(TORONTO, ON) August 18, 2023 – Enactus Canada, Enactus Puerto Rico, and Enactus United Kingdom, in partnership with AIG are proud to announce that Kuponya Innovations, an initiative from Enactus Wilfrid Laurier University, has been named the winner of Learn for Change with AIG competition.
Kuponya Innovations is an initiative that works with Indigenous communities in the Canadian Northwest Territories to co-create sustainable, climate-resilient, cost-effective tiny homes for those in remote communities. The team’s approach includes working with residents in the areas of construction and maintenance, building small businesses to support housing needs, and promoting energy-efficient designs.
“I am immensely proud and thrilled to extend my congratulations to Enactus Laurier for their outstanding achievement in being named winners of Learn for Change with AIG,” said Allyson Hewitt, President & CEO of Enactus Canada. “Their work with Northern Canadians in securing cost-effective housing is a testament to their commitment and dedication to work with others to create a better tomorrow.”
Learn for Change with AIG is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to reach, educate and empower local urban and rural communities to build resilient systems to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity. Enactus Laurier were named one of three winners of the regional round of competition where they secured funding and moved on to compete against teams from Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom, securing an additional $5,000 USD in funding for their team.
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 1,600 post-secondary students led 166 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 42,000 lives.
As a global network of 32 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 ENACTUS PUERTO RICO: Enactus Puerto Rico leads the way in social entrepreneurship, inspiring youth to harness their creativity for the greater good. We drive the development of impactful social enterprises, addressing our nation’s most urgent challenges. With a network of 42 universities and 1,300+ dedicated students annually, we’re making a positive difference in the lives of over 23,700 individuals.
ABOUT ENACTUS UK: Enactus UK supports young people across the UK to engage in social action and social enterprise. Our mission is to be recognized as a leader in developing a national network of socially minded young leaders of the future, who transform communities and society through real-life social action and environmentally responsible enterprise. We are dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders is unified by our vision – to create a better, more sustainable world where all can thrive.