rECOGNIZING OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY

We Are Enactus Sheridan

Recognizing opportunity to provide opportunity

Our Vision

Student leaders transforming communities one project at a time

Our Mission

Enactus Sheridan is a student-driven organization providing opportunities to future leaders through project initiatives. We accomplish this by identifying social, economic and environmental gaps that students bridge through social entrepreneurial action

Our Projects

Project L.I.F.E.

Literacy in Financial Education, is a module and workshop-based program that covers the topics of budgeting, taxation, and credit & debt. Our workshops have been specifically designed for high school students, catering to their need,s spending habits, and goals. We believe that through financial education in our “for students, by students” model, we can build a better financial future together. This past year, we delivered our budgeting workshop to over 270 high school students. This summer, we will create two new modules (taxation and credit & debt) and continue working towards our partnership with TD Bank. This upcoming year, we will be creating a schedule to deliver our workshops as our network of high schools has grown from 2 to 6.
Project Lead: David Robertson
Email: roberts3@sheridancollege.ca

Project Young Women in Business Day

Through a collaboration with Girl Guides of Canada, we have designed a day of interactive, hands-on, informative and engaging learning for the girls. The workshops have been structured around the different age groups (Brownies age 7-9, Guides age 9-12, Pathfinders age 13-15, and Rangers age 16-17), with the intention of bringing awareness to the different roles of women in business. The girls, through these workshops, have a chance to design marketing campaigns, learn about personal and business finance and accounting; the importance of Human Resources, be introduced to Occupational Health and Safety, and business communication. This past year, 150 girl guides came to HMC to participate in our YWIB day event. This summer, we are exploring ideas of how to expand our reach and broaden outside of a one-day event. This upcoming year, we are scheduled to enter two more elementary and middle schools to provide workshops for young women and introducing them to the world of business.
Project Lead: Ming Smith
Email: smithnh@sheridancollege.ca

Project ArtXposed

Sheridan’s dedicated and ambitious design students spend numerous hours and an abundance of resources in creating pieces of art throughout the year for assignments and these crafts just sit in a storage room at Sheridan. This results in a buildup of inventory that takes up valuable space for students at Sheridan College as well as missed opportunities for students to really showcase their artwork as more than just an assignment. In fact, these art pieces just simply end up being discarded into landfills resulting in issues around proper disposal of potentially harmful chemicals in artworks and increasing overall waste levels in our communities. We conducted a thorough needs assessment and found that there was another opportunity here – to introduce these students to the world of business and teach them some key business knowledge. Through Project ArtXposed, we plan to showcase the Sheridan art community to the public while assisting students in branding themselves as artists. Additionally, we are providing the students with an alternative source of income to help build their financial security throughout their post-secondary journey. We will also help free up valuable storage space at Sheridan College and reduce the amount of waste being dumped into landfills. Our plan is to create an online platform where the students can put up their art pieces to be sold to the public. ArtXposed strives to build a new avenue that enables students to gain exposure to the art industry and help the environment through waste reduction. ArtXposed applied for an opportunity offered by Enactus Canada and Shopify. There were ten free one-year Shopify digital storefronts offered in partnership between Enactus Canada and Shopify. This opportunity was brought to Enactus Sheridan’s attention one week before the due date. The ArtXposed project team worked tirelessly for four days straight to get the application ready, and as a result, we just received confirmation that ArtXposed won one of the coveted partnerships! This opportunity to partner with Shopify is one that we are thrilled about, as it will help us launch ArtXposed.
Project Lead: Timothy Rahardjo
Email: rahardjo@sheridancollege.ca
Project Ceres: A potential opportunity that approached Project Ceres was the Good Measure Food Bank. This was the brainchild of Rhema Mateo, a Sheridan Marketing student with a passion for helping the community. Rhema started this foodbank with a passion for helping people in need of food, after realizing that so many people in the community lacked access to basic food. She noticed that many foodbanks collected personal information from recipients, which created a stigma among the needy, and created doubt in getting help from others. She designed Good Measure to ensure that the needy would get access to the basic right of fresh food without having to register, based on a full trust and honor system among the bank and its clients. Good Measure uses volunteers to pick up donations from partners (grocery stores and companies) and sets specific times to let clients pick up their groceries, akin to a grocery store, which reduces operational costs. This organization provides fresh produce, dairy and canned foods, and aims to provide other goods and meats in the future.
Project Ceres
Project Lead: Rhema Mateo

Who we are

en•act•usA 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

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together students, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus Sheridan strives to achieve a family atmosphere in which members are constantly working together to create a positive change within our local communities. Benefits of Participating ◉ Meet the minimum hours for any position within Enactus Sheridan, and receive the prestigious Enactus Sheridan Co-Curricular Record (CCR) certificate on your official transcript. When participating in institution recognized activities outside of class, these commitments are listed on your transcript to show employers and other institutions how you are involved in your community and growth. ◉ Get mentored by faculty and seasoned Enactus Sheridan student leaders ◉ Make a difference in your local community ◉ Boost your resume by including your official role, duties and training sessions ◉ Build your network to include students in different programs, faculty and potential business contacts

  • Every crisis creates opportunity, every struggle offers the chance to rediscover. Everything we do is born from the ability to see potential where others can’t.

  • Meaningful change is not easy. It requires the ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and face often daunting challenges. We have the persistence to do whatever it takes to achieve the results we seek.

  • Every initiative or project we undertake will be judged by the only measure that matters: how effectively we create lasting and meaningful progress in the lives of those we serve.

  • The willingness to try, fail and learn on the journey toward creating something new is just as critical as the passion to succeed. There is no substitute for being willing to lead, especially when the outcome is uncertain.

Our Team

Executives

Thomas Rogers

President
“Enactus Sheridan has been one of the most rewarding organizations I’ve had the privilege to be part of. What makes this experience gratifying is the dedication and will of students trying to make real change within our communities.”

Ming Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer
“Enactus Sheridan and the opportunities that the organization has provided me extends beyond the walls of the school, and I’m looking forward to the exciting year ahead!”

Pierre Quan

Project Director
“Enactus has a sparked a passion for sustainable change in everything I do and connected me with a global network of like-minded student and business leaders looking to achieve the same common goal.”

Gursimar Anand

Chief Marketing Officer
“Enactus has been instrumental in my personal as well as professional development and am looking forward to assisting the team in making an even bigger impact in our community in the upcoming year.”

Hamlet Shahmirzaeian

Chief Financial Officer
“Through Enactus I gained various skills which helped me excel both as a student, a professional, and a leader. Asides from all of the invaluable skills I have gained, my network has grown tremendously.”

Kelsey Duff

Communications Director
“Enactus has given me the opportunity to develop practical skills that can only be refined outside of the classroom. Through Enactus competitions I have challenged my capabilities and strengthened my bond with my team.”

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