(TORONTO) May 10, 2022: Students from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) were recognized today at the 2022 Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony, where they won the title, Scotiabank Climate Action Project Accelerator Best Project, for Somi

Somi is a personal care brand focused on providing natural and sustainable cosmetic products. Their collection of shampoo, conditioner and body wash bars are also produced without the use of water and or palm oil. This year, the team generated over $14,000 in sales, eliminating the need for 3,040 plastic bottles, and diverting 64kg of waste.

“It is truly inspiring to see the ideas and innovations presented by the students participating in the Scotiabank Climate Action Project Accelerator,” said Maria Saros, Vice President and Global Head Social Impact at Scotiabank. “Their efforts demonstrate a determination to help tackle the impacts of climate change by transitioning to a low-carbon, more resilient future.”

The Scotiabank Climate Action Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects that teach and empower others to tackle climate change and its impacts.

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 Scotiabank:

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products, and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of approximately 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.2 trillion (as of January 31, 2022), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

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Jennifer Falzon
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Enactus Canada
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