NATIONAL EXPOSITION

 

About the National Exposition

Annually, the Enactus Canada National Exposition brings together student, academic and industry leaders from across the country to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s future leaders and entrepreneurs.

 

Over the course of the three-day event, students showcase how their community outreach projects and business ventures are enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Through rounds of live, presentation-based competition, business leaders serving as judges determine which Enactus team and student entrepreneur will be named National Champions and represent Canada on the global stage.

The competitive process, along with additional programming, provides an opportunity for collaboration and best practices sharing, fosters innovation, encourages results and rewards excellence in entrepreneurial, community leadership.

2024 ITINERARY & TEAM DEADLINES

April 2, 2024
Hotel Booking Deadline – Book Now
Team Registration Deadline – Team Registration // Inscription d’Équipe

April 12, 2024
Individual Registration Deadline – Individual Registration // Inscription Individuelle

DAY ONE – May 14, 2024

Time Event
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration
10:00 am – 11:00 am Impact Challenge Tech Checks
11:00 am – 11:30 am Impact Challenge League Coordinator Training
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Impact Challenges Final Round of Competition
Judge Luncheon & Training
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Canadian Tire Environmental Sustainability Challenge
Final Round of Competition
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Desjardins Youth Empowerment Challenge
Final Round of Competition
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm TD Entrepreneurship Challenge
Final Round of Competition
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Innovation and Impact Challenge, powered by Enactus Alumni
Final Round of Competition
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Faculty Advisor Meeting / Reception
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mental Health Ambassador Meeting
Proudly presented by Co-operators
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Student Leader Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Ceremony
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Enactus Opening Round of Competition Tech Checks

 

DAY TWO – May 15, 2024

Time Event
7:30 am – 8:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am League Coordinator Registration & Training
8:00 am – 9:00 am Enactus Opening Round of Competition Judge Breakfast & Training
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Networking Lounge
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Enactus Opening Round of Competition
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Mental Wellness Zone, proudly presented by Co-operators
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Enactus Career Fair
1:30 am – 2:00 pm Student Entrepreneur National Competition
Final Round of Competition Tech Checks
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Leadership Forum (ft Women’s Leadership)
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm #EnactusCareers Workplace Readiness Forum, proudly presented by RBC Foundation
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Student Entrepreneur National Competition
Final Round of Competition
Judge Training
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Student Entrepreneur National Competition
Final Round of Competition
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Awards Ceremony

 

DAY THREE – May 16, 2024

Time Event
7:00 am – 6:30 pm Registration
7:15 am – 7:45 am Semi-Final Round of Competition League Coordinator Training
7:30 am – 8:00 am Enactus Semi-Final Round of Competition Tech Checks
7:30 am – 8:30 am Enactus Semi-Final Round of Competition
Judge Breakfast & Training
Proudly presented by Alterna Savings
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Networking Lounge
8:30 am – 11:30 am Enactus Semi-Final Round of Competition, proudly presented by Alterna Savings
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Enactus Final Round of Competition Tech Checks
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Enactus Final Round of Competition Judge Training, proudly presented by Canadian Tire Corporation
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Finalist Announcement
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Enactus Final Round of Competition, proudly presented by Canadian Tire Corporation
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception of Champions
Proudly presented by Desjardins
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Alumni Social
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chairman’s Dinner

Enactus Canada National Exposition – Central Canada
Date: May 14-16, 2024

Venue Information
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building
Address: 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Phone: (416) 585-8000

Hotel Booking Information
InterContinental Toronto Centre
Booking Deadline: April 2, 2024
Enactus Room Rate: $295/night
Link: https://book.passkey.com/gt/219515112?gtid=c9ac584b718c6aecdb755b1d8f3f2d8f

Hotel Parking Information
On-site parking:
The hotel offers valet parking for a charge of $55 CAD + tax. The parking garage height allowance is 6’3″

Off-site parking:
The entrance to the hotel parking lot is located on the west-side of Simcoe Street, just south of Front Street

Venue Parking Information (Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building)
222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto ON M5V 3L9.
Parking rates are as follows:

  • 1/2 hr or less: $5.00
  • 1/2 hr to 1 hr: $10.00
  • 1 hr to 1.5 hrs: $15.00
  • 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs: $20.00
  • 2 hrs to 2.5 hrs: $25.00
  • 2.5 hrs to 3.0 hrs: $30.00
  • Day Maximum (over 2.5 hrs): $30.00

Information regarding the Enactus Canada National Competition can be found here.

Information regarding the Final Round of Competition for the Impact Challenges can be found here.

