After a two-year-long hiatus from in-person events and gatherings, the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) is excitedly gearing up to present the PPPC Awards 2022, including awards for PPPC’s top suppliers, MLRs and distributors of 2021. There’s no better way to come #TogetherAgain than an in-person awards ceremony with the PPPC Awards on September 14, 2022, in Toronto. 

Held every year, the PPPC Awards is an initiative to recognize and honour the outstanding accomplishments of our professionals, their companies and their products. This is the time to recognize the pinnacle of exceptional work done in the Canadian promotional products industry. 

The PPPC Awards recognizes members that deliver the best promotional products and services over the year for every season, supporting and delivering to the needs and requirements of their clients. A longstanding tradition for us! There are opportunities for everyone to be recognized. PPPC Award trophies will be presented to the top supplier, MLR, distributor member companies and staff who showed excellence over the last year. These companies and teams have been voted best of the year in their category by their peers and business associates across the PPPC membership.

We are proud to present awards to members who submit their products for these peer-judged awards. There are many categories that cover products and promotions for all sorts of clients, and many for internal use as well. These prestigious awards are coveted among our members, and the competition is always stiff! 

As the name suggests, these are awards for our supplier and distributor members voted best in the business by their peers and business associate PPPC members. Distributors vote for suppliers in the following categories:

  • Small Supplier
  • Medium Supplier
  • Large Supplier
  • Sales Representatives
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Multi-line Agency East
  • Multi-line Agency Central
  • Multi-line Agency West

Suppliers and Multi-line agencies vote for Distributors for the following categories: 

  • National Distributor
  • Large Distributor
  • Medium Distributor East
  • Medium Distributor Central
  • Medium Distributor West
  • Small Distributor East
  • Small Distributor Central
  • Small Distributor West

Established in 2008, the Humanitarian Awards are presented to individuals demonstrating the spirit of humanity through volunteer work, advocacy, leadership, and philanthropic work in their community or around the world. Members are nominated by someone from within their organization for these awards. 

This award recognizes members whose contributions to the industry, profession, and service to the association have been significant, substantial, long-standing and monumental. Outstanding contributions to the promotional products industry in Canada and the community include but are not limited to:

  • Association Involvement
  • Personal/Community Involvement and Achievements
  • Company Affiliations
  • Other Contributing Factors

This year the PPPC Awards are returning to in-person celebrations at our National Convention (NATCON 2022) in Toronto on September 14, 2022. Join us in celebrating those who shined in 2021. Come network, socialize and celebrate the Promotional Products Community of Canada. For more details, reach out to Poonam Chopra at   

Poonam Chopra is a communications specialist at Promotional Product Professionals of Canada.