(TORONTO, ON) JANUARY 30, 2023: Canadian Western Bank (CWB) and Enactus Canada are excited to announce an expanded partnership, which will provide inclusivity training for post-secondary students across Canada and an Indigenous Fellowship Program, which will aim to grow the Enactus team presence in Indigenous communities, helping develop the next generation of Indigenous student leaders.

“This program inspires Canada’s next-gen business leaders to co-develop and jointly implement programming that works with Indigenous peoples to promote social and economic inclusion,” said Allyson Hewitt, President & CEO, Enactus Canada. “CWB’s focus on the unique financial needs of business owners, and belief that inclusion has power makes them the perfect partner to help us launch this program. We, at Enactus Canada, are thrilled to have Canadian Western Bank’s insights, expertise, and passion for a better world as a part of our Enactus community.”

Canadian Western Bank (CWB) has been a key partner of Enactus Canada since 2017, empowering students with insights, knowledge, and funding to develop and deliver projects that address specific and unique financial needs in their communities. Building on a foundation of positive change, the organization pivoted their partnership to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Launching this year, the CWB Inclusivity Training & Resources will provide inclusivity training to Enactus students from across the country, designed to provide and improve awareness, knowledge and skills.

The CWB Indigenous Fellowship Program will build capacity on campuses in Indigenous communities and support existing Enactus teams in their efforts to become more inclusive.

And finally, launching in Fall 2023, the CWB Inclusion Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams to deliver projects that promote the social and economic inclusion of Indigenous peoples and/or entrepreneurs.




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 188 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 30,000 lives.

As a global network of 33 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

Canadian Western Bank (CWB) is the only full-service bank in Canada with a strategic focus to meet the unique financial needs of small- and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Through our network of banking centres, business offices and mobile relationship teams, we help clients grow their businesses, manage their money, and realize their financial potential. Learn more at www.cwbank.com.


 Media inquiries:
Jennifer Falzon
Enactus Canada

Marcus Miller
Manager, External Communications
CWB Financial Group