 

Student Entrepreneur National Competition

NATIONAL CHAMPION – Arielle Lok, student at McGill University and Owner of Peko Produce
National Runner-Up – Brownwyn Bridges, student at Memorial University of Newfoundland and owner of PragmaClin

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Enactus National Competition

Final Round Results

NATIONAL CHAMPION – Wilfrid Laurier University
National Runner-Up – Okanagan College
National Finalist – University of Ottawa
National Finalist – Saint Mary’s University

Semi-Final Round Results

League A
Finalist – Toronto Metropolitan University
Wild Card – University of the Fraser Valley

League B
Finalist – University of Ottawa
Wild Card – St. Clair College

League C
Finalist – Okanagan College
Wild Card – Saint Mary’s University

League D
Finalist – Wilfrid Laurier University
Wild Card – University of British Columbia – Vancouver

Opening Round Results

League A
Runner-Up – University of Calgary
Semi-Finalist 1 – Mount Allison University
Semi-Finalist 2 – Saint Mary’s University

League B
Runner-Up – University of Regina
Semi-Finalist 1 – University of Ottawa
Semi-Finalist 2 – University of the Fraser Valley

League C
Runner-Up – Western University
Semi-Finalist 1 – Toronto Metropolitan University
Semi-Finalist 2 – Universite de Sherbrooke

League D
Runner-Up – SAIT
Semi-Finalist 1 – Okanagan College
Semi-Finalist 2 – Saint Clair College

League E
Runner-Up – Georgian College
Semi-Finalist 1 – Lambton College
Semi-Finalist 2 – Wilfrid Laurier University

League F
Runner-Up – Concordia University
Semi-Finalist 1 – Fleming College
Semi-Finalist 2 – Loyalist College

League G
Runner-Up – Durham College
Semi-Finalist 1 – Capilano University
Semi-Finalist 2 – University of British Columbia – Vancouver

League H
Runner-Up – George Brown College
Semi-Finalist 1 – Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany
Semi-Finalist 2 – University of Alberta

League I
Runner-Up – Ontario Tech University
Semi-Finalist 1 – Memorial University of Newfoundland
Semi-Finalist 2 – University of Saskatchewan

League J
Runner-Up – Nova Scotia Community College – Strait Area
Semi-Finalist 1 – Dalhousie University
Semi-Finalist 2 – University of Windsor

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National Challenge Results

Scotiabank Climate Change Challenge
National Champion – Saint Mary’s University
National Runner-Up – Fleming College
National Second Runner-Up – University of Ottawa

TD Entrepreneurship Challenge
National Champion – Saint Mary’s University
National Runner-Up – Fleming College
National Second Runner-Up – Dalhousie University

 

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Project Accelerator Results

Hazelview Sustainable Cities Project Accelerator
 
HSBC Entrepreneurship Project Accelerator
 
Jeanne Sauvé Global Project Accelerator
 
PC Financial Resilience Project Accelerator
 
RBC Future Launch Project Accelerator
 
Scotiabank Climate Action Project Accelerator

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HSBC Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Awards

HSBC Woman Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year – MacKenna Lenarcic, Okanagan College

Finalist – Kirsten Lawrence, Acadia University
Finalist – Zaira Gala Borj, Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany
Finalist –
Madison Mack, Dalhousie University
Finalist –
Kayla Arthur, SAIT
Finalist –
Lydia Lee, Saint Mary’s University
Finalist –
Morgan Gordon, Lakehead University
Finalist –
Freshta Khidri, NAIT
Finalist –
Anjana Balachandran, University of Ottawa
Finalist –
Gabrielle Plourde, HEC Montreal 

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Individual Awards

Student Leader of the Year, proudly presented by Canadian Tire Corporation – Alexander Smith, Wilfrid Laurier University
Project Leader of the Year – Camila Rafela Flores-Dias, University of Toronto – Mississauga
Rookie Faculty Advisor of the Year – Natasha Mrkic-Subotic, Capilano University
Enactus Team Advisor of the Year – Peter Boyd, advisor to Okanagan College, and representative of Loblaw Companies Limited
Brand Champion Award – Okanagan College
Tech of the Year Award – Janany Jayanthan, Toronto Metropolitan Unviersity
Collaboration Award – Loyalist College, Georgian College
Community Engagement Award – Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany
Student Engagement Award – St. Thomas University
Campus Administration of the Year – Georgian College
Alumni of the Year, proudly presented by The John Dobson Foundation – Nicole St. Pierre, Georgian College
Champion of Enactus – Diane Sauve, John Sauve Foundation
Champion of Enactus – Lynn Oldfield, AIG
John Dobson Enactus Fellow of the Year – Raymond Yip Choy, Fleming College

 

 

 

2024 Judge Training Resources are coming soon.

Nationals Exposition FAQ 

General Questions 

Do we need to win at Regionals to compete at Nationals?

