(TORONTO) May, 10 2022: A group of Enactus students from Concordia University launched Project Vive, a peer-to-peer awareness and events series aimed at spreading education, support and resources to combat mental health stigma.

Enactus Concordia University was awarded the Co-operators Youth Mental Wellness Project Accelerator Best Project award at the 2022 Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony.

Thanks to Project Vive, 830 youth are now aware of mental health issues and how to manage them.

“Congratulations to the Concordia University team for their dedication to supporting the mental wellness of Canadian youth, particularly now when we know young people are struggling as we emerge from the pandemic” says Chad Park, Vice-President Sustainability & Citizenship. “Through our partnership with Enactus, we aim to improve the mental well-being and resilience of Canadian youth, and are proud to support campus-based projects as part of the Youth Mental Wellness Project Accelerator. We celebrate the work of the eight teams across the country, whose projects have positively impacted more than 2,950 youth.”

The Co-operators Youth Mental Wellness Project Accelerator, launched in 2018, is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects that decrease the severity of mental health concerns reported by youth on post-secondary campuses, and/or increase their mental health resiliency.

The Enactus Canada National Exposition unites hundreds of 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 and results, visit nationals.enactus.ca.


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 3,000 post-secondary students led 232 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 21,000 lives.

As a global network of 35 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 Co-operators

Co-operators is a leading Canadian financial services co-operative, offering multi-line insurance and investment products, services, and personalized advice to help Canadians build their financial strength and security. The company has more than $61.5 billion in assets under administration. Co-operators has been providing trusted guidance to Canadians for the past 76 years. The organization is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. Achieving carbon neutral equivalency in 2020, the organization is committed to net-zero emissions in its operations and investments by 2040, and 2050, respectively. Co-operators is also ranked as a Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizen in Canada and is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Kincentric. For more information, please visit: www.cooperators.ca.

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Jennifer Falzon
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Enactus Canada
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