebrates five years of service to our community. With a focus on empowering individuals and organizations with lifesaving skills, Rural Rescue offers engaging, memorable, and accessible training experiences tailored to meet all training needs. Rural Rescue, accredited by the Canadian Red Cross and Heart & Stroke, ensures that our training meets industry standards. This accreditation also enables us to offer WSIB-approved courses and certifications, providing peace of mind in meeting regulatory requirements.