  • No, you do not need to win or compete at Regionals to compete at Nationals.
  • The team can compete under the National Competition.

Is there a team audit (pre-screening) prior to Nationals?

  • Yes, you must book a meeting with your Program Manager between the dates of April 17 – 21 to go over your script, presentation drafts, and the metrics within your Final Reports submitted on team.enactus.ca.
  • The pre-screening meetings are mandatory to compete, and meeting times are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Do we need to submit our presentation before the event?

  • No, there is no requirement to submit your presentation before the event.
  • However, you are required to book a meeting with your Enactus Canada Program Manager before the event to go over your team’s scripts and presentations.

Can teams watch other presentations?

  • Yes, but each presentation room has limited capacity. Seats are a first come first serve basis.

What do we need to bring for our presentation?

  • Projector (s)
  • Cables for the projector/laptop (HDMI, etc.)
  • Laptop(s)
  • If you have a MacBook, we recommend bringing a Windows laptop as a backup.
  • USB/Hard Drive with the presentation saved as a backup.
  • Speaker (optional)
  • Printed copies of your Annual Report for judges. Your Enactus Canada Program Manager will tell you how many copies to bring.
  • 1 Signed and printed Project Verification Form to provide to Enactus Canada upon registration.
  • Note: Your team is required to submit 1 printed Annual Report and 1 Project Verification Form upon registering BEFORE the Opening Ceremony. Your team cannot compete unless these documents are received and meet the requirements.

Please note: Enactus Canada will provide a Power Bar, a table with 2 chairs, and a screen. The competition rule for the Enactus team to bring their own projector is mandated by Enactus Global and reduces the audio-visual costs that Enactus Canada incurs from the venue.

Can we share a projector with another team?

  • We would not recommend relying on 1 projector shared between 2 teams. There will be multiple leagues with presentations occurring at the same time, and you will not find out your league or your presentation time until the Opening Ceremony.

How many presenters can we have?

  • There is no maximum number of presenters, however, we would recommend having no more than 2-5. For the Final Round of Competition, only 5 microphones will be provided.

Can you have additional team members go up and answer questions during the Q&A period?

  • Yes, you can have additional Enactus team members standing with the presenters to help answer questions.
  • There is no maximum on the number of students who can be present for the Q&A.

Will there be microphones provided during the presentation and Q&A?

  • No, there will be no microphones for the TD Entrepreneurship and Scotiabank Climate Action National Challenges, the Opening and the Semi-Final Rounds of the National Competition.
  • For the Final Round of the National Competition, there will be 5 microphones provided as the presentations will be done on stage. If there are more than 5 presenters, they will have to share the 5 microphones.

Can we bring items/prototypes/products to our presentation?

  • Yes, but the judges cannot touch or keep them. You are welcome to bring them up with you when you present.

Can we bring our own timer?

  • Yes, if it does not disturb the judges and our own timer.
  • You can use different sheets as signals to go faster or slower, or as a time warning.

Can we talk to the judges during the 3-minute technology set-up period?

  • The purpose of this time is for you to distribute your challenge/annual reports and check that your presentation file works, the audio is clear, and that you can project your voice in the room. You should not be speaking with the judges as they will be using this time to review your Challenge Report.
  • We recommend handing out your challenge/annual reports, testing your presentation, including audio levels, and then standing in your presentation spots for the remainder of the setup period.  When you are testing your voice projections, you are not allowed to talk about your projects.

What is the time period we have to use when reporting metrics in our presentations and Challenge Report?

  • Impact metrics must be from May 1, 2022 to May 1, 2023 and updated on team.enactus.ca

How do I submit our Project Verification Form?

  • You must submit a Project Verification Form signed by your Team Leader, Faculty Advisor, and School Administrator in the following form:
  • Soft copy to your Program Manager before the event OR
  • Hard Copy at the Registration Desk prior to Opening Ceremony

When will the National Topic Challenges and National Competition presentation times and tech checks be announced?

  • They will be announced during the Opening Ceremony and then shared via social media after the ceremony.

The registration deadline has passed but one of our team members forgot to register themselves, can they still attend?

  • Please contact your Program Manager as soon as possible.

Can our team members attend the Alumni Social after the awards ceremony?

