2024 Innovation Award Nominees

Learn about the 2024 Innovation Award Nominees! Click below and read their business profiles.

Attention To Detail Professional Cleaning Service

My name is Sarah and I am the Owner/team leader of Attention to Detail. I started off 4 years ago by myself. Today we are a team of 8 fantastic cleaners. We are dedicated to providing the best service and giving back to our community

Brighter Future Homes

Brighter Future Homes is developing patented biofiltration products that maintain healthy breathing conditions indoors using sustainable methods.

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 Inc.

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.

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.

Bluebird Cafe and Grill

The Bluebird Café and Grill is a staple of the Dufferin County dining scene. We are honoured to be a part of many celebrations and special moments with our guests. Our warm and charming atmosphere makes us an ideal spot for lunches and dinners that are prepared in-house and fresh to order.  Our convenient Take-Out kitchen allows you the option to experience Bluebird dining at home too. Our menu includes delicious Italian specialties as well as our pizzas that are cooked in a custom-made wood-fire oven in the centre of our kitchen. We only use Double 00 flour imported from Italy. Our grill features melt-in-your-mouth Certified Angus Beef hand cut specifically for us and only the freshest, most flavourful seafood around. Our chefs are extremely creative, passionate professionals and come up with features daily that you won’t find on our menu. Whether you are dining with us or in the comfort of your home, we pride ourselves on offering a culinary and hospitality experience and we invite you on a journey with us to discover The Bluebird difference.

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.

Pine River Institute

Pine River Institute (PRI) helps adolescents struggling with addictive behaviours and other mental health issues to reclaim their lives, their families, and their futures. Located in Horning’s Mills, Dufferin County, Ontario, PRI is the only program of its kind in Canada – primarily a live-in treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth, ages 13 to 19. In addition, our Centre for Family Initiatives (CFI@PRI) extends PRI’s knowledge, experience and evidence-informed treatment model to the broader community, offering strategic learning opportunities for youth, parents/caregivers, educators, clinicians and agency staff to help more youth regain mental wellness and develop the tools they need to combat addictive behaviours.

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.

Beauty Bar On Main

Salon & Spa located in the village of Grand Valley ON. Staff of 5 with unbelievable talents. We are proud community members that get involved.

Browzen

Browzen is a local brow studio that specializes in a wide range of brow services. I, Sarita, am the owner and esthetician at Browzen. After taking a break from esthetics to pursue a different career, I eventually found my way back to my true passion for brows. With over 15 years of experience in esthetics, I have witnessed the tremendous growth of the brow industry and recognized the high demand for brow services in our local area. This realization affirmed that it was my calling to provide exceptional brow services. My ultimate goal is to ensure that every client feels amazing when they leave Browzen, whether it’s through the confidence of their new brows or simply by having a meaningful conversation where they feel heard. As your local brow artist, I am dedicated to understanding and meeting your specific needs.

Ida Tetlock, Organizing

In my organizing practice at I serve my clients by empowering them to address the situational disorganization they have encountered in life, home & business through the implementation of goal based organizing and productivity solutions. My passion is serving as an accountability partner to my clients on an individual or team basis with a focus on assisting other professionals and their families who are facing situational disorganization due to significant life events, disabilities, trauma and grief. Adding order, function, safety and productivity through implementation of best practices developed from formal education and years of applied experience in customer service, information technology, business analysis and project management fields and as a master practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). I offer motivation, solutions expertise, hands on organizing and mentorship enabling clients to regain control and feel accomplished. Building community through service and volunteering is a core personal & business value for me. I currently serve as a Board Member and ambassador at the Dufferin Board of Trade and at STREAMS Community Hub. I am is also a champion for several not-for-profit organizations, by organizing collection of donations, outreach and distribution.