The Zensurance Small Business Grant 2023 Is Now Closed

Thank you for your submissions! The Zensurance Small Business Grant will be back in 2024.

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Business Grant Hero

Congratulations to the Zensurance Small Business Grant 2023 Winner!

Hugo Latreille, owner of Ottawa-based Malartic Design + Builds, is the $10,000 Zensurance Small Business Grant 2023 winner.

Read our Q&A interview with Latreille to learn more about his company and his advice for other Canadian small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Zensurance- 2023 Grant Winner

Meet Hugo Latreille of Malartic Design + Builds

Malartic Design + Builds was started in early 2023 by Hugo Latreille, an architectural designer who left the firm he was working for to launch his own business.

Malartic Design + Builds specializes in designing and building custom-made homes that are eco-friendly and affordable to own.

Meet Our Other Top Finalists

We received thousands of applications for the $10,000 Zensurance Small Business Grant from small businesses, entrepreneurs, and self-employed professionals across Canada.

We are privileged to learn about so many remarkable businesses and their stories. Meet our four other top finalists for 2023 below.

Blayne Campbell

Blayne’s Custom Services

Winnipeg, MB

Blayne Campbell is an ambitious Indigenous entrepreneur who launched her professional residential and commercial cleaning business in 2021. Her company has the potential to be Manitoba’s leading Indigenous all-in-one cleaning provider.

Kelise Williams


Edmonton, AB

Founded by Kelise Williams, UpRow is a mobile app that serves as a one-stop solution for newcomers to transition into Canadian society. The app provides housing assistance services, legal guidance from immigration lawyers, language tutoring, and more.

Taylor Munroe

Munroe Bookkeeping

St Thomas, ON

Founder Taylor Munroe offers small business owners financial planning, management, taxation and payroll services. His consulting services include budgeting and forecasting assistance and providing insights for making informed business decisions.

Alexis Woloschuk


Toronto, ON

Toronto Six professional hockey player, NCAA athlete, and wellness professional Alexis Woloschuk established TheLineUp – a mobile app and video-based fitness and training club featuring nutritional plans and a recently launched athletic wear line.

Why Canadian Small Businesses Need a Boost

According to the Zensurance Small Business Confidence Index 2023 online survey, the top factors Canadian small businesses are dealing with include:

What Our Judges Are Looking For

A strong submission should contain:

  • Your business’s story. What you do, what makes your business unique, the challenges you’re facing and those you’ve overcome, and what inspires you to keep going.
  • Your business goals. Where do you want your business to go? What are your short- and long-term goals? Tell us how you plan to get there.
  • Positive social impact. Explain how your business contributes to making positive social change in your community and the wider world. 
  • A plan for how you’ll use the grant. If you’re the chosen winner, what will you do with the grant money? Outline how it’ll help you achieve your aspirations and fuel success.

To enter, review and agree to our terms and conditions, and fill out the form. We’ll email you details on how to submit your application. All applications must be received by/before October 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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