National Champions: Enactus Lambton takes top spot in Canada


May 17, 2018

Enactus Lambton takes top spot in Canada
Enactus Lambton takes top spot in Canada

SARNIA, May 17, 2018 – Once again, Lambton College is a national leader.

The College’s award-winning Enactus team is celebrating victory after being named National Champions at the 2018 Enactus National Exposition, which took place in Toronto this week. The Lambton College team beat out 47 other universities and 20 colleges from across the country to take the top spot.

The three-day event welcomed more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs as they showcased their community outreach projects and business ventures through rounds of live competition.

The Enactus Lambton team wowed the judges with their transformative work changing lives through innovative projects such as One Seed, Hippy Peanut Butter, Cube Zambia, and Strength in Numbers.

“I am incredibly proud of the students and faculty advisors involved with Enactus Lambton and the ways they have demonstrated excellence in the implementation of innovative entrepreneurial activities both at home and in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities,” says Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. “Our students are truly driving global change through leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to building stronger communities around the globe.”

Enactus Lambton won the National Championship for their work transforming rural villages in Zambia through their innovative One Seed Project. Through their presentation, the students outlined how Enactus Lambton was able to help Zambian farmers expand a peanut butter factory in May 2018, and how the success of Hippy Peanut Butter helped establish a business incubator, The Cube Zambia, which launched 20 new businesses in the past year. With the help of Enactus Lambton, peanut sales increased from $300 per hectare to more than $6,000 per hectare, a growth of 20 times the earning potential, and an income six times greater than the Zambian median household income.

Additionally, the factory received orders of 2000 jars of peanut butter per week from a major African grocery chain. Students also taught 312 new Zambian trainers the techniques of no-till farming, while training 1,500 new farmers directly. No-Till trainers assisted an additional 28,500 farmers, creating a profit of over $34,700,000 this year.

Their national title has earned the Enactus Lambton team the chance to represent Canada at the Enactus World Exposition taking place in San Jose, California. The team will head to San Jose, California next to represent Canada and compete against 35 other countries at the Enactus World Cup. They are the first college to represent Canada at this event since the organization’s inception.

For more information on Enactus Canada, go to enactus.ca.


For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca