2011 – Individual Award winner
Caroline Arcand is the instigator of 10 social enterprises, a prominent speaker, coach and leader. Witnessing the increase in self-esteem of disabled people at work inspires her. The mission of her non-profit, Groupe Convex Prescott-Russell, located in Hawksbury, Ontario, is to generate meaningful jobs through business projects for residents who face employment challenges. One of their successful social enterprises is Recycle Action, a sorting facility, industry collector, and receiver of recyclable products from BlueBox, commercial and industrial sectors. The impact in their community is significant with the development of multiple community partnerships, serving over 30,000 households, 41 schools, 159 businesses and 5 municipalities.