On October 27 and 28, Enactus uOttawa welcomed Enactus teams from all across Eastern Ontario and Quebec to the organization’s annual leadership retreat. In close partnership with the Telfer Student Council, the University of Ottawa was granted the chance to host this weekend event because of the rapid increase in the team’s growth and success within the past year. This was an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the Telfer School of Management to students from all over Ontario and our neighboring province Quebec. 

As a result, ACE (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurs) and over 60 participants were brought to our campus and city. This allowed ACE to teach and provide Enactus members with tools, knowledge, and training to better create and run effective projects that help improve the quality of life for the less fortunate in the community. Erin Sheel, from College Pro, was also present to do a seminar about leadership and how to manage a team successfully. 

The retreat allowed for attendees to network, share ideas, and socialize with the other Enactus teams. Most importantly, it was an opportunity for participants to receive useful training that would allow them to enhance their local program and thoroughly incorporate the triple bottom line: create projects that have an economic, social, and environmental impact on our local community.