(TORONTO, ON) May 14, 2024 – Students on the Enactus Nova Scotia Community College team created Happiness Now to empower Tanzanian women living in poverty to develop new and existing businesses and earn a living wage. This is done through education, mentorship, and entrepreneurship. They have also provided safe and clean drinking water to the community by providing them Nano-filter kiosks which helped employed two women and reduced single-use plastic in Tanzania. 

Their efforts were recognized today at the 2024 Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony, where the Enactus Nova Scotia Community College – Pictou team won the Jeanne Sauvé Global Project Accelerator Best Project award for Happiness Now. 

“Congratulations to the students at Nova Scotia Community College for their innovative project and the incredible impact they have achieved both locally and abroad through their collaborative efforts!” says Diane Sauvé, President, The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation.   

The Jeanne Sauvé Global Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to modify or expand existing projects to have an impact outside of Canada, in partnership with an Enactus team in another country. 

The Enactus Canada National Exposition is an annual three-day event that unites hundreds of delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education. 

For more information about the event, competition updates, and results, visit enactus.ca/events/national-exposition 

ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: 

Enactus Canada is a registered Canadian charity providing programs to inspire post-secondary students to initiate and operate socially and environmentally positive enterprises. Currently, more than 2000 students on 75 campuses across Canada are engaged in Enactus projects dedicated to improving the quality life for people in their communities, across Canada and around the world.   

For more information, visit enactus.ca. 

ABOUT JEANNE SAUVE:  

Jeanne Sauvé made history when, in 1984, she became Canada’s first female Governor General, the representative Head of State for Canada and Commander-in-Chief. She was the 23rd Governor General and the sixth Canadian to hold the vice-regal office. As the three primary themes of her mandate, she chose national unity, peace and youth and advocated tirelessly on these issues throughout the course of her vice-regal duties. During her tenure Madame Sauvé traveled extensively throughout all regions of the country meeting and talking with Canadians; she served as patron to numerous national non-governmental organizations; undertook state visits to foreign countries; received thousands of Canadians at functions at her official residence, Rideau Hall; and through hundreds of speeches and events, celebrated all that is essentially worthy and noble across the nation. As the end of her tenure drew near, Madame Sauvé established a Foundation which would foster similar leadership opportunities for young people and establish networks of national and international association for generations to come. For more information, visit: https://jeannesauve.org/about/jeanne-sauve-biography. 

Media Inquiries:
Mellanie Nimchand
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
Enactus Canada
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