TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 3, 2016): Memorial University of Newfoundland has been named the 2016 TD Entrepreneurship Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud supporter TD Bank Group. The national competition took place at the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto.

Enactus Memorial created a hydroponic system to address the overwhelming need for fresh affordable produce in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through Project Sucseed, Enactus Memorial impacted 134 people by implementing five hydroponic systems in Rigolet, Labrador, and five entrepreneurs are ready to harvest.

“TD is committed to creating unique opportunities for young people by investing in both local and national education programs,” says Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group.  “We’re proud to collaborate with Enactus Canada to provide opportunities for Canadian post-secondary students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and take on new challenges. This initiative supports the leaders of tomorrow affecting positive change in their communities and TD is thrilled to celebrate the achievements of [Memorial University of Newfoundland name] and the finalists.”

The TD Entrepreneurship Challenge is a national competition empowering post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that teach relevant entrepreneurship skills to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The Enactus team from Memorial University of Newfoundland embodied the values of entrepreneurship to win this challenge by changing the lives of people in isolated communities.

“The Enactus Memorial University of Newfoundland team embodies our global network’s purpose of enabling progress through entrepreneurial action,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “Their ability to empower and enhance the lives of others is changing Labrador and creating hope for the future.”

The 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition welcomed 1,500 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.

For news throughout the year and competition results during the event, please visit @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.


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 postsecondary 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

About TD Community Giving

TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2015, TD donated more than $92.5 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit

Media inquiries:

Jody Lundrigan
Enactus Canada
(416) 346-0131

Meghan Edwards
North Strategic (for Enactus Canada)
(416) 300-5720