Enactus is a global non-profit organization with teams in over 1,730 universities in 37 countries with over 72,000 members. Enactus teams work to identify challenges in their communities and develop innovative solutions that are in line with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. These student-led teams then run their projects in their community with the goal of bettering the lives of as many individuals as possible.
Enactus Capilano was founded in 2016, immediately taking action to improve business education in local schools. Our initial team of 16 students established our first project, Counting on Action, teaching 180 students the importance of entrepreneurial and sustainable business practices in the team’s first year. Now a team of 30, we have developed and implemented 3 projects over 4 years. We increased the financial literacy of nearly 500 students by 65% just last year and are actively working to improve more lives through developing new projects, beginning at home at Capilano University.
Our team’s hard work and dedication have been rewarded at both the Enactus Canada Regional and National Exhibitions, bringing home 5 trophies since 2018.