Feed Ontario congratulates our Executive Director, Carolyn Stewart, who has been honoured as a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2021.

Carolyn and her peers were selected from hundreds of nominees by a respected and independent Advisory Board, comprising 30 diverse leaders from across Canada. Four key criteria were assessed to select the recipients: Vision & Innovation, Leadership, Impact & Influence, and Social Responsibility.

Carolyn’s leadership of Feed Ontario during the COVID-19 emergency response ensured that food banks across the province were equipped to meet a surge in demand for emergency food support, while facing challenges with supply chains, volunteer numbers, and operational adaptations to maintain health guidelines.

Despite these challenges, under Carolyn’s leadership, Feed Ontario was able to scale up programs distributing more than 6 times the annual average of food, investing millions of dollars into food bank programming and capacity, and continuing to advocate for our province’s most vulnerable.

Congratulations Carolyn!


About Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® is an annual leadership award that recognizes exceptional achievement by 40 outstanding Canadians who are under the age of 40. The program is supported by several prominent organizations, all enthusiastically committed to Top 40’s success, including:

Founder and Managing Partner Caldwell

Presenting Partner PwC Canada

National Partner Gluskin Sheff

Media Partners BNN Bloomberg and National Post

Travel Partner Air Canada

Event Partner ergoCentric Seating Systems

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Founded in 1995 by Caldwell, Top 40 has recognized almost 1,000 outstanding Canadians and is the country’s most coveted award for young business and community leaders. Recipients have a remarkable track record of continuing achievement; Top 40 alumni now include hundreds of nationally and internationally prominent CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs in the private, public, and social economy sectors.