We are Enactus Okanagan College

Our team is based in the Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Spread across the four campuses of Okanagan College in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Salmon Arm, Enactus Okanagan College is a non-profit student run organization that develops and implements projects in our communities that improve the quality of life and standard of living across the region!.

Become a Member

Enactus Okanagan College is constantly looking for new opportunities to make a difference where we live and around the world. We operate out of the Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Salmon Arm and are always open to ways that we can meet the needs of these communities. Want to Join? Find out more here.

Our Purpose

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, 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. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Our Values

Imagination
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.
Courage
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 territory being covered is new and the outcome is uncertain.
Determination
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 what it takes to achieve the results we seek.
Partnership
There is no greater force for change than a team of people who are personally invested in each other, and in the lives of the people who their work is intended to serve.
Accountability
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.
Curiosity
We are passionate about seeking new perspectives and challenging long-standing assumptions because we know effective leadership requires continuous learning.

Our Commitment

Together we pledge to take action. Together we commit to apply our passions and talents and ideas to impact as many lives as we can. Not to hand out help to people in need, but to work side-by-side with them to create opportunity. So every person and community we touch is empowered to live up to their fullest potential. For more information, please visit the Enactus Worldwide website.

DSC00577Our area faces many challenges, and each community in the region has its own unique needs – but where others see problems, we see opportunities! Our team is committed to addressing the needs of our communities by partnering with local organizations to implement projects that really make a difference.
Taking Action We run high-impact projects that address economic, social, and environmental issues. We have developed entrepreneurial programs that contribute to the development of our small business economies. We have provided support and immediate aid to our local food banks by running projects designed to collect much needed donations and funds. We have helped raise awareness for local agriculture and helped support our farmers by creating an off-season market. We have worked with children, single mothers, and individuals at risk in our communities to show them the transformative power of positive change.
YEAH! Our approach is based on a common set of values that inform our perspective and drive our work. We want to drive change in our communities, not to give a hand out to those in need, but to work side by side with them to create opportunity. Through our projects Enactus Okanagan College enables progress to transform lives and communities across the valley.

Our Call to Action


Our Achievements

2014
  • ScotiaBank Eco-living Green Challenge Regional Champions
  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge First Runner Up
  • Capital One Financial Education Challenge Regional Champions

2013
  • ScotiaBank Eco-living Green Challenge Regional Champions
  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge Regional Champions
  • Capital One Financial Education Challenge Second Runner-up
  • 2013 Canstruction People’s Choice Award

2012
  • Campbell’s Help Hunger Disappear Challenge National Champion
  • Placed in the top 5 at the National Exposition
  • Capital One Financial Education Challenge National Runner-up
  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge Regional Champions
  • ScotiaBank Go Green Challenge Regional Champions
  • Capital One Financial Education Challenge Regional Champions
  • Project Manager of the year Award at the National Exposition- Lauren Strang, Young Entrepreneur Competition
  • John Dobson Fellow Award – Adrian Fontenla, Faculty Advisor

2011
  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge Regional Champions
  • Financial Education Challenge Regional Champions
  • Campbell’s Help Hunger Disappear Challenge National Champion
  • Placed in the Top 5 Team at the National Exposition
  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge National Runner-up
  • Business Advisory Board Member of the Year – Sheldon Gardiner

Previous Years

Competitions

Regional Topic
Teams compete in the following 3 categories:

  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Capital One Financial Education
  • Scotiabank Eco-living Green Challenge

Enactus Okanagan College competes with other western teams at the Western Regional Competition in the early spring. Teams that win at the regional competition will advance to the national topic competition.

National
Each team competes with a National Team presentation, and regional winners also participate in the National Topic Competitions for Entrepreneurship, Financial Education, and Eco-living Green. For more information on Regional and National Enactus Competitions visit the Enactus Canada website.
World Cup
Winners of the National competitions in each of the 39 countries who participate in the Enactus program move on to compete in the Enactus World Cup! Hosted in a different country each year, the Enactus World Cup is an incredible experience, showcasing the difference teams are making around the globe! For more information on the Enactus World Cup visit the Enactus Worldwide website. IMG_0611

President & Vice Presidents

Drew Vincent
Drew VincentPresident
Molly Ciardullo
Molly CiardulloVP of Kelowna
Cassandra Lum
Cassandra LumVP of Penticton
Landon Orr
Landon OrrVP of Vernon

Michelle Johnson
Michelle JohnsonVP of Marketing
Brittney Weatherill
Brittney WeatherillVP of Sponsorship
Kyle Abbott
Kyle AbbottVP of Finance

Directors

Scott Harvey
Scott HarveyDirector of Micro-businesses
Tom Arrowsmith
Tom ArrowsmithDirector of Proj. Development