ntroster.l244Nicole Troster is a Director of Provincial Affairs with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in Ontario. In this capacity, she conducts policy research, analysis and advocates on behalf of small businesses on issues that concern: government finances, workers’ compensation, labour policy, regulation, infrastructure and municipal affairs.

Prior to joining CFIB in 2010, Nicole was the National Program Manager at the ADR Institute of Canada. She also served as a Performance Auditor intern at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and worked as a Senior Program Assistant at Ryerson University.

Nicole graduated with a bilingual Master of Public and International Affairs from Glendon College, York University. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Business Management and minors in Law and International Business from Ryerson University.

Fluent in English, French and Portuguese, Nicole enjoys exploring and experiencing the different cultures Toronto has to offer.



Introducing the
#SocialforGood Do-Gooders Awards Ceremony May 26, 2015


Calling all entrepreneurs – for profit and not for profit:  Are you helping others through your business? Whether you are donating a percentage of profits to charity or have solved a social problem with your business we would love you to inspire others by sharing your story when you apply for the #SocialforGood Award. 

#SocialforGood Award Semi-Finalists (chosen after application – semi finalists will be announced May 1, 2015) will win: 

#SocialforGood Award Winner will Receive:



Selection Process:

Nominations will be evaluated with the following considerations in mind:

1. Social engagement – both online and within their networks and community at large

2. Scalability of the project or organization

3. Creativity and impact of business, their cause, community and/or world at large.

1 ticket to the conference is provided to semi finalists. All expenses are the responsibility of the nominee and nominator. Applications will be selected by a panel of judges (to be posted soon).


Two ways to apply:

1. Nominate an amazing women making a difference

2. Apply yourself as a women business owner