BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Awards


BIOTECanada is the national industry association with over 200 members located nation wide, reflecting the diverse nature of Canada’s health, industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors.



The Gold Leaf awards are given annually to recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the biotech industry in Canada. The Awards’ importance to the recipients and the industry more broadly has grown significantly over the years. The remarkable individuals and companies we recognize through the Gold Leaf Awards are great examples of the core strengths of Canada’s biotech ecosystem.

Importantly, Canada’s global biotech success is founded in its ability to advance scientific innovation by leveraging a diverse and vibrant ecosystem comprised of individuals, companies and institutions located in every province across the country. It is this strength that establishes Canada’s biotech industry as a leader in developing the solutions that will help address the global social and economic challenges emerging from population growth and a changing climate.

Award Categories

  • Ecosystem Builder 
  • Industry Catalyst
  • Emerging Company
  • Innovation in Biotech Research
  • Company of the Year

Nomination Process

The complete nomination form consists of:

  • Contact information for the nominee and nominator;
  • Identification of the award for which you are submitting a nomination;
  • Details of the nominated individual’s/company’s accomplishments/milestones and commitment to the biotech industry as per the criteria outlined for each award.


Nominations must be submitted online, using the online submission form.


There is currently a rolling deadline for nomination submissions.  


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)