(TORONTO) May 12, 2021: Danielle Walker, from Okanagan College was named the 2022 Student Leader of the Year by Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and program partner, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd.

Danielle got her start with Enactus OC when she took over the team’s award-winning CANSave program.  Danielle saw an opportunity to improve the project by creating modules for students on the autism spectrum – an opportunity inspired by the struggles faced by her own son.  Danielle single-handedly created financial literacy learning opportunities for students experiencing learning barriers, that are now in place in schools across Canada. It was because of her project contributions that she was eventually awarded the President role of Enactus Okanagan College for the 2021/2022 academic year.

As a consequence of Daniele’s significant efforts, the Enactus OC team grew by 300 percent over the course of her tenure as President.  Additionally, she worked with new students to help reestablish team strength on the four campuses that Enactus OC serves.

The Student Leader of the Year award is designed to recognize the leader/president who has made the most outstanding contribution to their Enactus team, supporting and advancing the team’s success. The award announcement took place at the 2022 Enactus Canada National Exposition.

“As one of Canada’s most trusted and iconic brands, we build teams that dream big and work as one to deliver world-class customer experiences. Enactus is doing the same through their programming, and we are proud to recognize Danielle Walker for their achievements,” said Jason Blanchette, Vice President, Portfolio Strategy and Enterprise Planning, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. “The Student Leader of the Year award that we support through Enactus is an extension of our commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders in Canada.”

“Great leaders inspire meaningful results,” said Enactus Canada president, Nicole Almond. “Danielle Walker embraces all of the qualities we hope to inspire across our network and in the generations to follow. Congratulations!”

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.

For competition updates and results, visit nationals.enactus.ca.


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 232 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 21,000 lives.

As a global network of 35 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

ABOUT CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION: 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:
Jennifer Falzon
VP, Programs & Marketing
Enactus Canada
jen@enactus.ca | 416.315.2099