Best Community Impact Award

Best Community Impact AwardPassion with a Purpose.

The Best Community Impact Award goes to the company that’s truly making a difference in their community. This business has taken positive action to invest in their community and sees social responsibility as an integral part of the business’ success.

  • Community Impact Strategies: Business operations demonstrate a positive impact in the community in which the business operates.
  • Triple Bottom Line Metrics: The social, environmental and financial outcomes of corporate social responsibility are measurable.
  • Diversity: The business models diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business decision-making.
  • Leadership: The business is considered to be a leader in new ways of doing business while doing good.


To be eligible for the Best Community Impact Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months in BC. All nominees must have less than 50 employees.

Businesses can be non-profits, social enterprises, or for-profit organizations.

Award Criteria

To win this award, all nominees shortlisted as Top 10 semi-finalists will be required to provide:

  • Descriptions of the specific activities the business engages in that have a positive impact on the community.
  • How the business has invested or reinvested in the community.
  • Measurement of the social, environmental and financial outcomes of the business.
  • Examples of the company’s diversity and inclusion work.
  • Three peer references that consider the business to be a community leader.
  • Examples of how the business has had a positive impact on the local community.


The winner of the Best Community Impact Award will be recognized with a cash prize of $1,500.

The winner will also be offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, and the opportunity for extensive media exposure.


Is you small business involved in your local community? Know a small business that’s making a difference in their community? Why not nominate them for the Best Community Impact Award?

Is your Community “Open For Business?” 

This year, we’ve partnered with the Province of British Columbia to host the Open For Business Awards. These awards celebrate communities that have created a business friendly culture, allowing small business to flourish. If you want to celebrate the achievements of your community, why not Nominate Them for an Open For Business Award?