2019 Mompreneur Awards for Canadian women entrepreneurs and women in business

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– 2018 –

Congratulations to all nominees and Top Finalists for The 2018 Mompreneur® Awards! We were amazed at the accomplishments of so many talented women across this great country, and let us be the first to say that naming our winners was indeed a hard task with so much talent and innovation at hand!

On Saturday March 3rd, 2018, we proudly announced our winners of The 2018 Mompreneur® Awards, live and in-person at the 2018 National Mompreneurs® Conference! Get to know each of them, and help us celebrate their win!

2018 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2018 Mompreneurs® of the Year”

WINNERS: Adriana De Luca & Michelle Lalonde – TIBER RIVER NATURALS

mompreneurs Adriana De Luca and Michelle Lalonde of Tiber River Naturals, Canada's 2018 Mompreneurs of the Year


Winnipeg, Manitoba  |  Members since 2017

Adriana and Michelle’s purpose at Tiber River Naturals is Creating Happiness Naturally — Creating happiness for their customers, their corporate team, and their growing team of direct sales consultants across the country. By creating products they enjoy using, or an opportunity to create more happiness in their lives by accomplishing goals they never thought possible; every decision they make is based on creating happiness.


2018 Mompreneur® ‘Momentum’ Award – Service Based or Non-Profit


Moffat, Ontario  |  Member since 2016

At Belbeck’s Family Farm, Kate offers ethical, pasture-raised meats including chicken, turkey, beef, pork and eggs. Her customers become members of her farm family and receive monthly meat shares. Kate also offers the Rent The Chicken program, where she provides everything needed for keeping hens in almost any backyard for a 6 month season including egg-laying hens, a portable coop, feed and unlimited support. The Hatch The Chicken program is a 5 week rental that also includes fun and informative presentations about hatching, looking after chicks, chickens and farming in general.

2018 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business


mompreneur Tamara Aldip of NanaShake in TorontoToronto, Ontario  |  Member since 2017

Nanashake is Toronto’s premier vegan frozen desserts parlor, proudly offering up the city’s most exciting healthy, handmade, guilt-free, gluten free and refined-sugar-free soft serve, popsicles, milkshakes and other frozen delicacies. A family-run business dedicated to providing customers from all walks of life and family members of all ages starting as little as 9 months old with a healthy, nutritious and delicious ice cream treat that can be enjoyed without the guilt and adverse effects of consuming refined sugars, Nanashake’s products are made using only the highest quality natural and plant-based ingredients including fair trade, organic bananas. Tamara and her family stand firmly behind the quality of their products and actively collaborate with a certified holistic nutritionist to openly share the health benefits of Nanashake products with customers.

2018 Mompreneur® Award of Merit – Consultant, Franchisee, or Broker


mompreneur Kah-Mei Smith of Young Living Essential Oils

Port Coquitlam, BC  |  Member since 2015

Young Living, the world leader in essential oils and wellness products, inspires millions of people to experience nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony, to create abundance as Young Living members, and to discover new opportunities for lifelong transformation. As an independent distributor and team leader of a team 5000-strong, Kah-Mei describes her role as having the utmost honour and pleasure to walk life with her team as they work towards improving the quality of life for themselves and the ones around them. Her biggest focus is to educate families on the potential toxins found in their everyday products and cleaners and showing them a healthy alternative.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Top Finalists!

Juice Plus – Jennifer Zurbrigg of Edmonton
Neveen Dominic Cosmetics
 – Neveen Dominic of Calgary

British Columbia
Bamboletta Dolls – Christina Platt of Vancouver
Keen Fit Walking Poles – Sheri Simson of Kelowna
Smash + Tess – Ashley Freeborn of Vancouver
Wallis Evera – Monique Parker of Delta
Young Living Essential Oils – Kah-Mei Smith of Port Coquitlam

Rawnata – Natalie Dueck of New Bothwell
Tiber River Naturals – Adriana De Luca & Michelle Lalonde of Winnipeg

