Wealthsimple, OMERS, DMZ among Canadian FinTech Awards winners

Last night, the Digital Finance Institute brought together some of Canada’s top FinTech companies and investors for the Canadian FinTech Awards.

Kosta Peric, deputy director of financial services for the poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa were also among those making keynotes on a night meant to put the spotlight on Canada’s FinTech ecosystem.

The event, held in Toronto’s Fairmont hotel, recognized investors, startups, banks, and professional advisors with awards. Among the winners were Toronto-based Wealthsimple, which took the award for FinTech of the Year; OMERS Ventures, which took the award for Investor of the Year; and the DMZ, which took the award for Accelerator/Incubator of the Year.

CIBC, which has been working on notable partnerships with companies like Borrowell and Thinking Capital, took the award for Financial Institution Innovator of the Year.

The full list of winners include: