CALGARY, AB - JUNE 18, 2021 - The Better Business Bureau announced the winners of the 2021 Torch and Spark Awards yesterday afternoon at a virtual gathering that drew business leaders from across the organization’s service area.
The Spark Award, a business integrity award for entrepreneurship, recognizes business owners 35 and under or business owners of any age operating for less than three years who demonstrate a higher level of character, generating a culture that is authentic about its mission, and connection with the community.
The BBB inaugural Spark Award recipient for 2021 is JOBSHIFT. Sharlene Massie of Calgary founded JOBSHIFT in early 2020 in response to the wave of job losses that were occurring as the result of the pandemic. Since then she has helped Canadians across the country by offering a personalized online learning program that focuses on advancing job search skills.