What is Enactus?
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Our work transforms both the lives of the people we serve, and in turn, the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.
Like in business, we believe that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. For Enactus, it means more lives impacted. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup to experience excellence in competition, collaboration and celebration.
Enactus Canada is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada.
We rally the energy, ideas and passion of Canada’s best and brightest students who see business as a way to address social issues. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus Canada create and implement community empowerment projects and business ventures in communities from coast to coast. This experiential learning platform helps students unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and develop the talent and perspective essential to leadership in our ever changing world. Each year, we are reminded it is the people involved with Enactus Canada – students, academic professionals and business leaders alike – who continue to make us so successful.
Why should I participate in Enactus?
Enactus is an international community of students, academic and business leaders, operating in 36 countries across the globe. These leaders are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. It is also the largest leadership development program for universities and colleges within Canada. Just last year, we engaged 2,347 students on 59 campuses. These students implemented 259 community development projects and helped employ 1,600 people. Running a project under the Enactus banner allows students to benefit from many resources, both from an individual and team standpoint.