AT ENACTUS UOTTAWA,
WE BELIEVE IN MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN.

We create projects aimed to have impact based off the triple bottom line: social, environmental and financial. The three types of projects we work on year round are: Programs, Social Enterprises, and Events. When an idea for a new project is suggested, it only ever comes to life after we thoroughly conduct a needs assessment to see what's really going to benefit the targeted groups. After that it's simple; we just do it.


We aren't a charity. We're students making change.


PROGRAMS

Pro·gram 

noun [ˈprōˌgram]

Workshop and training-focused projects that tackle helping needs groups within our community.

Our program goals may be to provide
beneficiaries with transitional employment, necessary skills, and/or re-integration back into society.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

So·cial En·ter·prises

noun [ˈsōSHəl]·[ˈen(t)ərˌprīz]

Applying business models in order to improve human and/or environmental well-being.

Our social enterprises are built to tackle problems seen locally in Ottawa, but are built to scale nationally and globally.
EVENTS

E·vents

noun [əˈvent]

 Flagship gatherings where speakers, workshops, and competitions are used to challenge and inspire students.

Our events allow us to make use and expand our already large network in order to connect bright minds together.
 

Social Enterprises

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Sprout

Sprout is an innovative approach to conquering designated food desert areas in metropolitan cities. Through the corner store model, Sprout offers fresh produce alongside seasonal recipes and dry ingredient bundles that one can buy at any location.

Sanajiit

Sanajiit is a social enterprise that sells furniture made out of recycled wood while directly empowering Northern youth.  Sanajiit, meaning “group of builders” in Inuktitut, uses a tiered approach for personal development to help these youth achieve their full potential. In partnership with Skills Nunavut, youth participate in a series of workshops where they learn how to build furniture, as well as increase their knowledge of workplace safety and mental health issues. Once they have developed their carpentry skills, they also have the opportunity to enhance their leadership and entrepreneurship skills by creating and running the social enterprise.

 

CSO: Canada Sports Officials

Canada Sports Officials is an employment and professional development program that uses the power of sport to provide job opportunities (such as soccer refereeing) to homeless individuals and new immigrants. CSO is a socially-focused initiative with a mission to empower those in our community through collaboration and entrepreneurial action.

 

The Growcer

The Growcer is a technological approach aimed to combat the heavy reliance on shipments from the south for everyday produce (fruits and vegetables) in Northern Canada. By using hydroponic and aquaponic technology, we aim to improve food security, health, wellness education and employment. 

Programs

Project F.L.Y.

Project F.L.Y. is a program that strives to empower and guide youth with practical, hands on, and experiential workshops. At the end of the year, we host The Perfect Competition, a bilingual competition that teaches youth the viability of entrepreneurship. 

Events

deCODE

deCODE is a hackathon which pairs talented students up with high-growth startups to solve problems that the companies are facing. The selected students will work closely with recruiting tech companies and showcase their skills throughout the event.

 

Legacy Conference

The Legacy Conference is a "just do it" conference, where some of the most notable entrepreneurs (aka hustlers) teach you how they got started and give you tactical advice on growing a business. 

Enactus uOttawa has been a proud partner of the Legacy Team for the past 3 years.
Please visit their website for more information.