Awards and Accolades

Order of Vaughan 2021

Dr. Karine Rashkovsky Awarded Order of Vaughan

Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, Founder and Director of Brain Power, received the Order of Vaughan!

CSPN Leadership Awards 2019

Dr. Karine Rashkovsky Honoured at CSPN 2019!

Dr. Karine Rashkovsky was honoured at the Customer Service Professionals Network (CSPN) 2019 awards ceremony!

City MOGULS 2019

Dr. Karine Rashkovsky selected by City MOGULS!

Dr. Karine Rashkovsky was selected by City MOGULS 2019 as a leader and entrepreneur on a mission to make an impact!

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards 2019

Top 3 Nominee!

Brain Power deemed a top business in Vaughan for the second year in a row at the 2019 Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Awards!

Speaker's Idol 2019

Andy Gong Wins Third Place!

Andy Gong and Lauren Koek competed in Speaker's Idol 2019! Andy and Lauren were in the Top 5 in all of Ontario for the Grades 9-12 category, and Andy won third place in Ontario!

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards 2018

Top 3 Nominee - Top Young Entrepreneur Under 40

Brain Power's Founder & Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, was selected as one of Vaughan's three Top Entrepreneurs Under 40 for 2018!

ClimateWise Passion Into Practice Award

2018 Winner!

The award is presented to a business that has demonstrated a holistic, integrated approach to embedding sustainability principles throughout their own operations.

RBC Women of Influence Entrepreneur Award

Nominee - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Brain Power's Founder and Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, has been nominated several times by the Royal Bank of Canada’s Women Entrepreneur Awards.

Speakers Idol 2018

Sam Gorman and Cora Usurelu Win 1st and 2nd Place!

Two of Brain Power's Public Speaking students won top places in the 2018 Speakers Idol competition (in Ontario)! This year's contestants were asked to reflect on Simon Wiesenthal's statement that "Freedom of speech is not freedom to propagate hatred."

Speakers Idol 2017

Caroline Cui Wins 2nd Place!

In 2017, our Public Speaking student, Caroline Cui, placed second in the Speaker's Idol (provincial) competition! We are so proud of you, Caroline!

Order of Vaughan

Nominee 2016

In 2016, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, Founder and Director of Brain Power, was nominated for the Order of Vaughan. What an honour! Congratulations, Karine!

Notable Social Entrepreneur Award

Most Votes - 2016

In 2016, Brain Power's Founder and Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky was nominated (and received the highest number of votes) for the Notable Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award (in Ontario).

Canada Green Building Council

Honours Award - Envirosculpt Competition 2014

Brain Power won an honours award in the Canada Green Building Council Envirosculpt Competition for our "Re-Think" Upcycle Brain Sculpture. 

Stevie Awards

2013 Winner!

In 2013, Brain Power's Founder and Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, was awarded the Stevie Award for Canadian Female Entrepreneur of the Year and International Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Consumer Services. 

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