Co-Founder and CEO
Kids & Company
Victoria Sopik is Co-Founder and CEO of Kids & Company. Kids & Company offers working parents and their employers supportive child care solutions through over 60 locations in Canada and three in the United States, where the company is actively seeking to expand. Its proprietary curriculum includes pre-reading, art, fitness and movement, sign language, music, science, and structured and unstructured play. The company partners with many large corporations to provide work-life balance solutions through guaranteed flexible child care and other dependent care programs and services. Its mission includes improving some of the challenges that working parents must balance, making Kids & Company a cornerstone for numerous employee wellness strategies. The company now has over 1,500 employees.
Ms. Sopik has a long and distinguished career in the childcare industry with more than 20 years of experience. She has been honoured with the 2013 RBC Women Entrepreneur Of The Year Award – Momentum Category and the 2012 Canada’s Passion Capitalists award for Work Culture and Philosophy, and by inclusion in the WXN Top100 Most Powerful Women and by Profit and Chatelaine magazines in the W100 – Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.
Ms. Sopik is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and the International Women’s Forum . She studied Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario and is a recognized expert in the childcare field. Over the years, she has also developed successful long-term partnerships with numerous private and public organizations, and is active with several charitable organizations.