The winning team from Lambton College in Sarnia, Ont., at Enactus Canada’s national competition in Vancouver last Thursday. They work to support farmers in Zambia. (Maryse Zeidler/CBC) Inside a dark ballroom at the Vancouver Conference Centre sit about 900 university and college students from 79 campuses across Canada who are pumped about making the world a better place. On stage, it’s down to the final four groups who have outlasted their rivals over the last three days judged on the social and environmental merits of the projects they run. One team trains farmers in Zambia. Another keeps food out of landfills in Ontario. It’s all part of a national competition organized by Enactus Canada, an organization that encourages students to start and run social enterprises — businesses that have a positive impact on a community or the environment. "These students are the ones that are changing the world and are making a difference," said Nicole Almond, the organization’s president, during a short break. "The energy here is just absolutely amazing and you just feed off of it." Social enterprises have been around for decades, but experts say they’re picking up steam in Canada — driven in large party by […]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.