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W. Brett Wilson

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

W. Brett Wilson is one of Calgary’s best-known businessmen and innovative philanthropists. Combining an entrepreneurial spirit with compassion for community, Brett has sought to inspire, engage, and lead the business community into seeing corporate social responsibility not as an obligation, but an opportunity. He has organized dozens of highly popular – and extremely successful – fundraising events that have not only raised awareness but also tens of millions for Canadian charities.

Respected for his principles and passion, Brett has received wide recognition for his business and philanthropic leadership. He has been singled out as Alberta’s Business Person of the Year, named Calgary’s Person of the Year, and recognized as a Nation Builder for his role in encouraging entrepreneurship, particularly among youth. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Royal Roads University. He has received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and is a Member of the Order of Canada.