New Brunswick
Adorable Chocolat – Ginette Ahier of Shediac

Belbeck’s Family Farm ftg. Rent the Chicken – Kate Belbeck of Moffat
For the Love of Laundry – Melissa Power of London
Hawthorne Cafe – Kerry Bunney of Milton
It Works! – Barb Houser of Norwich
Love Powered Co. – Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood of Oakville/Burlington
Mary Kay – Lygia Valcourt of Oshawa
Nanashake – Tamara Al Dip of Toronto
Pampered Chef – Kathy Drennan of Kincardine
Round Trip Studios – Alison Wawrzyniak of Milton
Rok Cork – Elizabeth Roque of Toronto
The Yoga Project – Vanessa Miniaci & Jessica Monkcom of Orangeville
Zoom Into Life Photography – Puja Misra of Mississauga

Three Farmers Products – Natasha Vandenhurk of Saskatoon


Mompreneur Award 'one to watch'Congratulations to the following entrants for The 2018 Mompreneur® Awards who were recognized as ‘Ones to Watch’, and were gifted with a complimentary VIP All-Access Pass to  The 2018 National Mompreneurs Conference in Toronto March 2-3, 2018, as well as 50 complimentary points to go towards next year’s entry! These women have incredible passion for their businesses, and garnered impressive overall ratings for this year’s Awards, getting them very close to being named Finalists!


Andrea Munk — The Cedar Lily Bra Boutique (Guelph, ON)

Denika Coakley — DC Woodworks (Dartmouth, NS)

Eliane Beijani — Raw Juice Guru (Toronto, ON)

Isabelle Rose Marchand  — Senegence Canada (London, ON)

Jacqueline Day — Real Treat (Cochrane, AB)

Jacqueline De’Ath — Homeworks Etc. Designs (Surrey, BC)

Jenn Bowdring  — Epicure/Good Food, Epic Life (Innerkip, ON)

Karen Viloria-Miguel — Canada Bliss Designs (Milton, ON)

Lindsay Whisen — Ease Up – The Organizing Experts (Brampton, ON)

Lori Cenedese Taylor — Lala Soap Co. (Milton, ON)

Lorri Fleming & Angie Stenback — The WOMB World of My Baby (Milton, ON)

Stefanie Agostini — Discovery Toys (Burnaby, BC)

Suzie Yorke — The Good Fat Co. Ltd. AKA Suzie’s Good Fats (Toronto, ON)

Tanya Hayles — Black Moms Connection (Toronto, ON)

Tatum Wood — Timber + Gray Design Co. (Grande Prairie, AB)

Teri-Medina Wachtel — Hudson + Hobbs (Richmond, BC)

Yvonne Yua — Wealth Wave (Port Coquitlam, BC)

Wendy Bell — Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear (Coquitlam, BC)

– 2017 –

2017 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2017 Mompreneur® of the Year”


Dana Shortt - 2017 Mompreneur of the Year

2017 Mompreneur® ‘Momentum’ Award – Service Based or Non-Profit


Lori-Ann McLeod of Oxygen Fitness, Mompreneur Award winner

2017 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business

WINNER: Melissa Hyslop – THE MUNCH MITT 

Melissa Hyslop, winner of The 2017 Mompreneur Startup Award for The Munch Mitt

2017 Mompreneur® Award of Merit – Consultant, Franchisee, or Broker


Mompreneur Duette Anderson of SendoutCards, winner of the Mompreneur Award of Merit

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Top 22 Finalists!

Mama Knows Luxury – Sarah Willey of Edmonton

British Columbia
Homeworks Etc. Designs – Jacqueline De’Ath of Surrey
K’Pure Naturals – Karen Johnson of Mission
Sendout Cards – Duette Anderson of Surrey
Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear – Wendy Armbruster Bell of Coquitlam
YUM: Plant Based Recipes for a Gluten Free Diet – Dr. Theresa Nicassio of Vancouver

