(TORONTO) 1 Jun 2020 – Paisley Nyberg, student at Concordia University, was named the 2020 Student Leader of the Year by Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and program partner, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd.

Under Paisley’s presidency, Enactus Concordia ran six projects, won four project accelerator grants, hosted three entrepreneurship workshops, two major events and earned a regional champion title in the youth empowerment category. She also turned her passion for teaching high school students financial literacy skills into Eduquo, a financial literacy project dedicated to redefining the status quo of financial literacy in Quebec by introducing real-world simulations, critical thinking and providing resources and tools to students. In just one year, Enactus Concordia successfully impacted over 20,000 individuals, thanks to her inspiring leadership.

The Student Leader of the Year is designed to recognize the Student Leader (President) who has made the most outstanding contribution to their Enactus team, supporting and advancing the team’s success. The award announcement took place through the 2020 Virtual Enactus Canada National Exposition.

“As one of Canada’s most trusted and iconic brands, we build teams that dream big and work as one to deliver world-class customer experiences. Enactus is doing the same through their programming, and we are proud to recognize Paisley for her achievements,” said Jason Blanchette, Vice President, Planning and Promotions, Canadian Tire Corporation. “The Student Leader of the Year award that we support through Enactus is an extension of our commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders in Canada.”

“At Enactus, our core mission is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders,” said Enactus Canada president, Nicole Almond. “Paisley Nyberg exemplifies the qualities we hope to inspire in our future leaders so we are proud to celebrate her achievements with this award.”

The Enactus Canada National Exposition unites 1,500 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.

For competition updates, visit enactus.ca. All event results will also be published on enactus.ca/events/national-exposition.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,400 post-secondary students led 267 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 50,000 lives.

As a global network of 37 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

ABOUT CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION: Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, (TSX: CTC.A) (TSX: CTC) or “CTC”, is a family of businesses that includes a Retail segment, a Financial Services division and CT REIT. Our retail business is led by Canadian Tire, which was founded in 1922 and provides Canadians with products for life in Canada across its Living, Playing, Fixing, Automotive and Seasonal & Gardening divisions. PartSource and Gas+ are key parts of the Canadian Tire network. The Retail segment also includes Mark’s, a leading source for casual and industrial wear; Pro Hockey Life, a hockey specialty store catering to elite players; SportChek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, Intersport and Atmosphere, which offer the best active wear brands; and Party City Canada, a leading, one-stop shopping destination for party supplies and seasonal celebrations. The more than 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets are supported and strengthened by CTC’s Financial Services division and the tens of thousands of people employed across Canada and around the world by the Company and its local dealers, franchisees and petroleum retailers. In addition, CTC owns and operates Helly Hansen, a leading global brand in sportswear and workwear based in Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.

Media Inquiries:
Jennifer Falzon
Vice President, Programs & Marketing
Enactus Canada
jen@enactus.ca | 416.304.1566 x222 | 416.315.2099

Canadian Tire Corporation
Jane Shaw