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Mon, May 10

12PM PT / 1PM MT / 3PM ET / 4PM AT

Join us for the official launch of the 2021 Enactus Canada National Exposition! At this ceremony, we will announce the Project Accelerator Best Project Awards, along with all league pairings and orders for the competitions held this week. Ian Aitken, Enactus Canada Founder and Chairman will also join us for a one on one interview to talk about how Enactus became what it is today.

1PM PT / 2PM MT / 4PM ET / 5PM AT

At this optional session for Enactus Opening Round Judges, we will go over all the details related to judging and provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Enactus Canada. This session may be especially useful if this is your first time judging an Enactus competition.

Tue, May 11

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

Open to Enactus students, alumni and HR professionals from partner organizations, this forum will provide an opportunity for Enactus students to connect directly with human resource professionals to discuss diverse industries and career pathways for the purposes of sharing career development insights.

Leadership Panel:
Mark Beckles, Vice President, Social Impact & Innovation, RBC
Julia Deans, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity
Steve Dryburgh, Head of HR, Canada, Johnson & Johnson

Wed, May 12

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

This national competition celebrates the commitment, determination and achievements of post-secondary student entrepreneurs. In the Opening Round of Competition, the 12 finalists from across the country will compete live in three leagues, vying for a spot in next week’s Final Round of Competition.

11:59PM ET

Submissions for the three Pitches are due tonight!

Thu, May 13

8AM PT / 9AM MT / 11AM ET / 12PM AT

Join us as recipients of the Faculty Advisor Research Fund, proudly presented by the John Dobson Foundation, present their results of their research related to youth entrepreneurship and social engagement.

Here is the line up of presenters:
Sonia Perna (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology)
Using Literary Texts to Enhance Social Justice Awareness
Andrea Johnson (Mohawk College)
Gathering data on what method best develops the entrepreneurial mindset
Grant Wilson & Tyler Case (University of Saskatchewan)
Entrepreneurial Attitudes and Intentions of Enactus General Members
Kyleen Myrah & Stephanie Laing (Okanagan College)
Creating Allyship in Research
Matthias Pepin, Luc Audebrand, Léa Duquet (Université Laval)
Responsible Business Model Canvas
Steven Smith (Saint Mary’s University)
Assessing the needs of students in order to enhance student success

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

The CWB Financial Education Challenge empowers Enactus teams to identify, create and deliver projects that address the specific and unique financial education needs and opportunities in their communities. Watch the Regional Champions compete live for the title of National Champion!!

Presentation Order:
Dalhousie University
George Brown College
Saint Mary’s University
University of Ottawa
University of Calgary
St. Clair College

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

The Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge empowers Enactus teams to identify, create and deliver projects that teach and empower others to tackle climate change and its impacts. Watch the Regional Champions compete live for the title of National Champion!!

Presentation Order:
Saint Mary’s University
Wilfrid Laurier University
Durham College
University of British Columbia – Vancouver
Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany
Okanagan College
University of Ottawa

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

The TD Entrepreneurship Challenge empowers Enactus teams to identify, create and deliver projects that teach relevant entrepreneurship skills, empowering aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. Watch the Regional Champions compete live for the title of National Champion!!

Presentation Order:
University of Ottawa
Okanagan College
St. Francis Xavier University
Lambton College
University of Saskatchewan
Wilfrid Laurier University
Saint Mary’s University

Fri, May 14

12PM PT / 1PM MT / 3PM ET / 4PM AT

Join us as we recognize a number of individuals in the network, along with the announcement of the finalists in all three Pitches, the results of our National Challenge Final Rounds of Competition, Student Entrepreneur National Competition Finalists and the results of the Enactus Opening Round of Competition, including the timeslot selection for the Enactus Semi-Final Round of Competition.

Mon, May 17

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

Join us to watch the top twenty teams from across Canada present the results of their projects to panels of senior business leaders and answer their questions live as they compete to advance to the Enactus Final Round of Competition.

