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The newest and fastest-growing segment of entrepreneurship is led by people over the age of 50. It’s time to recognize their accomplishments and let all of Canada know what they are doing and what they have to offer.

In 2017, there were 80 organizations from across Canada sharing and spreading the word through their networks and social media about the 50 over 50 Awards. This number grew to 105 in 2018. What this says to me is there is a growing interest in older entrepreneurship in Canada which I sincerely hope will equate to inclusion of support and programs offered to other groups of entrepreneurs.

I will continue asking previous winners to judge their peers. They understand the importance of older entrepreneurship and want to support it in any way they can. Make sure to visit the judges page and the 2017 Winners speak out where you will see what they are saying about the awards.

Check out both the 2017 and 2018 winners pages on this website. Every winner has their own web page where you can find out more about the successes of 50 Canadian businesses started and owned by people over the age of 50!

Please join our emailing list (below) to be notified of the 2019, WISE 50 over 50 Awards.



WISE’s goal is to help encore careerists achieve their business start-up goals by equipping them with the requisite skills, knowledge, resources and confidence.

Learn more about the services offered by WISE – Seniors in Business