SIFE Cape Breton Recognized for Community Impact

This past weekend, 16 members of SIFE Cape Breton travelled to Halifax for ACE Canada Atlantic Regional Exposition. This two-day event provided a platform for Atlantic Canadian universities and colleges to showcase their hard work and dedication to projects they have or will implement in their community.

SIFE Cape Breton, which was formed only 15 months ago, participated in three categories: Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Go Green Challenge. SIFE Cape Breton was awarded Second Runner-up in Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.

“This is our second Atlantic Regional Exposition, so we are very proud of our accomplishments. We worked really hard on our projects and presentations and it showed,” says Jillian Moore, president, SIFE Cape Breton. “The judges gave us exceptional feedback and comments about our initiatives and ideas of where to go from here.”

Since September, SIFE Cape Breton targeted university students to instil personal budgeting skills and share money saving tips, high school students to educate on the costs of post-secondary education, and the group advocated for entrepreneurship as a rewarding career choice.

“With these two awards under our belt, this proves that SIFE Cape Breton is making an impact in our community. Not only are we impacting our community, we are also taking knowledge that we learn in the classroom and incorporating it into our projects,” says Jeff O’Quinn, president-elect, SIFE Cape Breton. “We get a unique and individual education at CBU, which is how we deliver our projects.”

SIFE Cape Breton will continue to implement projects as they prepare for the national competition in Toronto, Ont. May 9-11.

Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship or ACE is a national, charitable organization dedicated to teaching and igniting young Canadians to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities.

Students In Free Enterprise or SIFE, encourages students to form teams on their campus and apply business concepts learned in the classroom to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.