(MONTREAL, QC) MAY 1, 2023 – Today, Enactus Canada, in partnership with Tourism Montreal, kicks off its 2023 National Exposition in Montreal, Quebec. The three-day event inspires and celebrates the impact university and college teams have driven across Canada over the past year. 

“The National Exposition is a platform for Canada’s next-gen leaders to showcase the impact they’re creating in their communities.” says Allyson Hewitt, Enactus Canada President & CEO. “This past year, our network of Enactus students directly impacted the lives of 30,000 people. They truly are the champions for positive change in our country.” 

The Enactus National Exposition provides a platform for Enactus teams to showcase the economic, social and environmental impact they have achieved this year through their community-based projects. Panels of business executives will serve as judges to help determine this year’s National Champion team. 

This is the first year the Enactus Canada National Exposition will take place in Montreal. It all begins with the Opening Round of Competition, where teams will compete for one of 16 spots in our Semi-Final Round of Competition, taking place the following day. From those 16 teams, the top four will advance to our Final Round of Competition, compete for the National Champion title and earn the opportunity to represent Canada at the Enactus World Cup in the Netherlands this October. 

In addition to the team-based competition, 12 Student Entrepreneur Finalists will be vying for the chance to be named Student Entrepreneur National Champion and win $10,000 for their business.  

Here is a high-level overview of what’s happening at the event. 

  • May 1 at 5:00pm – Opening Ceremony 
  • May 2 at 9:00am – Opening Round of Competition, proudly presented by Desjardins 
  • May 2 at 1:00pm – Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge – Final Round of Competition 
  • May 2 at 1:00pm – TD Entrepreneurship Challenge – Final Round of Competition 
  • May 2 at 5:00pm – Student Entrepreneur National Competition, proudly presented by HSBC Bank Canada
  • May 3 at 8:30am – Semi-Final Round of Competition, proudly presented by Alterna Savings 
  • May 3 at 2:00pm – Final Round of Competition, proudly presented by Canadian Tire Corporation 
  • May 3 at 4:15pm – Awards Ceremony 

To see the full event itinerary, competition updates, and results, visit enactus.ca/events/national-exposition/  

Annually, the Enactus Canada National Exposition 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. 


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and 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 3,000 post-secondary students led 188 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting 30,000 lives.  

As a global network of 33 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

Media Inquiries:
Tyler Maddigan
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Enactus Canada
tyler@enactus.ca | 709.725.8931