The Canadian Arts and Business Awards

Each year, Business for the Arts recognizes individuals and companies who demonstrate outstanding support of the arts across Canada with our national Canadian Arts and Business Awards.

The awards ceremony is an inspiring event that brings together a formidable group of arts and business leaders from across the country to celebrate extraordinary contributions to the arts through philanthropy, volunteerism and innovative partnerships.

On Friday, November 14, we honoured our 2014 winners in the following categories at our gala awards and dinner at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto:

Edmund C. Bovey Award – The Hon. Hilary M. Weston
Arnold Edinborough Award – Chris Farias
artsVest™ Outstanding Partnership Award – RuBarb Productions Inc. and K+S Potash Canada
Corporate Champion of the Arts Award – BMO Financial Group
Cultural Champion Award: Corporate Leadership – D’Arcy Levesque, Enbridge
Cultural Champion Award: Arts Leadership – Margot Holmes, Vancouver Island Symphony
Community Impact Award – Luminato Festival and Manulife

For more information on the awards and winners, visit

To read Mrs. Weston’s acceptance speech, click here.

To view the photos from our 2014 gala, click here.

For a list of past award winners, click here.