Enactus News – February Newsletter
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Project Spotlight: Glenrose
By: Mariam Arain
Glenrose Pop-Up is not just an event; it’s a celebration of transformation and community empowerment. Witness the conversion of a closed retail shop into a vibrant not-for-profit vocational rehabilitation hub at Glenrose Hospital. More than just a store, this initiative is designed to be a collective retail space fostering local entrepreneurship while championing inclusivity, sustainability, and financial stewardship.
1. Inclusivity: Glenrose Pop-Up prioritizes inclusivity by providing valuable work experiences for individuals facing employment challenges through partnerships with community organizations. This initiative aims to create a space where everyone can thrive, contributing to a more diverse and inclusive community.
2. Sustainability: Commitment to sustainable practices is at the heart of Glenrose Pop-Up. From ethically sourced products to eco-friendly business practices, the project strives to minimize its environmental impact, demonstrating that community development and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand.
3. Financial Stewardship: Focusing on financial stewardship, Glenrose Pop-Up offers local entrepreneurs the opportunity to rent space in the collective retail area. This not only supports the growth of small businesses but also contributes to the overall economic well-being of the community, reinforcing the notion that social impact and economic viability can coexist.
4. Comprehensive Business Plan: Guided by a comprehensive business plan shaped by insights from surveys and focus groups, Glenrose Pop-Up ensures that it aligns with the community’s needs and preferences. This strategic approach positions the project for long-term success, making it a sustainable asset to the community.
Join us on February 14th for the Glenrose Pop-Up event. Experience the transformation, engage with the project, and support local entrepreneurs as we collectively build a more inclusive, sustainable, and economically vibrant community.
Mark your calendar
Enactus Canada Training Tuesday: The 2024 Regional Exposition is right around the corner! For some of you, this will be your first time competing and for others, this won’t be your first rodeo. Regardless of your experience, we want to share some best practices, tips and tricks, and go through what you need to know prior to attending the Exposition. We want to make this experience as exciting, positive and smooth as possible for you! This is the best session to join to prepare you and your team for the 2024 Regional Exposition! Happening online at February 6th, 2024 @3pm!
Clubs Showcase: Come find us at Clubs Showcase on February 13, 2024 in CAT from 11-1 pm.
General Meeting: Join us for our general meeting on February 13th @ 4:30 in room 240.
Project Event Glenrose Pop-Up: In the heart of Glenrose Hospital, an exciting pop-up store has unfolded through the collaborative efforts of NAIT students and Enactus. Transforming a corner of the hospital into a vibrant retail hub, this initiative not only brings diverse products but also fosters a sense of community and creativity, leaving a positive mark on both patients and visitors. Join us from 9am till 6pm at 10230 111 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0B7 Room 1007 on February 14.
Winter City Competition: Enactus NAIT is partnered with NAIT to host their 4th annual Winter City Case Competition! Participants and volunteers needed asap! Happening February 20 @8am – February 22 @ 5pm.
Stay Connected and Stay Enactus Proud!
That’s all for now, Enactus NAIT team! We can’t wait to see you at our upcoming events and hear about your adventures in entrepreneurship. If you have any questions or want to get involved, don’t hesitate to reach out. Stay inspired, stay Enactus NAIT proud!