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Keeping up with the pandemic times: Canada’s Top 40 adapts on the fly to maintain program momentum

Submissions were in and interviews were already taking place to determine 2020’s Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 honourees when, on March 11 of last year, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Within days, provinces across Canada issued shelter-in-place directives and non-essential businesses and servicesclosed their doors to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of infection. “As we navigated those first few days of the pandemic and what the impact would be, the main focus was on the safety of family, friends and colleagues,” says Jeff Freeborough, managing partner, Toronto, executive search firm Caldwell Partners, founder of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. “These were exceptional circumstances and it would have been easy to push pause and not go forward with Top 40. But good news stories are important. As we learned about and better understood the severity of the pandemic, it quickly became clear having the program continue and celebrating leaders doing great things was even more important. The honourees could provide inspiration for all Canadians.”

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