Ernst & Young accumulated the largest private collection that focuses on original Canadian prints. E&Y's collection has evolved over the past 50 years from its early origins as Clarkson Gordon, showcasing historical prints and maps, to a predominantly contemporary collection of national scope. They created the Great Canadian Printmaking Competition in 1994. In the past ten years, E&Y harboured appreciation for this challenging discipline and its significant contribution to visual arts. Due to their unique focus on one art practice, E&Y's strategy has brought them strength in their collection and generated a great interest from the public, clients and staff. David Richardson and Ed Phillip's expert direction established the collection to be one that is of great quality and curatorial rigour, thus creating a consistency that is rarely found in corporate collections. The original prints were very affordable and allowed E&Y to purchase great amounts, and to enrich their diverse selection of thousands of prints. Their collection is a brilliant example of a conservative corporate culture that enthusiastically supports a creative, artistic practice as a visible extension of the brand.