(TORONTO) 14 May 2018: A group of students from the University of Calgary helped establish a beekeeping business that provides a new revenue stream for the Tsuut’ina nation.

The Enactus University of Calgary team won the 2018 HSBC Indigenous Advancement Project Accelerator Best Project award at the 2018 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto this evening.

This year, the team has trained 12 members of the nation on beekeeping, leading to the production of over 200 jars of honey.

Launched in 2016 with support from HSBC Bank Canada, the HSBC Indigenous Advancement Project Accelerator empowers Enactus teams by providing the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects focused on Indigenous communities by creating social and economic opportunities.

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.

Media inquiries:
Nicole Almond
Enactus Canada
(416) 702-2251