The Canadian Pet Community Awards presented by Pets Canada highlights the work of exceptional Canadian individuals and businesses who are 2024 Pets Canada members.

Join us once again this year in awarding, the John and Kelly Ayres Philanthropy Award for manufacturing and distribution companies: John and Kelly Ayres Philanthropy Award for manufacturing and distribution companies.

Who can nominate who?

The nomination process is open to anyone from the pet community. The top 5 nominated candidates in each category will be announced prior to the voting process. The candidate with the most votes will win in their respective category. Note: All nominated candidates must be active members of Pets Canada and have not won the previous year.

Who can vote?

Everyone can vote! The candidate with the most votes will win in their respective category. Note: all nominated candidates must be active members of Pets Canada.

Each event includes five (5) award categories:

John and Kelly Ayres Philanthropy Award

** Note: The John and Kelly Ayres Philanthropy Award Winner will be presented at our Toronto Show. We only have one winner for this category. **

Western Award Winners 2024

Category Criteria For Nominees

Criteria for Manufacturer and Distributor Sales Representative Awards:

  • Must be an employee of a Canadian pet product manufacturing or distribution company that is a member of Pets Canada in 2023.
  • Possesses a talent for helping business owners and their staff better understand products and demonstrate how they can benefit their customers.
  • Is always available to provide ongoing support for clients and pet owners.
  • Voluntarily participates in clients’ community activities, lending a hand and interacting with pet-owning families.
  • The company must be a 2023 member of Pets Canada (Canadian, American, or international). The sales representative must be Canadian and sell in the Canadian market

 

Criteria for Independent Retailer and Chain Store Awards:

  • Must be a traditional brick and mortar store and a 2023 member of Pets Canada (when voting for the Chain Store Retailer Award, you are voting for a specific franchisee and not the entire franchise).
  • Must promote responsible pet ownership in-store and within the community (e.g., documentation, after-sales care program, care workshops, school visits, etc.).
  • Assists animals and pet-owning families in the community (e.g., pet food bank, awareness of issues affecting animals in the community, assisting other animal organizations, etc.).
  • Any other community assistance activities.
  • The retailer’s address must be in Canada.

 

Criteria for Animal Service Provider Award

  • Must be a 2024 member of Pets Canada
  • Must be an individual offering pet services through their own registered business.
  • Must promote responsible pet ownership to clients and within the community.
  • Assists animals and pet-owning families in the community (e.g., pet food bank, awareness of issues affecting animals in the community, assisting other animal organizations, etc.).
  • Any other community assistance activities.
  • The business address must be in Canada.

 

Criteria for the John and Kelly Ayers Philanthropy Award (Manufacturing and Distribution Companies)
Nominees support the pet community through events and support initiatives, engage in animal advocacy issues, and promotes responsible businesses’ right to provide healthy pets to the community. Nominees also mentor emerging businesses in the pet industry.

Questions

Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Pet Community Awards. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Mia Maloney at information@petscanada.org.