(TORONTO) May 10, 2022: Students at the University of Alberta launched Reworks, a textile recycling company, in an effort to reduce textile waste and educate people on the topic of sustainability.

Their efforts were recognized today at the 2022 Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony, where Enactus University of Alberta won the Canadian Tire Sustainable Business Project Accelerator Best Project award for Reworks.

Reworks has had a definitive impact in Edmonton, from supporting homeless shelters by purchasing their used textiles, to working with the University of Alberta to replace and produce their campus clothing lines. This year, the team has directly impacted over 40 people, conserved over 2M litres of water, and diverted over 2,000 pounds of waste.

“As a leading Canadian organization with employees and customers in communities coast to coast, Canadian Tire Corporation is committed to supporting programs that build a better, stronger country.” says Susan O’Brien, Chief Brand and Customer Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. “The future of Canada is in the hands of today’s young leaders and the Canadian Tire Sustainable Business Project Accelerator is an important investment towards creating a more sustainable future.

The Canadian Tire Sustainable Business Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams to create a product, service or business practice that supports small or large businesses in their communities to foster a better, more sustainable future.

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.

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Jennifer Falzon
VP, Programs & Marketing
Enactus Canada
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