LEAGUE A

Brandon University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of Toronto – St. George
St. Clair College
Okanagan College

LEAGUE B

Queen’s University
University of Regina
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Western University
University of Windsor

LEAGUE C

Ryerson University
Lambton College
Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany
Concordia University
University of Ottawa

LEAGUE D

Mount Allison University
Durham College
Saint Mary’s University
University of Alberta
Wilfrid Laurier University

Tue, May 18

8AM PT / 9AM MT / 11AM ET / 12PM AT

Exclusively open to nominees for the HSBC Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Awards and top leaders from business and academia, this forum encourages open dialogue, builds leadership aptitude and establishes connections amongst generations of top entrepreneurial female leaders while providing an opportunity to discuss key leadership topics. All eligible students were invited to register for this event through an exclusive invitation.

Leadership Panel:
Caroline Tose, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Bank Canada
Elise Gasbarrino, Editor-In-Chief, Style Canada
Tonya Lagrasta, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Loblaw Companies Limited
Sierra Scott, Manager, Programs, Enactus Canada & 2020 HSBC Woman Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

This national competition celebrates the commitment, determination and achievements of post-secondary student entrepreneurs. Join us to watch our three finalists compete live for a $10,000 prize and the title of National Champion.

Mohamed Khalil, Procycle
Azadeh Dastmalchi, VitalTracer Ltd.
Claire McLoughlin, Friendly Composting Inc

Click here to see a list of confirmed Final Round Judges.

12PM PT / 1PM MT / 3PM ET / 4PM AT

Join us as we announce our HSBC Woman Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year and the results of the Enactus Semi-Final Round of Competition and the Student Entrepreneur Final Round of Competition. Dr. Ivan Joseph will also join us to deliver a keynote on the skill of self confidence.

Wed, May 19

7:30AM PT / 8:30AM MT / 10:30AM ET / 11:30PM AT

Watch the finalist teams pitch their ideas live to panels of judges!

Unilever Accessibility Pitch Competition Finalists

Humber College – Count me in
HEC Montreal – Autonomie
George Brown College – Universal Design for Everyday Consumable Products
Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo-Peel and Unseal
Centennial College – Love, Dove
Saint Mary’s University – Access-label

Intuit Sustainability Pitch Competition Finalists

Okanagan College – Backyard Bites
Saint Mary’s University – Fridgo
Fleming College – ChaffWrap
University of Ottawa – The Urban Farm
Lakehead University – Thunder Bay – iCropped
Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo – Coffee Candy

The Co-operators Youth Mental Wellness Pitch Competition Finalists

Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo – Solace
Seneca College- The Overcomer – Engage.Equip.Empower.
Ryerson University – Project Connected
Western University – BranchOut
Okanagan College – FITkit
George Brown College – Meaning of you GBC

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

In our first virtual career fair, Enactus students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect directly with partner company representatives by visiting their virtual booths. This is a great opportunity to learn about the diverse industries, opportunities and pathways available at our partner companies who see Enactus students and alumni as top talent.

Partners joining us include:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Enterprise Holdings
KPMG
Shaw Business
Modern Niagara
HSBC Bank Canada
RBC
Canadian Western Bank
Canadian Tire Corporation
The Co-operators

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

This event is for Enactus Faculty Advisors – an opportunity to connect with other faculty across the country, share best practices and get ideas of how to best support your teams!

Thu, May 20

8AM PT / 9AM MT / 11AM ET / 12PM AT

This forum is an exclusive opportunity for select Enactus students to connect directly with top business leaders serving as final round judges as they discuss youth entrepreneurship.
Leadership Panel:
Katherine Emberly, President, Shaw Business
Karen Greve Young, CEO, Futurpreneur Canada
Blair Forrest, Founder, AMZ Prep

10AM PT / 11AM MT / 1PM ET / 2PM AT

Watch our Final Four compete live as they vie to be named the 2021 Enactus Canada National Champion.

Okanagan College
Wilfrid Laurier University
Lambton College
Queen’s University

Click here to see a list of confirmed Final Round Judges.

12PM PT / 1PM MT / 3PM ET / 4PM AT

Join us as we wrap up the 2021 Enactus Canada National Exposition, recognize the achievements of exception stakeholders, name the Pitch competition winners and crown our National Champion who will go on to represent Canada at Enactus World Cup 2021. 

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