Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2017

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What does it take to make the list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies? Fearless leadership, relentless innovation, a culture of teamwork and a commitment to change with a dynamic business environment.

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Meet Canada’s Best Managed Companies

New Winners

These companies are joining the “Best Managed Companies” list for the first time.

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Returning Winners

These companies are returning to the list for their second or third year in a row.

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Gold Winners

These companies have earned the “Best Managed” honour four, five or six years in a row.

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Platinum Winners

These companies have earned the “Best Managed” honour seven years or more in a row.

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For the Running Room, the shift to digital retail is a marathon, not a sprint

John Stanton wanted to make exercise less intimidating. Now, customer-friendly stores are the Running Room’s biggest advantage in a digital world


How Kids & Company modernized child care for the on-demand age

By solving a common problem for both employers and parents, Kids & Company has quickly grown to more than a hundred locations


How G Adventures made social good a key part of its management strategy

The Canadian adventure-travel firm became one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by making positive change in the local communities it visits


How singular focus made Steam Whistle Brewing one of Canada’s top workplaces

Three laid-off brewery employees decided to start a new business making the beer they wanted. Their winning formula? Relentless focus on one product


How Harry Rosen is making alterations to appeal to millennial shoppers

The storied Canadian brand was born during a time of change for menswear. Now it’s tailoring its look again for the next generation of consumers


A&W is dropping its suburban drive-through image to target urban millennials

The burger chain has an audacious plan to triple its number of urban locations. The strategy? A bet that millennial diners are looking to go natural


How Questrade turns its underdog status into a strength

Surrounded by competitive offerings from the big banks, this discount trading platform has had to compete on speed and customer service


How Home Hardware competes with big-box home improvement retailers

A unique corporate structure and a focus on local needs helps Home Hardware stay nimble as larger competitors crowd the market


How thinking long-term made Hatch one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Faced with a global financial crisis, engineering and construction firm Hatch revolutionized its business without losing focus on its people


How Cactus Club turned one funky restaurant into a growing national chain

Richard Jaffray spotted the shift toward casual dining far before most competitors. Now his distinctive West-coast chain is poised to enter the U.S.


How CANA Group focused on communication to build a stronger team

This Alberta construction firm focused on better communication to engage younger employees and get the whole company innovating together

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