Enactus Lambton Receives $100,000 in Funding from RBC in Support of Community and Youth Empowerment Projects

SARNIA, December 13, 2019 – A meaningful contribution in support of Lambton College’s Enactus team on behalf of RBC will allow the internationally acclaimed student group to build on the resounding success of their community and youth empowerment projects.

The $100,000 in funding, announced today at the College, will be used to support two of Enactus Lambton’s latest projects: One Future, and One Circle.

One Future is programming designed to empower local elementary and high school students through entrepreneurship and social justice workshops. The One Circle program is a spin-off of the group’s world-renowned One Seed project, and has been culturally tailored to work in partnership with First Nations communities across Canada to address issues like business development, food stability, and clean water.

“With their innovative solutions, caring nature and commitment to creating sustainable change, Enactus Lambton is poised to bring our One Seed project home,” says Rob Kardas, Vice-President, Student Services & Community Engagement, Lambton College. “Their collaborative work with First Nations communities will be ground-breaking, and on behalf of Lambton College, I extend my gratitude to RBC for contributing to such an outstanding student group.”

The $100,000 investment comes courtesy of the RBC Future Launch initiative, which constitutes a 10-year and $500 million commitment to preparing young Canadians for a rapidly changing job market.

While the funding will go far in broadening the impact of the One Future and One Circle projects, RBC’s support extends beyond financial contributions with their own employees assisting with program delivery.

“Not only is RBC’s funding helping to spur our growth and widen our reach, but the content they are providing to our programs has been instrumental in our success,” says Megan Rizzo, Coordinator, Enactus Lambton.

Enactus Lambton is the reigning Enactus Canada National Champion, having taken the title in 2018 and 2019. The team also captured the Enactus World Cup in 2018, with a second-place finish in 2019. They remain the first Canadian college to ever win national and global Enactus competitions. These titles, as well as a number of other prestigious awards, were earned with the renowned One Seed Project that created a sustainable middle class in rural Zambia.

About Enactus

Recognized as the country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada empowers post-secondary students to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,400 post-secondary students led 267 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast.


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


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