To combat these issues, Enactus Canada operates this country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform. Enactus Canada challenges university and college students to use business and entrepreneurship to address economic, social and environmental issues. Through partnerships with over 70 academic institutions and over 30 top-tier Canadian businesses, Enactus’ 3,300 participating students drove 275 community empowerment projects last year alone that led to the launch of 580 new businesses, employing over 1,900 people and impacting more than 26,000 lives.
In this 60-minute session, Enactus Canada alumna and President, Nicole Almond will share how Enactus creates post-secondary partnerships to drive entrepreneurial development and innovation in students, resulting in more work-force-ready and confident graduates.
Nicole Almond is the President of Enactus Canada, a national charitable organization that is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. While in school she developed a passion for community development, creating and implementing educational outreach projects in Egypt, Grenada and Canada as an Enactus student, with the goal of improving the livelihoods of others through entrepreneurial action. Upon graduation, Nicole joined the Enactus Canada National Office. In her ten years at Enactus Canada, Nicole has served in many different capacities from Director of Program Development to Vice President. In the fall of 2012, she was named President of the organization and now leads a team of 12 dedicated staff and serves as an officer of the corporation, working with the Board of Directors to set the course for the organization. Enactus Canada is one of 36 countries part of the Enactus global network.