Canadian Toy Association Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

October 19, 2023 | The Canadian Toy Association (CTA) will induct Jon Levy, founder of Mastermind, Paule Rancourt, managing director of KID Toy, and Kelly Woon, vice president of North American Sales for Funrise, into the CTA Hall of Fame on November 16, 2023.

The inductees were nominated and voted on by members of the CTA in honor and recognition of their remarkable impact on the industry. They will join a roster of 49 toy industry leaders who have been inducted into the Hall since it was established in 1995.

The toy community is invited to register to attend the CTA Hall of Fame Event, taking place November 16 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The evening will include a reception and a dinner, followed by ceremonies to induct Levy, Rancourt, and Woon into the Hall.

“It is an honor and privilege to help usher in three well deserved and respected individuals to this year’s Canadian Toy Association Hall of Fame” says Graeme Bissett, director of marketing at Makeship and chair of the CTA. “We look forward to celebrating their Canadian roots and outstanding global achievements in person on November 16, 2023.”

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CTA Hall of Fame Event details, including registration information and sponsorship opportunities, are available online.

Founded in 1932, the Canadian Toy Association (CTA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. The CTA leads the growth and health of the Canadian toy community as the authority on toys and the benefits of play. The Toy Association sustains the CTA, which provides enhanced value for active member companies across North America.