Enactus SLC travels to Enactus Canada National Exposition

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On May fourteenth through sixteenth, 2018 our Enactus SLC team travelled to Toronto where we competed at the Enactus Canada Nationals Exposition, where students were brought together to celebrate the achievements from the past year. We highlighted our community outreach projects focusing on financial literacy and collaborated as a team to deliver a seventeen minute presentation on the compliments of the past year. Over the course of the three days, we had the chance to network with academic and industry leaders from across the country.

During the experience we bonded as a team and built leadership skills. We learned about various projects that were tackling food insecurity, financial literacy, challenges with the environment and a host of other humanitarian causes. We enjoyed multiple presentations put on by our counterparts and our team was able to take on new ideas for next year.

This was a great learning experience for all of the Enactus SLC team and we are eager to start on new projects while improving previous ones. We are part of a community that is continuously working towards improving the world, and this event was one small step on that path.

2018 Enactus Canada Regionals Exposition: Central Canada

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This past March, our team competed in the yearly Regionals competition in Mississauga, ON.

Our team competed in the Capital One Financial Education Challenge and the Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge where we highlighted our Kingston Youth Financial Literacy Symposium and other projects under our Manage Your Money umbrella.

While we didn't walk away with a win, our team, consisting of mostly new members, is walking away with the inspiration and motivation to push even harder at the upcoming Nationals competition.

Feel free to visit our competitions page to learn more about Enactus competitions.

YWIC Dating Back to 2013!

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Dating back to 2013, our yearly Young Women's Innovator's Conference has inspired young women in grade 7 and 8 to begin considering their post-secondary options and future careers. 

Each year the team has arranged guest speakers in areas of entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, and leadership; changing the main focus each year. This one-day enrichment opportunity is supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, College & University’s School College Work Initiative, and the SCWI. It was developed by PASS (Partnering to Achieve Student Success), the regional planning team made up of Eastern Ontario’s three colleges and nine local school boards. The event brings together over 100 girls from the Kingston and surrounding areas for the one-day workshop!

 

Enactus SLC Teaches Syrian Newcomers How To Use Kingston Transit

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Our team welcomed Syrian newcomers to Kingston by organizing an event to teach them the public transit system. Thanks to the partnership between Enactus St. Lawrence College, Kingston Transit and the Kingston Immigration Partnership the event was successful and informtive. It was administered by Kingston Community Health Centres at 263 Weller Avenue on December 15, 2016. They provided in-class training, on-bus training, followed by a tour of city streets.

Halloween Harvest

Over the years we have been participating in multiple food drive events. One particularly is the Halloween Harvest event where the Enactus team along with Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) students along with other community groups go trick-or-treating for donations to the Partners in Mission Food Bank. Flyers are distributed to neighbourhoods prior to the night to inform homeowners of the food drive. Once the drive is completed all the items are sorted at the Bayridge Alliance Church on Gardiners Road then sent directly to the Food Bank. In 2015, the community collected 5651lbs of non-perishables and $2274 for the Partners in Mission Food Bank!

Click the photo for an article on the Halloween Harvest event written by Charly Foote at Snapd Kingston!

MYM Shared With Outgoing Inmates

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Corrections Canada along with students from the Community and Justice Services, Behavioural Technology, and Behavioural Psychology programs joined with the Enactus SLC team's Manage Your Money project in November 2015 to deliver the program to outgoing inmates.

Manage Your Money is a financial literacy program that was developed to teach financial fundamentals such as banking and borrowing techniques, budgeting, taxes and more. This program presented in November at the National Conference for Financial Literacy held by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). Manage Your Money’s successful track record lead to it being added to the Canadian Financial Literacy Database.

“This is a great example of the collaboration that we are striving for as part of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy, Count me in, Canada. Such initiatives are key to increasing Canadians’ knowledge, skills and confidence in making informed financial decisions.”, said Jane Rooney the Financial Literacy Leader of Canada.