(TORONTO) 18 May 2020 – Students at Western University launched a social enterprise that strives to make mobility more accessible and affordable, by recycling and refurbishing used mobility devices and donating or selling them to people in need.

A team of students from Western University was awarded the Northbridge Safer Communities Project Accelerator Best Project title on May 15 through the 2020 Virtual Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony.

Thanks to project RollUP, over 20 individuals with disabilities were directly and positively impacted.

“At Northbridge, we’re committed to building safer communities across Canada,” says Lori McDougall, Chief People and Strategy Officer, Northbridge Financial Corporation. “The work Enactus Western has done to create a safe, liveable community by making safety products more accessible is extraordinary and will have an impact for years to come.”

The Northbridge Safer Communities Project Accelerator, launched in 2018, is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects that use innovation and risk mitigation to create safer communities within Canada.

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 NORTHBRIDGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION: Northbridge Financial is a leading commercial property and casualty insurance group that’s been helping to protect Canadian businesses for more than 90 years. We’re 100% Canadian and wholly owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. We offer a wide range of innovative solutions to Canadian businesses through our Northbridge Insurance, Federated Insurance and TruShield Insurance brands. Visit us at www.nbfc.com to learn more.

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