Fresh Innovators Awards Nominations

Thank you for your interest in the Fresh Innovators Awards! 

We are thrilled to be hosting this celebration of leadership as a part of our Fresh Innovators Waterloo Region conference on June 2nd, 2022. The conference day will culminate with the Fresh Innovators Award celebration, where we will recognize a very special change makers who is digging into Waterloo Region’s challenges, creating solutions, and turning ideas into action. 

How will we find these amazing innovators and community change-makers? That's up to you! Nominations are officially open for the Fresh Innovator Awards! See below for additional details. Questions? Reach out to Bethan and she'll be glad to help you out!

Nomination Criteria

Nominees must be change-makers who are digging into Waterloo Region’s challenges, creating solutions, and turning ideas into action. Yup. It’s just that simple! 


  • Individuals, companies or organizations can be nominated
  • Impact must be focused in Waterloo Region
  • Application must be completed by the deadline
  • Selected finalists must be available to speak at the June 2nd Fresh Innovators Event!

Application Process

  • The online application must be completed and submitted by end of business day, Wednesday, April 22nd, 2022
  • Application must be accompanied by 2 letters of support and a video outlining why you should receive the Fresh Innovators Award for 2022! This video will be shared with attendees via your profile page. 
  • Applicants will be required to complete an online profile via the PheedLoop portal with information pertaining to your organization. 

To prepare your application, you can download the nomination application questions as a reference guide here


The nomination period for the 2022 Awards is now closed!

Tune into the Fresh Innovators Conference on June 2nd to find out who the winner is!

Thanks for your interest and check back here next year for the 2023 Awards!


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