On behalf of the Enactus Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that after a comprehensive search, Allyson Hewitt will join Enactus Canada as the next President and CEO effective July 11, 2022.

Allyson joins Enactus Canada after serving as the Vice President, Impact at the MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) where she has assisted hundreds of social ventures to become economically sustainable and increase their social impact. She is also a sought-after educator, mentor and social venture competition judge. Allyson has also been a lecturer and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Conrad Centre at the University of Waterloo and was a member of the Dean’s Council at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University.

“Allyson brings a passion for social entrepreneurship and innovation to Enactus,” notes Franca Gucciardi, Chair of the Governance and Selection Committee “We are confident that her experience, energy and core values make her an exceptional choice to advance our mission.”

“I am thrilled to have Allyson join Enactus Canada as the new CEO and am sincerely grateful to the selection committee, Board of Directors and all stakeholders who were involved in the search,” states Nicole Almond, current President. “The skills, experience and network that Allyson brings to the table will no doubt help Enactus Canada reach new heights!”

“I am indeed honoured to have the opportunity to build on the amazing work of Enactus Canada and together, with our key stakeholders, determine how to best position Canadian students for global success”, states Allyson.  “It is my belief that purpose-driven entrepreneurs are the future of leadership and I’m so pleased to be able to play a role in helping realize that future.”

Allyson is keen to connect with all our stakeholders over the coming months, and to meet everyone in person at our National Exposition this September. We also hope to have the opportunity at the National Exposition to properly acknowledge Nicole’s outstanding leadership and long-standing commitment to Enactus Canada.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Allyson to the Enactus family,


Best regards,

Ian Aitken, M.S.C., CFA

Chair and Founder, Enactus Canada

President & CEO, Pembroke Private Wealth Management Ltd.