  • This event is specifically for graduating students and alumni of Enactus.

What is the dress code for the event?

  • Team gear (Enactus t-shirts/sweaters) is acceptable on Monday, May 1st for the Opening Ceremony.
  • Business attire is required on both May 2nd and May 3rd .

How do I learn more about the Leadership Summit and what is required?

Can we hand in a Team-Bio?

  • The Team Bio should be a maximum of five single sheets of 8½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print on both sides of each sheet OR ten single sheets of 8½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print on only one side of each sheet. The Team Bio may not be placed inside the Annual Report, and it must be distributed to judges as a separate document.

 

National Competition Questions 

How long are presentations at the National Competition?

  • 3-minute setup period, 12-minute presentation, 5-minute Q&A
  • There will also be a 5-minute tech check on Tuesday morning, May 2nd for all competing teams. Your tech check time will be provided at the Opening Ceremony.
  • Note: If your presentation is less than 12 minutes in length, any extra time will NOT be added to your Q&A time.

Do we need to submit anything for the National Competition?

  • Yes, the team must submit a digital copy of your annual report that reflects the team’s effort, results and achievements to your Program Manager.
  • In addition, a Project Verification Form needs to be submitted to your Program Manager as a soft-copy or a hard-copy to the Registration Desk prior to the Opening Ceremony on Monday, May 1st.

If we move up to Semi-Finals and then to Final Rounds in the National Competition, do we need to present again?

  • Yes, we will announce on Tuesday, May 2nd which teams will move on to the Semi-Finals. On Wednesday, May 3rd, they will present in the morning and right after, we will announce the Final Round teams.
  • These Final Round teams will present in the order they draw during the Finalists Announcement.
  • The winner of the National Competition will represent Team Canada in the Enactus World Cup in October 2023 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

What does an Annual Report look like?

  • Annual Report is an overview of the team’s efforts, results and achievements. They need to be displayed in any one of the following 3 formats:
  • Four single sheets of 8 ½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print only on one side of each sheet.
  • Two single sheets of 8 ½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print on both sides of each sheet.
  • One sheet of 11” X 17” or A3 size paper with print on both sides.
  • Only metrics included in your teams Final Reporting on team.enactus.ca can be included in your Annual Report. Number of students and volunteer hours included must also match the records on team.enactus.ca.
  • Required number of copies to print for each round:
  • Opening Round – 13 copies
  • Semi-Final Round – 13 copies
  • Final Round – 75 copies

Please note: You are not required to print copies of your annual report for each round of competition in advance. However, there is extremely limited time between each round to print out additional Annual Reports. The Semi-Finalists will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on May 2nd, ending at 8pm. The Semi-Final Round of Competition begins the following morning at 8:30am. You will not have time to print additional annual reports between the Finalist announcement and the Final Round of Competition as you will present immediately following the announcement. Please check the 2023 Itinerary tab for the competition times.

Do the presenters have to hand out the Annual Reports to judges?

  • No, you can have anyone from your team hand out the Annual Reports to the judges during the 3-minute set-up period.

 

National Topic Challenge Competition Questions 

(TD Entrepreneurship Challenge & Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge)

Who competes in the TD Entrepreneurship and Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge?

  • The Regional Champions from each league of the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge and Scotiabank Climate Action will compete in this competition.

How long are presentations in the TD Entrepreneurship and Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge?

  • It will be the same as Regionals; 3-minute setup, 5-minute presentation, 3-minute Q&A.
  • There will also be a 5-minute tech check on Tuesday morning, May 2nd for all Regional League Champions. Your tech check time will be provided at the Opening Ceremony.
  • Note: If your presentation is less than 5 minutes in length, any extra time will be added to your Q&A time.

What are Challenge Reports and what is the format of the report?

  • The Challenge Report is the written document that judges will be reviewing during your 3-minute setup period.
  • You must use the templates provided to complete the reports. You can find the Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge Report here and the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge Report here.
  • You cannot change the size of the provided boxes, margins, or orientation of the template.
  • You can use any font and add anything you would like inside the boxes provided (images, logos, etc).
  • You cannot delete metrics that are on the template but can add additional metrics in the “Impact” box.
  • Required number of copies is 17 per Topic Challenge.
  • 1 printed copy of your Challenge Report for each Challenge your team is competing in must be submitted at the Registration Desk prior to the Opening Ceremony.

Do the presenters have to hand out the Challenge Reports to judges?

  • No, you can have anyone from your team hand out the Challenge Reports to the judges during the 3-minute set-up period.