(TORONTO) 18 May 2020 – A team of students from the University of Windsor partnered with school boards to provide elementary and secondary school students a 10-week mentorship program and the tools to launch their own business.

The Enactus Windsor team won the 2020 HSBC Entrepreneurs Project Accelerator Best Project award and were recognized on May 15 through the 2020 Virtual Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony.

Fifty-three sustainable businesses launched thanks to the support and mentorship provided through Enactus Windsor’s Youthrive.

“Fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of young Canadians is needed in securing long-term prosperity for the communities we serve,” says Kim Hallwood, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank Canada. “The Enactus University of Windsor team’s work sends an inspiring message that Canada’s future is in capable hands.”

Launched in 2018, the HSBC Entrepreneurs Project Accelerator is designed to give Enactus teams the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects that empower aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and companies to set up or grow their business through training and support.

The 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 updates, visit enactus.ca. 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 3,400 post-secondary students led 267 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 50,000 lives.

As a global network of 37 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 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 Wealth and Personal Banking. The HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services groups with assets of US$2,918bn at 31 March 2020. Linked by advanced technology, the HSBC Group serves customers worldwide across 64 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

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Enactus Canada
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