The 2017 Enactus Canada National Champion Team launched a social enterprise that increases food security in Canada’s far north.

(TORONTO) September 26, 2017 – Students from Memorial University of Newfoundland hope to reclaim their title of Enactus World Champion at the 2017 Enactus World Cup, with their social enterprise, Project Sucseed.

Held annually, the Enactus World Cup is the world’s largest entrepreneurial competition for social impact. University and college students from 36 countries compete for the Enactus World Cup by presenting their community empowerment initiatives on stage in front of an executive panel of judges and audience of 3,500 student, academic and business leaders.
Enactus is a 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.

“Canada is already known for being a world leader in so many ways,” says Nicole Almond, President of Enactus Canada. “What people may not realize is that our post-secondary students are celebrated global leaders when it comes to having an entrepreneurial mindset and establishing successful social enterprises, both at home and away.”

Enactus Memorial University of Newfoundland designed an inexpensive hydroponic unit to help individuals grow fresh food in their own homes. They also partnered with a local charity to provide at-risk youth with jobs manufacturing the units. They sell their hydroponic units to the general public and the profits go toward subsidizing food grown in the north.

In its second year of operation, Project Sucseed now serves more than 100 communities, employing more than 100 individuals as hydroponic farmers and generating more than $260,000 in revenue.

In addition to the three-day competition, the Enactus World Cup features a session on the UN Global Goals, innovation stations, a world cultural celebration, and an action-leader panel addressing the future of food and water sustainability. The final competitions are qualified from more than 72,000 students down to the National Champion teams from 36 countries.

The Enactus World Cup can be watched live at, and the full schedule is available at In addition to watching online, the event can be followed on social media @enactus_Canada, using the hashtag #EnactusWorldCup.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, 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 3,300 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 275 community empowerment projects and business ventures last 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

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Jennifer Falzon
Enactus Canada
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