Students showcase Social Enterprise Fair this week

CNA, Metro Business Opportunities partner for entrepreneurship

11/18/2019 1:42:37 PM

ST. JOHN’S, NL – If you are looking for an opportunity to see first-hand how students are impacting local communities through social enterprises and goals, then you should drop by College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Prince Philip Drive campus this Wednesday.

Metro Business Opportunities (MBO) and CNA will host a Social Enterprise Fair at the campus gym Wednesday, Nov. 20 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. More than 65 third-year Business Management students will have 10 booths on display to represent the amazing work they do every day for select organizations in the community.

Among the Social Enterprise groups the students have been assisting over the past three months are:
                       Bridges to Hope                                                 Home Again Furniture
                       Choices for Youth                                              School Lunch Association
                       Community Sector Council of NL                Single Parent Association of NL
                       First Light                                                             Stella’s Circle
                       Habitat for Humanity                              ~ Live Sustainably Inc.

Bernadette Coady, MBO’s Social Enterprise Co-ordinator, is pleased with the work that has been accomplished between the students, her organization and the partnering groups.

“Social enterprises are doing great work in our community,” said Coady. “This partnership between MBO and CNA was created with a view to bringing more awareness to social enterprise and how important it is for the future of our businesses, community organizations, and our future leaders. The booths at this fair will enable the students to display what they have learned over the past three months. We are excited to hear what they have to say.”

Stephen Warren, Dean of CNA’s School of Business & Information Technology, said the college welcomes any opportunity to collaborate with local organizations to give students hands-on learning experiences that they can later apply to future career paths.

“Social entrepreneurship skills help strengthen the knowledge and abilities of our students, who will be the future leaders in our communities,” said Warren. “Pairing these students with social enterprise organizations is mutually beneficial – the organization can improve their ability to strategically plan their missions, while the students can help them to develop these plans and assist in enhancing and delivering the commitments of those missions.”

To register for the fair, click here.
For more information about CNA’s Business Management program, visit:
For more information about MBO, visit:

Media contacts:

Bernadette Coady
Social Enterprise Co-ordinator
Metro Business Opportunities

Michelle Barry
Communications Manager
College of the North Atlantic