MARCIA NAMED FINALIST IN PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
EMBERS is proud to announce that Marcia Nozick, Founder & CEO, has been named a Finalist for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the TPH Charitable Giving Award.
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. The program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women.
Out of 5,500 nominees, 18 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent 6 Award Categories. The TPH Charitable Giving Award is dedicated to an exceptional leader of a not-for-profit or charitable organization that is dedicated to helping others help themselves. They assist in causing social change and improving the quality of lives around us. Applicants have garnered extraordinary support from the community by being champions for philanthropy and volunteerism in Canada.
Marcia is one of 3 Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing the West region.
Located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Marcia founded EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society) in 2001 as a community economic development charity with a mission to create employment opportunities for people living on low incomes. EMBERS’ main job-creating program, EMBERS Staffing Solutions, is a social enterprise that employs thousands of people in temporary jobs as a bridge to full time employment.
EMBERS Staffing Solutions is Canada’s only not for profit, socially responsible, staffing company. Through our unique, award winning business model, EMBERS Staffing Solutions provides jobs to people who face barriers to work, including people recovering from addictions, exiting the prison system, people with disabilities, and new immigrants.
“I am honoured to be a finalist for the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards,” says Marcia Nozick, Founder and CEO of EMBERS. “Taking care of business means taking care of community – it’s wonderful to see the recognition of women entrepreneurs using business for social good. This is how we make a better a world.”
The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 23rd Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the Financial Post, and celebrity host, Cheryl Hickey from ET Canada, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams. These awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and West. All nominees were required to submit thorough applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders and subject to a due diligence performed by Deloitte Private Client Services.
“Canadian female entrepreneurs are an economic force, and as a community, their impact is growing,” said Carolyn Lawrence, president and CEO, Women of Influence Inc. “We’re honoured to be contributing to their future success by recognizing the achievements of this stellar group, not only offering increased exposure and a new source of credibility, but the opportunity to become an inspiring role model for future leaders.”
About the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
The 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by RBC and sponsors Deloitte, TELUS, The Printing House and PROFIT Magazine and are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs.
About Women of Influence
Now in its 21st year, Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Diversity & Inclusion, executive leadership coaching, events, and media.