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Canada’s Best Managed Companies investing in technology and talent for future success

In its 26th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies winners are focusing on intentional innovation, investment in future technology, talent, and global orientation

Toronto, March 7, 2019 - Deloitte announces the winners of its Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program, highlighting the top privately-owned Canadian companies with annual revenues over $15 million. With 47 new winners in 2019, this year’s companies attribute success to an increased focus on investment in technology and talent, innovation, and cross-border business. Best Managed winners also make future planning a priority by actively identifying and preparing for new challenges on the horizon.

“Every year the bar set by this elite roster of Best Managed companies is raised higher,” said Peter E. Brown, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “Now 26 years since the program’s inception, Best Managed companies are taking their successes global. Not only are winners securing Canada’s place on the world stage, they’re also proving to be more productive and sustainable across borders.”

While Canada’s Best Managed Companies continue to excel and find success in 2019, a leading trait among winners is a sharp focus on the future. By actively preparing for tomorrow, Best Managed companies are demonstrating resilience ahead of new challenges. According to a recent Deloitte study, ‘Outlast and outperform’, companies that make choices with a view toward long-term success have average revenues 47 per cent higher than those that do not.

“This year’s Best Managed winners know what it takes to succeed in the future. By investing in innovation and embracing a people-centric approach, these companies are outpacing their competition,” said Lorrie King, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “In thinking long term, these companies are already ahead of the curve and are set to be better prepared and successful in the years to come.”

“This year's winners demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to drive growth,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice-President and Head, Commercial Banking at CIBC, a long-standing sponsor of the program. “Their success is a result of taking a deliberate approach to build strong teams and a vested interest in the future development of their talent."

Best Managed is a flagship program presented by Deloitte Private, a division of Deloitte exclusively focused on serving private clients of all sizes. Generation after generation, Deloitte Private has been by the side of the entrepreneurs transforming Canada’s economy – and under its wing, the Best Managed program has grown to include 477 companies, offering a strong network to support the 47 winners of 2019. The network continues its expansion beyond Canadian borders, now with presence in 14 countries globally.

Here is the list of the new Best Managed winners in 2019:

Company name City Province Industry
Accès Location + Beloeil Quebec Construction
ACL Vancouver BC Technology
AIL Group Sackville NB Engineering & architecture
Almita Piling Edmonton AB Construction
Artitalia Group Inc. Montreal QC Retail
BOWEN Calgary AB Business services
Canada Drives Vancouver BC Financial services
Caron Transportation Systems Sherwood Park AB Transportation
CEDA Calgary AB Industrial services
ClearTech Industries Inc. Saskatoon SK Wholesale distribution
Clintar Commerical Outdoor Services Markham ON Commercial outdoor services
Comptoir Agricole Ste-Anne Inc. Repentigny QC Agricultural equipment
Copperleaf Vancouver BC Technology
Crystal International Group Toronto ON Wholesale distribution
Delnor Construction Ltd. Edmonton AB Construction
The Deveraux Group of Companies Regina SK Construction
district m Montreal QC Technology
Donna Cona Inc. Ottawa ON Technology
Eddy Group Ltd. Bathurst NB Wholesale distribution
Element Technical Services Calgary AB Oil & gas
Elite Integrity Services Calgary AB Construction
Firma Foreign Exchange Edmonton AB Business services
Franchise Management Inc. Woodstock NB Restaurant
Go Auto Edmonton AB Retail
Groupe Intersand Canada Inc. Boucherville QC Wholesale distribution
Gusto 54 Restaurant Group Toronto ON Restaurant
H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd. Toronto ON Engineering & architecture
Index Exchange Toronto ON Technology
Lamour Group Montreal QC Wholesale distribution
Les Toitures Hogue Blainville QC Construction
Mary Brown's Markham ON Restaurant
Membertou Development Corp. Membertou NS Business services
Mint Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mississauga ON Pharmaceutical
Miralis Inc. Saint-Anaclet QC Manufacturing
Nanometrics Inc. Ottawa ON Technology
Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine Burnaby BC Health care
Pliteq Vaughan ON Engineering & architecture
Regional Group Ottawa ON Real estate
Riverside Millwork Group Waterloo ON Construction
Rodair International Ltd. Mississauga ON Logistics
SFM Dorval QC Wholesale distribution
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp. Ohsweken ON Business services
STEMCELL Technologies Vancouver BC Technology
Targray Kirkland QC Wholesale distribution
Viva Naturals Toronto ON Retail
VMAC Nanaimo BC Manufacturing
Whitewater West Industries Ltd. Richmond BC Waterparks & attractions

View complete list of the 2019 Canada’s Best Managed winners, Gold Standard winners and Platinum Club winners.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and TMX Group. For further information, visit

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