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Enactus MHC

Changing lives through entrepreneurship

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to making the world a better place through entrepreneurial action. Its network exists in over 1700 universities across 36 countries, with over 70,500 students that participating annually.

Here at Medicine Hat College, Enactus MHC is a community of student, academic, and business leaders.  Enactus MHC’s goal is to make Medicine Hat a better place to live using entrepreneurship. Follow us on Twitter @EnactusMHC or find us on Facebook.


SOS Mental Health Day: March 30

Mental health in Medicine Hat is a growing concern and Enactus MHC wants to make a difference. The SOS (Students TO Students) Mental Health Day is an opportunity for students to participate in workshops, sessions, and a panel discussion and share their experiences with others. Attend in person, or click the button below to join events virtually!

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Keynote: How to Live Well During Difficult Times
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room F156

In this talk, author and college mental health specialist, Josh Rivedal talks about his life and time in college in a visceral format that creates an emotional connection to the powerful message that it’s okay to talk about mental health and that it’s possible to live mentally well in during difficult times and beyond. Josh will cover: what mental health is and is not, coping skills, what depression and anxiety is and how we can cope with either or both, how to reframe failure, how to help oneself or a friend if in a mental health breakdown, and finding and cultivating hope during difficult times. For more info, visit www.iampossibleproject.com.

First Session Set
Time: 11:00-12:00
Crowfoot Room

Stress and Coping Jeopardy - Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
This includes learning about different forms of self-care, coping, and stress management. Playing the game always leads to good conversation!

Sharing Circle - David Restoule, MHC
This is a traditional circle of sharing experience that opens with a smudge, invocation, introductions and a song. Discussion will follow around issues we all face.

David has been the Indigenous Student Support Specialist at MHC since 2019 and has a diploma in Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention, as well as years of experience in this area. David is a knowledge keeper and has worked alongside Elders for more than 14 years as an Ozhkawbewis helping conduct ceremonies, fire-keeping and participating in various Ceremonies. David has a passion for culture ceremonies, language, and traditional ways of healing. He is Anishinaabe(Ojibway) from O’Kikendawt (Dokis First Nation) and N’Bisiing (Nipissing First Nation) near Sudbury and North Bay, Ontario. Medicine Hat has been his home since May 2016 when he moved here to be closer with his two grandsons.

Lunch
Time: 12:00-1:00

If students participate in one of the two sessions in person they will receive an agenda and receive information on how to get a free lunch from the MHC cafeteria.

Panel Discussion
Time: 1:00-2:00
Crowfoot Room

Students will have the opportunity to tune in, or join us in person as we ask a group of diversified panel members our most crucial questions about mental health.

On the Panel:

  • Shelby Bach,MHC Rattler
  • David Restoule, Indigenous Support Specialist
  • Marie Want, Manager, Mental Health & Counselling
  • Levi Stafford

Second Session Set
Time: 2:00-3:00
Crowfoot Room

Self Care Scavenger Hunt - CMHA
Working in teams, students will locate various campus locations and perform a stress relief/self-care activity (deep breathing, complete a puzzle, stretching/yoga pose, mindfulness, pop bubble wrap, etc.) to collect their clue/item. After the activities are complete, they will use their clues/items to make something related to stress & self-care.

Circle of Courage & Kipmatsowin - Darrell Willier
A First Nations perspective combined with psychology will guide participants through the different stages of life, promoting positive mental health and well-being through good choices and expectations. In this presentation, we will cover the four areas associated with the Circle of Courage & Kipmatsowin (Belonging, Mastery of Knowledge, Independence & Generosity). Be prepared to be an active audience member.

Darrell Willier is a Cree man from Sucker Creek First Nations of north-west Alberta, located near Lesser Slave Lake. He has been in the education system for 32+ years since graduating from university. In Fall of 2018, Darrell and his wife moved to Medicine Hat where he is currently employed with Medicine Hat Public School Division as the First Nations, Metis & Inuit Education Coordinator.


Enactus Projects

YEP logo

The Young Entrepreneur Program teaches elementary, middle, and high-school students about entrepreneurship. Throughout our program, students learn about product design, market research, how to build a business plan, budgeting and marketing, as well as giving students the opportunity to be approved for a loan by pitching their products at our version of Dragon’s Den.  At the end of our program, students sell their manufactured products at a trade show, allowing them to repay their loan, learn to give back by donating a small percentage to charity, and keeping the profits.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YEP

My Generation LogoProject My Generation focuses on preventing the spread of white-nose syndrome in the little brown bat population.  This disease is causing them to become endangered which impacts the agricultural industry.  Our solution to this problem is to build and sell bat houses, which gives the bats a safe place to hibernate which slows the spread of the disease.

StART Up logoProject stARTup provides local students with art and business skills to help them generate an income upon graduation from high school.  This 6-week program teaches participants various forms of art including sketching, acrylic, and watercolor painting, as well as how to build a personal brand and run a business so that they can then sell their art.

Square Roots logoThe Square Roots Token Program aims to address food waste and food insecurity within our community.  It connects all community members together through a $5 token. This program helps maximize participating restaurants revenue while reducing their food waste and provides inexpensive, quality meals for customers.  One token = one meal.  

Program materials courtesy of Enactus St. Mary’s.

To Bee Continued logoTo Bee Continued is a project that aims to create habitats for natural bee species while simultaneously educating the community about bees and their preservation. We have learned that bees such as the alfalfa leafcutter and the alkali bees are critical to local agriculture because they play an essential role in the pollination process, however many of these species are close to extinction. Therefore, we are working with environmental reclamation students to research optimal living environments and create solutions for our little buzzing friends.

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Contact Us

Enactus MHC

Faculty Advisor
Darren Howes dhowes@mhc.ab.ca

Twitter handle:
@EnactusMHC

http://enactus.org/