Community Engagement

Community Engagement


Lambton College – A Sarnia-Lambton Partner

Lambton College is a proud supporter of the Sarnia-Lambton community. As an educational institution, it is important to collaborate with businesses, community organizations, and residents to ensure that we know what the community needs of our graduates and so that our graduates have strong ties to the community in which they’ve studied.


Student Success Story

Upon moving to Canada, Gagandeep Kaur enrolled in the Advanced Health Care & Leadership program at Lambton College. With her previous education (Bachelor of Science - Nursing), she was able to work part-time as a Personal Support Worker at a retirement home and as a Security Guard at Hughes Intelligence Security Ltd while she familiarized herself with the Sarnia community.

Her dream was to become a Registered Nurse and upon graduating she was able to take her CPNRE licensing exam and became a Registered Practical Nurse.

A headshot of Gagandeep Kaur.

Kaur is now working as an independent contractor with CareCan Health Services and has also secured a part-time RPN position at Marshall Gowland Manor - Long-Term Care Home.

"Sarnia is a small beautiful city with amazing services and surroundings like Centennial Park, Canatara Beach, and the Bluewater Bridge," said Kaur. "Most importantly, is the Sarnia Sikh Society which is a local organization and a great place to pray, meet community people, build connections, and volunteer."

Community Actions

As part of our commitment to being an active participant in making Sarnia-Lambton a community of growth, innovation, and collaboration, we have recently implemented the following community partnerships that benefit our students and our community members.

Women in Technology & Trades

Through the Women in Technology & Trades group, women who work in the trades come together once a month to support one another, network, and share experiences. Alumni, faculty and staff have an opportunity each year to attend a final retreat at Camp-Ak-O-Mak where they use their skills to repair and maintain the camp grounds. The final retreat is hosted by Ontario Colleges and other sponsors and is a great opportunity for team building and support while the women contribute greatly to their community.

An image of women welding a sign together on table outside
Students and faculty posing for photo in front of Community Crime Unit van outside.

Sarnia Police Partnership – Community Crime Unit

As part of our commitment to being an active participant in making Sarnia-Lambton a community of growth, innovation, and collaboration, we have recently implemented the following community partnerships that benefit our students and our community members.

Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton

Over the years, Lambton College has developed a strong relationship with Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton by providing students for placements. Through these placement opportunities, students in the Office Administration, Child & Youth Care, and Social Service Worker programs have developed programs that only exist because of the additional resources these placements bring to Big Brothers – Big Sisters. Because of this, our community has access to programs like GO Girls, Game ON and Let’s Go Guys & Girls.

A lifestyle photo of two students, one with dark hair and the other with blonde hair, sitting on a bench outside on campus grounds. They are smiling and holding an iPad.
Sarnia Sting hockey team entering the ice rink.

Sarnia Sting Partnership

Both domestic and international students can help with game-day operations, community outreach, and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) events through a partnership with Sarnia Sting and Lambton College. This partnership provides students in both the Sports & Recreation Management and Sports Business Management programs with real-world experiences and responsibilities while supporting the community.


How you can Engage with Lambton College

Are you a community member, business, or organization that has an innovative idea or a collaborative opportunity? Or maybe you’d just like to find out how you can support an initiative we’re already working on?

We welcome ideas that can help us provide real-world opportunities for our students while also supporting the community we live and work in.

Ways to Collaborate


Our students greatly benefits from a variety of donations whether you make a cash donation or a gift-in-kind, sponsor an event, or donate time or mentorship. Ensuring our graduates are ready for what comes next is a team effort between the college and community that houses our students.

Partner with Us

Do you have an experiential learning idea that could provide students with real-world experiences while also benefiting the Sarnia-Lambton community? We’d love to hear about it.

Research Opportunities

If you’re business or organization has research opportunities, we’d be happy to discuss an opportunity to collaborate.

Hire a Co-op Student

Help provide our students with real-world experiences that allow them to apply what they've learned in the classroom.

Schools & Classrooms

As an educational institution, we are always available to come to your school or classroom – no matter the grade level – to talk about careers, college programs, and subject-specific topics. Reach our to us and we can develop any number of presentations to help your students find their way to success in the future.

Sarnia-Lambton Immigration Taskforce

Be a part of growing, diversifying, and strengthening Sarnia-Lambton's approach to immigration that focuses on supporting international students on their journey to permanent residency and attracting skilled worker immigrants and their families who can help drive economic growth and sustainability.