(TORONTO, ON) MAY 16, 2024:  A team of students from Saint Mary’s University has been named the 2024 Enactus National Champions by the country’s largest experiential learning platform, Enactus Canada, and a judging panel comprised of top Canadian CEOs, for their ability to enable social, environmental and economic impact through entrepreneurial action. 

Square Roots solves a two-part problem through eliminating food waste by selling seconds (imperfect) produce which would otherwise go to waste. We sell the produce to those with limited access to affordable food through community champions. 

“Congratulations to our National Champion team, Enactus Saint Mary’s University,” said Catherine Fowler, President & CEO of Enactus Canada. “Square is making a real difference in Nova Scotia. We cannot wait to see you represent Canada on the world stage at Enactus World Cup 2024 in Kazakhstan this fall!” 

Enactus Saint Mary’s University competed against 49other post-secondary institutions in two rounds of live presentation-based challenges, culminating in the Final Round of Competition, proudly presented by Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. Each team had 12 minutes to showcase how their entrepreneurial projects advance the social, economic, and environmental health of communities and use business innovation to change lives. 

Enactus Saint Mary’s University will now represent Canada at the global stage at the upcoming Enactus World Cup 2024 from October 2-4 in Astana, Kazakhstan. 

Every year, the Enactus Canada National Exposition unites hundreds of the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals, and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, collaboration, and celebration. 

For more information about the event, and competition 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 CANADIAN TIRE CQORPORATION: Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, (TSX: CTC.A) (TSX: CTC) or “CTC”, is a group of companies that includes a Retail segment, a Financial Services division and CT REIT. Our retail business is led by Canadian Tire, which was founded in 1922 and provides Canadians with products for life in Canada across its Living, Playing, Fixing, Automotive and Seasonal & Gardening divisions. Party City, PartSource and Gas+ are key parts of the Canadian Tire network. The Retail segment also includes Mark’s, a leading source for casual and industrial wear; Pro Hockey Life, a hockey specialty store catering to elite players; and SportChek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, Intersport and Atmosphere, which offer the best active wear brands. The more than 1,740 retail and gasoline outlets are supported and strengthened by CTC’s Financial Services division and the tens of thousands of people employed across Canada and around the world by CTC and its local dealers, franchisees and petroleum retailers. In addition, CTC owns and operates Helly Hansen, a leading global brand in sportswear and workwear based in Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca. 

Media Inquiries:
Mellanie Nimchand
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
Enactus Canada
mellanie@enactus.ca | 647.880.7114