(TORONTO) 15 May 2018: Memorial University of Newfoundland students are empowering transitioning Canadian Forces members through an entrepreneurial training program on four university campuses.

Enactus Memorial has been named the 2018 Capital One® Financial Education Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud supporter Capital One® Canada. The national competition took place at the 2018 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto.

Enactus Memorial has successfully operated Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur for 10 consecutive years and has provided 20 veterans with entrepreneurial training and businesses launched through the program have generated over $2M in revenue this year alone.

Congratulations to Enactus Memorial on winning the National Competition! By sharing their financial knowledge and skills with people in need, Enactus students open many opportunities for Canadians.” said Shane Holdaway, President of Capital One Canada. “At Capital One, we are focused on helping Canadians succeed with their finances. We use powerful analytics and user-centric technology to build products, services, and tools to help people be smarter with their money and fuel their future with possibilities.”

The Capital One® Financial Education Challenge is a national competition empowering post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that will educate Canadians on how to make informed and positive financial decisions that will ultimately improve their quality of life.  Since 2011, this challenge has engaged 7,840 students across the country, resulting in 744 financial education outreach projects, and directly impacting the financial futures 84,945 people.

“Financial literacy strengthens communities and empowers individuals to take control of their financial futures. Enactus Memorial has done an outstanding job making these skills available to veterans,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada President.

The 2018 Enactus Canada National Exposition unites 1,500 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 results throughout the event, please follow @Enactus_Canada on Twitter. All event results will also be published on enactus.ca/events/national-exposition.


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 3,300 post-secondary students led 275 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, positively impacting over 26,000 lives.

As a global network of 36 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 CAPITAL ONE: With offices in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Montreal, Capital One Canada has been offering Canadian consumers a range of competitive Mastercard credit cards since 1996. We challenge ourselves to deliver innovative products and services that help Canadians make informed decisions about their money so they can maximize their financial potential. Capital One Canada is a division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF). To learn more visit: www.capitalone.ca/enactus and follow us on Twitter @CapitalOneCA

Media inquiries:

Nicole Almond

Enactus Canada


(416) 702-2251