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Canadian Chamber of Commerce to Recognize Trailblazing Vancouver Business Leaders in Canadian Business Leadership Awards Ceremony

Canadian Chamber of Commerce to Recognize Trailblazing Vancouver Business Leaders in Canadian Business Leadership Awards Ceremony

January 10, 2024

(VANCOUVER) – January 10, 2024

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the recipients of the 2024 Canadian Business Leadership Awards, recognizing their outstanding achievements in visionary business leadership within Canada.

Both awards were established to celebrate and recognize Canadian business executives at the top of their fields, who have distinguished themselves through stellar corporate leadership and meaningful contributions to their communities.

Our recipients continue to inspire a sense of optimism and pride in the Canadian business community, showcasing their commitment to the collective pursuit of a brighter and more sustainable future for Canada.

Don Lindsay Receives Canadian Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Lindsay began his career as an underground labourer at a uranium mine in Northern Saskatchewan. After completing his education at Queen’s University and spending several years working in mining operations, followed by an MBA from Harvard, Don worked his way through the ranks of executive leadership with CIBC World Markets, then Canada’s largest investment bank, and ultimately was appointed President. Subsequently he became President and CEO of Teck Resources, Canada’s largest diversified mining and metals company and after almost 18 years in the role he retired to become Chair of the Board of Manulife Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest insurance and wealth management company.  He is also currently Chair of the Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025 and previously was Chair of the Business Council of Canada, the International Council on Mining and Metals, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and chaired the $200 million Campaign for BC Children to build a new acute care hospital. He is a passionate advocate for the use of antimicrobial copper, through Teck’s Copper & Health program, to reduce the spread of infection and create safer public spaces, like healthcare facilities, educational centres and public transit and earlier initiated the Zinc & Health program which with its partnership with UNICEF has reached over 60 million children worldwide. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal in 2002, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012, the Conservation Champion Award by Nature Trust in 2014 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2014.

Darrell Jones Honored as Canadian Business Leader of the Year

Darrell Jones embarked on his 48-year career in the food business in Cranbrook, British Columbia as a retail grocery clerk at the local Overwaitea store. From there, his career advanced through a series of progressively senior operating roles in 23 stores and communities with Save-On-Foods. In 2012, Darrell was promoted to president of Save-On-Foods, where his frankness, charisma and business savvy guided the strategic development of the company, and in 2021, Darrell was named president of the newly-formed Pattison Food Group. Darrell has culled a wealth of experience over more than four decades in the grocery industry, and he enthusiastically leads an increasingly diverse team of more than 30,000 people known for innovation, customer service and industry leadership in more than 150 Western Canadian communities and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

We look forward to celebrating these two visionary business leaders at a reception and dinner event on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Vancouver, B.C.

For more information or to attend the award ceremony, please contact Daniel Caramori, Vice President, Member Relations & Services at 514.866.4334 (4229) or by email,

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce — The Future of Business Success

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is Canada’s largest and most activated business network — representing over 400 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and more than 200,000 businesses of all sizes, from all sectors of the economy and from every part of the country — to create the conditions for our collective success. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the undisputed champion and catalyst for the future of business success. From working with government on economy-friendly policy to providing services that inform commerce and enable trade, we give each of our members more of what they need to succeed: insight into markets, competitors and trends, influence over the decisions and policies that drive business success and impact on business and economic performance. 

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Rewa Mourad

Public Relations Specialist

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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