VANCOUVER, BC (May 9, 2017) – Students from the University of Saskatchewan launched Food for the Future, an Indigenous community garden and youth education program that allows community members to grow healthy fruits and vegetables.

The Enactus University of Saskatchewan team has been awarded the 2017 HSBC Indigenous Advancement Project Partnership Best Project award by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud supporter HSBC. The award presentation took place today at the 2017 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver.

In 2016 the team travelled to Beauval Saskatchewan to build a community garden. This year, the Beauval Community Garden has expanded by adding five more raised garden beds and two high tunnel greenhouses, saving the community the need to order produce externally for three months.

“As Canada’s leading international bank with a global story that reaches back more than 150 years, diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA,” says Kim Flood, Executive Vice President and Head of Communications, HSBC Bank Canada. “With a focus on providing long-term support to promote sustainable change, the new HSBC Indigenous Advancement Project Partnership will help empower Enactus teams by providing the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects that accelerate the advancement of Indigenous people creating social and economic opportunities.”

“We are proud to recognize the Enactus team from the University of Saskatchewan for using entrepreneurial action to empower Indigenous people,” said Nicole Almond, President of Enactus Canada.

The HSBC Indigenous Advancement Project Partnership Best Project was awarded at the 2017 Enactus Canada National Exposition, where more than 1,500 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs came together to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

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ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, 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 2,734 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 280 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

ABOUT HSBC BANK CANADA: HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in the country. We help companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances internationally through three global business lines: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Canada is a priority market for the HSBC Group – one of the world’s largest banking and financial services groups with assets of US$2,416bn at 31 March 2017. Linked by advanced technology, HSBC serves customers worldwide through an international network of around 4,000 offices in 70 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

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