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About Enactuscc

Human progress depends on our ability to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that lives within each of us and channel the unique talents, passions and ideas we each possess toward creating good in the world. At Enactus Centennial College we believe that the passion of one, creates value for all. en•act•us A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. entrepreneurial—having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity; action—the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed; us—a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole. We are from Centennial college! STUDENTS ARE POWER!!

TIme to Spring EnAction!

Spring is a time of rebirth and revival. Those long months indoors are finally over so its time to Spring EnAction!

This Wednesday (April 1st) from 11am to 3:30pm we’ll be inside the bridge of Centennial College taking ideas from students who have visions of a business and ideas that they want to make a reality!

Show us your business acumen and come meet one of the entrepreneurs we are currently helping now.

We’ll be taking students ideas both on the bridge or you could even tell us your idea on Twitter @Enactus_ECC with the #businessconnected or on Facebook on facebook.com/enactuscc

The best ideas wll be featured on this blog and the students that came up with them will be offered to get their idea going under our Pure Success program!

You can also support your fellow students and Enactus Centennial College by buying an umbrella! The rainy season is well on its way, so keep dry and know your purchase helped students launch ideas that will empower your community.

Want to get directly involved with us? Great! We will also have a table where you can apply for one of many open positions on the executives teams, or just sign up to volunteer at our events!

We’ll even have a photo booth for you to pose with your friends and boards where you show your community how you want to make it a better place.

Its going to be a day of empowerment, change and innovation! Don’t miss it!

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Playing it Smart on the court and in the classroom

As another season of the Play It Smart program wrapped up last month and all the young athletes, entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow were recognized for their       improvements and accomplishments!

Top Entrepreneur Award – Bradley Livingston

GetAttachment (1)Bradley at a young age has been able to understand the true meaning of what it is to be an entrepreneur. He has demonstrated his skills effectively at Play it Smart’s Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. He successfully sold his recycled crafts by using the selling skills we taught in class.

Bradley was able to learn from the basics. We him taught about targeting the right buyers to successfully sell his crafts he did just that and very successfully too. He quickly identified individuals who would be more incline to purchase his craft at the price he set, and he was very effective at it!

Most Innovative and Creative Award – Emma Pereira and Olivia Powell

Emma and Olivia worked exceptionally well together as team and together they worked  on a business plan and created their product idea. Both Emma and Olivia demonstrated great innovation abilities through recycled GetAttachment (6)craft ideas; their creativity and eye for detail helped them create amazing products. When asked what they learned, they said ,”you have to make it pretty so people would want to                    buy it.” – Olivia and Emma

MENTOR AWARDS

Vern Kennedy Award – Elaiza Jean-Charles

GetAttachment (8)The Vern Kennedy Award, create by the founder of Play it Smart, t recognizes one highly dedicated and passionate mentor. Elaiza joined Play it Smart, as an administrator and supportive staff and since then she has taken on the role as mentor as well. Elaiza has demonstrate great leadership skills, dedication and spirit. She is always friendly and served as a great role model to the children of Play it Smart.

Play it Smart Alumni Hero Award – Deshan Morgan

GetAttachment (10)The Play it Smart Alumni Hero Award, created by the founder of Play it Smart, is an award the recognizes one graduate of Centennial College, who has return to continue to support and help Play it Smart. Deshan has shown great dedication and commitment to the program the past year.

MVP Basketball Mentor Award – Mark Livingston

GetAttachment (11)The MVP Basketball Mentor Award, created by Enactus Centennial College, recognizes one highly dedicated and passionate basketball mentor. Mark Livingston has shown great commitment to his role and served as a great mentor as well. Mark Livingston along with his peers have done a great job to make basketball fun and enjoyable for the Play it Smart participants.

It was an exciting season and only time will tell what the next season of Play It Smart will bring!

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Powerful films from 5 young people: What health inequality looks like in the US

TED Blog

By Michael Painter. 

For some of us, it’s easy to choose to be healthy. We can’t control whether disease or accidents strike, but we can decide where we live and what we eat, as well as if, when and how much we’ll exercise. Some of us live in a culture of health — a time and place where, for the most part, we have the real hope and opportunity to live a healthy life.

But for many more of us, it isn’t — we don’t have that choice. We live in unsafe neighborhoods. We don’t have strong families to help us through life’s challenges. We can’t readily get nutritious food. We don’t have easy ways to exercise. It’s difficult — or even impossible — to keep our children safe.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was at TED2015 in Vancouver last week, where the theme was Truth & Dare. And we took…

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What is Enactus Centennial College?

We at Enactus Centennial College believe that a free market, entrepreneurship, and a environmentally friendly planet can co-exist. We strive to make sure everything we do makes a positive social impact in both our local and global community.

We have three core principals that drive all of our major projects

1. Entrepreneurship

2. Environmental Sustainability

3.Financial Literacy

Entrepreneurship drives our countries growth and development. Without people like Steve Jobs (Apple) , Heather Riesman (Indigo Chapters) and Ingvar Kamprad (Ikea) its hard to imagine what our world today would be like. People that follow there vision and strive to make it a reality have the power to  change the way we live, work and interact.

Environmental sustainability has never been a bigger issue than today. As the world and its leaders slowly take action to be more environmentally friendly, we believe that we can make big changes just by taking action in our local communities.

Financial literacy is a subject that is neglected in many schools and as a result many people grow up not knowing how to best invest and manage their money. In our Play It Smart project we teach kids to not only create their own crafts but to learn to sell them and then make smart decisions on what to do with the money they earn,

So what do we do for our community?

Well here are our major projects we have running now:

Play It Smart

Play It Smart is a homework help center, basketball training center ,and leadership development center all rolled into one! Kids ages 7-13 develop their mental and physical abilities in this free for all program.

For more details follow this link:

http://www.playitsmartcentennial.ca/index.html

Pure Success

Pure Success is a program made for the entrepreneurs of Toronto. We pair entrepreneurs with people who specialize in an area of business where the entrepreneurs skills lack.

Metis Caravan

A project under our Pure Success project, we partnered with entrepreneur Ronnie Walker to help her sell her homemade, handcrafted crafts and accessories on the digital market. Project lead Amanda Gallant and her team have helped Ronnie get her business on Social Media and develop a website for her business.

I.S.A.

Intelligence. Swagger, Attitude. That’s what Nigels urban clothing business is all about. I.S.A.s mantra is teaching urban youth how to dress and be more professional.  With his own clothing line Nigel aims to change urban fashion and swagger. Project Lead Mark Chamanlall is working with Nigel to help him build his brand from the ground up.

At Enactus Centennial College we believe in the power of entrepreneurs, a healthier planet and a financially sounder society .

The Power of One Creates Value for All!

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