Student team earns 2013 national title for efforts to defeat the cycle of debt and financial burden

Mount Royal University - Genworth Financial Literacy Project FundTORONTO, ON (May 6, 2013) – Mount Royal University has been awarded the 2013 Genworth Financial Literacy Project Fund Best Project by national charitable organization Enactus Canada and proud supporter Genworth Canada. The award presentation took place at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition today in Toronto.

The Enactus team from Mount Royal University was victorious because of the impact they had on vulnerable women in their community.

The Mount Royal University project is was developed in partnership with a local non-profit that provided financial literacy and job skills to women who are victims of – or are at risk of – sexual exploitation. Through in-class workshops and one-on-one mentorship, this project has dramatically changed the lives of 15 women and their families.

“The Enactus program aligns perfectly with Genworth Canada’s commitment to promote financial literacy education”, says Linda Belanger, Community Relations Leader for Genworth Canada. “It was inspiring and encouraging to see the quality and creativity that stemmed from this year’s entries, each of which was presented with a high degree of passion and professionalism.”

The Genworth Financial Literacy Project Fund was designed to empower student teams with the skills and resources to strengthen the financial well-being of individuals and communities across Canada.

“Financial literacy is a growing issue across the country and we are proud to recognize the Enactus Mount Royal team for their work to empower vulnerable women in their community,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “With the support of corporate partners like Genworth Canada, our students are demonstrating how people can make a difference in the lives of Canadians.”

The Genworth Financial Literacy Project Fund Best Project was awarded at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition , where more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs came together to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

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


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 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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