Jason Bellefleur of Bellefleur Physiotherapy Named as 2016 Ottawa Forty Under 40 Recipient

2016 Forty Under 40 Logo[Ottawa] April 22, 2016: The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal announced that Jason Bellefleur, President and Founder of Bellefleur Physiotherapy as a 2016 Forty Under 40 recipient, one of Ottawa’s most prestigious business awards recognizing accomplished and rising business leaders under the age of 40.

With almost 10 years in the Physiotherapy industry, Jason has moved up the career ladder since graduating from the University of Ottawa’s Physiotherapy program in 2006. From being a Staff Physiotherapist and moving up into a Clinical Manager position, before deciding that Orléans residents deserved a different type of Physiotherapy when he founded Bellefleur Physiotherapy nearly 3 years ago. With a focus on personalized one-on-one treatments in private treatment rooms and offering an excellent customer experience, Bellefleur Physiotherapy has built a reputation on professional excellence, being the clinic of choice for physiotherapy and being a sought after employer for Physiotherapists. With his brother Dave as a Vice-President, they have expanded their service offering outside of the clinic and into clients’ homes and have built a team totaling 5 Physiotherapists. Bellefleur Physiotherapy also gives back to the Orléans community and supports many local organizations. Jason has been sitting on the Board of Directors at the Orléans Chamber of Commerce for 4 years, and is currently the Chair of the organization. Bellefleur Physiotherapy has also been a strong supporter of many local community groups such as the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre, the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, the Rotary Club of Orléans and the Ottawa Arthritis Society to name a few.

The Forty Under 40 award has become the symbol of leadership, innovation, business acumen and community involvement in Ottawa, all of which enhances and validates our current and future business leaders.

The 2016 awards yet again saw an impressive number of people engaged in the nomination process. More than 260 applications were submitted, making the selection process even more grueling for a panel of seven independent judges.

This year’s recipients come from varied backgrounds ranging from craft brewing to aerospace, representing the diverse nature of the local business landscape.

“It’s great to see the recipients hailing from different industries and backgrounds” says Chamber President and CEO Ian Faris. “These young business leaders exemplify the enormous amount of talent we have in this city. Their pioneering nature and visionary thinking will generate economic benefits in the years ahead as we strive to become the centre of talent attraction and innovation.”  

“I’ve judged the award for 17 years. I found this year to be a mountain of work” said Michael Curran, Publisher of the Ottawa Business Journal. The number of recipients and, generally speaking, the across-the-board quality made it very difficult to pre-screen applicants. As evidence of that, we passed along more than 100 finalists to be judged by our seven-person committee. That’s never happened before.”

The new recipients will get together in late May at the Telfer Executive MBA facility for an afternoon of introductions and sharing.

On June 16, the recipients will be celebrated at a gala at the Hilton Lac-Leamy. The Forty Under 40 awards are co-hosted by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal. A special edition of the Ottawa Business Journal will feature the 2016 recipients.

Twitter users are encouraged to tweet their congratulations to the group using #OTT40.

Click here to view the 2016 Forty Under 40 recipients.


Bellefleur Physiotherapy offers patients in Ottawa exceptional care with a personalized treatment plan to suit your specific needs. If you are suffering from pain or have recently experienced an injury, our Ottawa Physiotherapists will ensure you get back to the activities you enjoy and love. Call us at (613) 424-7852 for an appointment today or email us at info@bellefleurphysio.com to book a consultation.

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