Published March 13, 2023 at 11:08 AM
From empowering women entrepreneurs to improving the lives of farmers, colleges and universities are making a measurable difference across Canadian communities.
Students from five Ontario universities and colleges, including Durham College, presented their community-based projects at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition March 9-10 in Mississauga.
“The Enactus Canada Regional Exposition recognizes and celebrates the social innovations that the next generation of leaders in central Canada are using to improve the social, economic and environmental health of Canada.” Post-Secondary Education The country’s largest experiential learning platform for students. “This was his first in-person community exposition in Mississauga in over two years, and the Enactus students did not disappoint. Our impact is growing year by year.”
Two teams competed in the two-day event, where student teams presented the impact of their projects to a panel of business executives who served as judges. Durham College is TD Entrepreneurship Challengeis a national competition that enables post-secondary students to offer projects that teach entrepreneurial skills to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 2007, the initiative has realized over 2,500 of his entrepreneurial projects, started nearly 4,500 businesses, and directly impacted the lives of over 23,000 entrepreneurs.
- The Enactus Team Durham UniversityLaunched Project Founders Drive. It helps student entrepreneurs realize their dreams of starting a successful business through a series of podcasts and business opportunities. The team created 18 jobs, helped the young start his 7 businesses, and founded 780 people through collaborations with RBC Future Launch, Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada, and the Venture Development Institute It touched the family spirit.
- Toronto Metropolitan UniversityStudents created The Shepreneur Project, an international female entrepreneurship bootcamp that helps address the needs of vulnerable women who are often overlooked as successful entrepreneurs. Bootcamps teach the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, including financial literacy, customer acquisition, and marketing. In 2022, the team helped start 35 businesses, exposed 200 people to entrepreneurship, and helped 67 entrepreneurs improve their businesses.
- enactus Fleming Collegeestablished Paddy Waste to Income to help farmers in Punjab and Uttarakhand, India turn their paddy field waste into opportunity. When traditionally burned (causing air pollution and his GHG emissions), this paddy waste turns into feed for cattle, protects crops and provides bedding for dairy farms. This year alone, Enactus Fleming College has helped her 21 entrepreneurs repurpose their waste.
of Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge Guiding post-secondary students to take action to address climate change and its impacts, and empowering others. His three regional champions of this competition are Wilfred Laurier University Fleming College and the University of Ottawa.
All regional champions will compete in the national competition May 1-3 at the 2023 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Montreal.
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