The Canadian Pet Community Awards presented by PIJAC Canada highlights the work of exceptional Canadian individuals and businesses who are 2019 PIJAC Canada members. These are the people who go the extra mile in educating their clients and readily offering support, whether it be related to animal well-being, the promotion of responsible pet ownership, product related, customer support or outstanding community involvement.

The Awards represent four (4) Canadian regions and are presented during our tradeshows:

Quebec – presented at Expozoo – And the winners are…

Ontario – presented at the National Pet Industry Tradeshow

Maritimes – presented at the National Pet Industry Tradeshow

Western – presented at the Western Canadian Pet Industry Tradeshow – And the winners are…

Who can nominate who?

Pet retailers and services providers are the only ones that can nominate Sales Representatives.

Anyone can nominate pet retailers and services providers.

Note that you cannot nominate your own company.

Each event includes five (5) award categories:

Criteria for Each Category

Manufacturing or Distribution Sales Representative

  • Has a talent for helping business owners and their staff learn about the products and how they can benefit their clients
  • Is always readily available for ongoing support for clients and pet owners
  • Willingly participates in their clients’ community events, lending a hand and engaging pet families
  • Nominations must be made by a Retail Store or Pet Business

Retailer – Independent Business or Chain Store Location

  • Must be a brick and mortar location (when voting for the Chain Store Retailer Award, you are voting for one (1) specific franchisee or location, not the whole franchise).
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership in the store and community (ex: take-home information packages, care workshops, school visits, etc.)
  • Supports pet & pet families in the community (ex: pet food bank, raising awareness on issues impacting pets in the community, assisting other animal organizations, etc.)
  • Nominations are open to the public

Pet Service Provider

  • Must be an individual offering pet services through their own registered business
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership through their services and community (ex: take-home information packages, after-sale care program, care workshops, school visits, etc.)
  • Supports pet & pet families in the community (ex: pet food bank, raising awareness on issues impacting pets in the community, assisting other animal organizations, etc.)
  • Nominations are open to the public

Note: All nominees must be a member of PIJAC Canada.

Following on the coattails of our western Canadian awards this past spring, this series will be sure to highlight the amazing leaders in our community.  The Ontario & Maritimes region Awards will be presented during the Dinner at the National Pet Industry Tradeshow. For more information contact Jacynthe Lacroix at programs@pijaccanada.com.