Arbonne International – Mirella Canavan of Mississauga
Blue Ocean Office Supplies – Stephanie Birt of Guelph
Dana Shortt Gourmet – Dana Shortt of Waterloo
Easy Peasy Patches – Andrea Winarski of Aurora
Curiosity Box – Cassie Krygsman of Ilderton
Dalcini Stainless – Nita Tandon of Ottawa
Funky Monkey Fabrics – Melissa Vriesinga of Varna
Handmade For You Love Lu – Laura Batista of Sarnia
Isagenix – Angie Wagenaar of Milton
Malarkey Kids (The Munch Mitt) – Melissa Hyslop of Burlington
Mommy Connections London – Nicole Hennessy of London
Nutrition Bites – Sandra Venneri of London
Olivia Rose – AnnaMaria DiNicolantonio of Milton
Oxygen Fitness – Lori Ann McLeod of Milton
Par-T-Perfect – Amber Dinda of Oakville
Sendout Cards – Duette Anderson of Surrey
Sanctuary Studios – Michelle Emson of Bracebridge
Talii Towels – Lisa Iafrate of King City
The Wedding Coach – Jennifer Reece Maxwell of Ajax
Tikko – Christine Frances Poe of Burlington
WeeSleep – Janey Reilly of Waterdown

Prince Edward Island
Nutracelle – Melanie Wildman of Stratford


– 2016 –

2016 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2016 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Colleen Dyck – GORP Clean Energy Bars  (Niverville, MB)

Colleen Dyck of GORP - Mompreneur of the Year, Canada 2016

2016 Mompreneur® ‘Momentum’ Award – Service Based or Non-Profit

WINNER: Dana Kerford – GirlPower & GoodGuys  (Calgary, AB)

Dana Kerford of GirlPower, Mompreneur from Calgary

2016 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business

WINNER: Nita Tandon – Dalcini Stainless  (Ottawa, ON)

Dalcini Stainless - Mompreneur Award Winner Nita Tandon

2016 Mompreneur® Award of Merit – Consultant, Franchisee, or Broker

WINNER: Angie Wagenaar – Isagenix  (Milton, ON)

Angie Wagenaar of Isagenix - Mompreneur

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Top 20 Finalists!

GirlPower & GoodGuys – Dana Kerford of Calgary

British Columbia
Colour By Amber – Keeley Saunders of Burnaby
Little Jots – Maria Freeman of Vancouver

GORP Clean Energy Bar – Colleen Dyck of Niverville
Kindoma – Carly Shuler of Winnipeg
St. Pierre Realty – Cindy Grenier of St. Pierre Jolys

Arbonne International – Nikkie Price of Waterloo
Bitty Boots – Candice Bell of Sarnia
Cellar 82 – Kasey Boudreau of Kanata
Curiosity Box – Cassie Krygsman of Ilderton
Dalcini Stainless – Nita Tandon of Ottawa
Funky Monkey Fabrics – Melissa Vriesinga of Varna
Handmade For You Love Lu – Laura Batista of Sarnia
Isagenix – Angie Wagenaar of Milton
Laurie Goodman Photography “Life Messages” – Laurie Goodman of Guelph
Oxygen Fitness – Lori Ann McLeod of Milton
Redstone Agency – Bailey Roth of Toronto
Steeped Tea – Katie Valade of Cambridge
The OVer Co. – Sabrina Maulucci of London
WeeSleep – Janey Reilly of Waterdown

– 2015 –

2015 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2015 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Andrea Iervella – SchoolWorx  (Calgary, AB)

Andrea Iervella - Schoolworx - Mompreneur of the Year 2015

2015 Mompreneur® Startup Award – Under 3 Years in Business

WINNER: Cassie Krygsman – Curiosity Box  (Ilderton, ON)

Mompreneur Cassie Krygsman of Curiosity Box

– 2014 –

2014 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2014 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Elaine Tan Comeau – EasyDaysies  (Vancouver, BC)

Mompreneur Award Winner Elaine Tan Comeau of EasyDaysies


– 2013 –

2013 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
“Canada’s 2013 Mompreneur® of the Year”

WINNER: Jade Barr – Jady Babys  (Saskatoon, SK)

Mompreneur winner Jade Barr of Jady Babys soft soled boots