HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (February 29, 2016) – Student teams and entrepreneurs, who are transforming lives through entrepreneurial action, were named 2016 Enactus Canada Regional Champions on February 26 in Halifax.

At the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Atlantic Canada, two champions were named for the Capital One Financial Education Challenge, Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge, Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge and the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge.

MP Andy Fillmore2016 Capital One Financial Education Challenge 

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Saint Mary’s University

2016 Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge 

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Saint Mary’s University

2016 Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge

  • Mount Allison
  • Saint Mary’s University

2016 TD Entrepreneurship Challenge 

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Saint Mary’s University

Post-secondary students who balance a full-time course load and a full-time business competed in the Student Entrepreneur National Competition, and two were named regional champions:

Two outstanding female students were also presented with the HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow awards for Atlantic Canada:

“Every year, our socially-conscious, entrepreneurial students amaze us by demonstrating their drive to succeed and their desire to give something back,” said Nicole Almond, President of Enactus Canada. “Seeing our community of business, academic and student leaders in action is inspirational and gives you hope for the future.”

The 2016 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Atlantic Canada is organized with financial support of $36,060 from the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Business Development Program.

“The Government of Canada recognizes the significant contributions young entrepreneurs are making to the continued growth of Atlantic Canada by creating jobs in their communities. We also understand how critical it is to provide them with the knowledge, resources and skills they need to succeed. I congratulate all the students on their successes so far and wish those heading to the national competition in May the very best,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Regional champions will move on to the national level of competition taking place May 2-4 at the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto, Ontario.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, this country’s largest student leadership development organization, is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,650 entrepreneurial postsecondary students led 288 community empowerment projects and business ventures this past year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

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Jody Lundrigan
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Enactus Canada
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