Canadian Mortgage Awards 2023: The winners are in

Find out who came away with the top prizes at the star-studded event

Canadian Mortgage Awards 2023: The winners are in

After a memorable night in Toronto, the Canadian Mortgage Awards are in the books for another year, with the winners in each prestigious category revealed in front of a 650-strong audience.

Mortgage professionals from across the country converged on the downtown Westin Harbour Castle for the star-studded awards show, now in its 17th year, which saw some of the country’s leading names vie for top prizes.

With Excellence Awardees – the finalists across each of the 27 categories – having been named in February, overall winners were announced throughout the course of tonight’s glitzy ceremony.

Read on to find out who took the top honours in each category, with awards for brokers, brokerages, lenders, and overall industry achievements.

Canadian Mortgage Professional would like to thank award sponsors Avison Young, Canadian Mortgages Inc., CENTUM, Citadel Mortgages, CWB Optimum Mortgage, Community Trust, Equitable Bank, Home Trust, Scarlett, MCAN Home, and RFA for their support of this year’s event, as well as champagne sponsor CIMBC, photobooth sponsor HomeEquity Bank, and media partners BHBTV and the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association (CMBA).

We extend our thanks to everyone who made this year’s event one of the biggest and best yet – and to the winners, our congratulations!

Without further ado, the winners of this year’s Canadian Mortgage Awards:

The Scarlett Network Award for Digital Innovation in a Brokerage

Pineapple Financial

Lender BDM of the Year (Alternative Lending)

Natasha Alli - Excalibur, First National Financial LP

The Avison Young Award for Broker of the Year – Commercial

Peter Quinn - Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Lender BDM of the Year (Private Lending)

Laura Cruz - Canadian Mortgages Inc.

The Canadian Mortgages Inc. Award for Broker of the Year – Private Lending

Teresa Franciosa - Mission35 Mortgages

Lender BDM of the Year (Prime)

Tiffany Pedersen – Strive

Industry Service Provider of the Year


The MCAN Award for New Brokerage of the Year

TMG Black Capital | HALO Advisory

The Citadel Mortgages Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Mortgage Industry

Fiona Campbell – Manulife

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Alternative)

Nicole Roe - HomeEquity Bank

The Community Trust Award for Alternative Broker Specialist of the Year

Christine Xu - MoneyBroker Canada

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Private Lending)

Catalin Popa - Hillmount Capital

The Home Trust Award for Woman of Distinction

Kristy Maxwell - Verico Financial Group

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Prime)

Joanka Martinez - RFA Mortgage Corporation

The Centum Financial Award for Young Achiever of the Year

Charles-Antoine Boudreau – Planiprêt

Mortgage Industry Employer of Choice

TMG The Mortgage Group

The RFA Award for Excellence in Philanthropy & Community Service

Blue Pearl Mortgage Group

Broker of the Year (Regional - AB)

Collin Bruce - Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Mentors

Broker of the Year (Regional - Atlantic)

Scott Bentley - MCC Premiere Mortgage Centre

Broker of the Year (Regional - ON)

Dalia Barsoum - Streetwise Mortgages

Broker of the Year (Regional - BC)

Sharnjit Singh Gill - VERICO Superior Mortgage

Broker of the Year (Regional - Prairies)

Lisa Helfrick - Mortgage Intelligence

Broker of the Year (Regional - QC)

Ryan La Haye - Planiprêt

Brokerage of the Year (Fewer than 25 Employees)

CENTUM One Financial Group

The CWB Optimum Mortgage Award for Brokerage of the Year (25 Employees or More)

Sherwood Mortgage Group

The Equitable Bank Award for Canadian Broker of the Year

Dalia Barsoum - Streetwise Mortgages

National Broker Network of the Year

Mortgage Alliance

Stay tuned for all of CMP’s coverage in the coming weeks from a memorable night, including winner interviews, an event recap, and more, in both print and online – and make sure to subscribe to our free daily newsletter here.