OAKVILLE, ON – December 9, 2021 – Family Enterprise Canada is proud to announce WCD as the Recipient of the 2021 Prairies Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA). This honour was celebrated virtually at the Prairies FEYA celebration on December 9, 2021.
Since 1952, WCD (formerly West Canadian Digital Imaging) has been a market leader in digital on-demand solutions for print and information. George Brookman, former CEO and current Chairman of WCD, saw a need to evolve the business from a traditional microfilm and reprographic service provider to a modern document management company.
WCD is a proud Calgary company with a strong commitment to the city’s future. The family business is deeply passionate about the community and the advancement of industry-based green initiatives.
With creativity and passion at the forefront of their work, WCD has made business personal for over 70 years. They continue to grow through leading-edge technology, a vast network of resources and an entrepreneurial spirit. Their innovative approach has allowed them to expand their reach to more than 25 customer locations across Canada.
In 2019, George decided to step back from his role as CEO. He appointed his daughter, Karen Brookman, as the new President and CEO, and her sister, Jennifer, as Vice-President of Marketing. Both Karen and Jennifer are committed to upholding the corporate culture of WCD.
About Family Enterprise of the Year Award
The Family Enterprise of Year Award (FEYA) was established in 1986 to celebrate and promote the achievements of Canadian business families and the considerable contribution they make to the economic and social fabric of both their local communities and Canada as a whole. Each year, business families across Canada are nominated and recognized at regional FEYA celebrations. Each regional recipient is then considered for the National Family Enterprise of the Year Award, chosen by a volunteer selection committee and presented at the National FEYA celebration.
FEYA is unique among business awards in Canada, as it does not only focus on traditional business metrics. Instead, the selection committee also looks at how well the family enterprise integrates best practices that benefit the business, the family and their communities. Having demonstrated significant capabilities in these regards, FEYA recipients are examples of excellence and are integral to Canada’s economic future.
About Family Enterprise Canada
Family Enterprise Canada is a national community, resource centre and learning hub for business families and certified Family Enterprise Advisors. We empower families with the resources needed to navigate challenges and embrace opportunities unique to working with loved ones.
A network built for belonging, our members connect, learn and grow through dynamic social and educational events, intimate peer-to-peer advisory groups, one-on-one mentorship, online and in-person learning experiences, and access to professionals that are specially trained in family business dynamics.
Here, we believe family businesses are essential to building a better tomorrow for Canada’s communities and economy. Our role? To foster their strength and success.