Executive Council
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
September 19, 2017

Provincial Government Announces Support for Enactus Teams

The Provincial Government is providing a combined investment of approximately $28,000 to support Enactus teams from Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic (St. John’s campus) to travel to the Enactus World Cup taking place from September 26-28, in London, England.

Enactus is an international organization for post-secondary students with the goal to create and implement community empowerment projects. Memorial University Enactus has been recognized as the best in Canada nine times, and won the Enactus World Cup in 2008 and 2016. Along with teams from 40 other countries, Memorial will once again represent Canada on the world stage. Students from Enactus College of the North Atlantic - St John's will also attend as part of the Team Canada delegation. There are over 60 Enactus teams in Canada and more than 1,700 worldwide.

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Enactus team is enjoying much success with Project Sucseed, which focuses on addressing food security issues in Northern Canada. The Enactus team worked with botanists and engineers to develop a low-cost, environmentally friendly and efficient hydroponic growing system to produce high-quality, affordable fruits and vegetables year-round. Project Sucseed employs at-risk youth to build the systems, and a recent partnership with Tim Horton’s restaurants provides a mini-system to every elementary school in Canada. To date, the project has resulted in more than 500 hydroponic systems sold.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador remains committed to supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in the province.The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador outlines the Provincial Government’s commitment to a new Business Innovation Agenda, which will be released in the coming weeks.

“Our government is proud to support Enactus teams from Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic – St. John’s campus as they travel to London for the Enactus World Cup. It is great to see the Memorial team prosper on the world stage, as it prepares to defend its world title. This experience provides invaluable benefits for the students participating on the Enactus team, extends the reach of projects internationally, helps them generate new ideas and provides networking opportunities.”
Honourable Dwight Ball,
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Supporting the vision of young entrepreneurs and innovators such as those involved in Enactus, is a priority for our government. We look forward to the release of the Business Innovation Agenda in the coming weeks and the continued input we will receive from key stakeholders, including our province’s youth. We also appreciate the contributions of people such as Lynn Morrissey, Enactus Memorial Advisor, and member of the NL Innovation Council. I congratulate our province’s Enactus teams and wish them much success at the Enactus World Cup.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Our Enactus Memorial team is fortunate to have such generous and continued support from our Province. It helps us to showcase our successes on a global stage, and share these successes with Enactus teams from around the world”
Lynn Morrissey
Faculty Advisor, Memorial Enactus and member of NL Innovation Council

“Attending the Enactus World Cup is an international experience of a lifetime. For most of the students travelling, it will the first time visiting Europe and attending the World Cup will be a global networking opportunity. The World Cup will be an amazing cultural exchange and a chance to develop friendships on a global basis.”
Dwight Hutchens
Faculty Advisor for Enactus College of the North Atlantic - St John's

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Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier

Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725- 9655

Lynn Morrissey
Enactus Memorial Faculty Advisor

Dwight Hutchens
Enactus College of North Atlantic – St. John’s

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