Scotiabank donates $75,000 in Enactus project funding to support youth helping Syrian refugees transition to life in Canada
As Canada prepares to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees, Enactus Canada and Scotiabank are proud to partner to identify, create and deliver community initiatives that address the unique and immediate needs facing the Syrian refugee population as they transition to life in Canada.
Enactus is an international community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Last year alone, 67 Enactus teams on university and college campuses across Canada ran 288 community development projects.
Scotiabank, a long-standing program supporter, has now challenged the 2,659 Enactus students in Canada to offer local solutions to the needs and opportunities facing Syrian refugees. These solutions could include, but are not limited to, financial literacy workshops, employment and entrepreneurship training, access to education and language services, etc. It is a challenge Enactus students are ready to tackle.
“As a country, when we welcome newcomers to Canada, we carry a responsibility to support them through this transition,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “Enactus students work everyday to empower people and change individual lives through their community development programs, and we are proud to partner with Scotiabank to help Syrian refugees adapt to life in Canada and be part of the solution to a global crisis.”
With the support of Scotiabank, Enactus teams have the resources required to develop and implement community-based projects focused on supporting Syrian refugees. This partnership reinforces Enactus Canada and Scotiabank’s support of Syrian refugees thanks to the work of Enactus teams in communities across Canada.
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 post-secondary 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.