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Enactus St. Lawrence College wins regional award

2015-03-11, 1:23 PM

Enactus St. Lawrence College was awarded a Regional Champion for the Capital One Financial Education Challenge hosted by Enactus Canada in Mississauga on March 9, 2015.

The team’s projects, Manage Your Money (MY$) and Food Cents (Slow Cookers for Kids & Recipes for an Empty Wallet), were presented as a collaborative approach to tackle financial insecurity. As presented at the National Conference on Financial Literacy, these programs illustrate the inherent link between food and financial security. Competing teams included Brock University, Concordia University, Sheridan College, Queen’s University and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

The SLC presentation team included students Evan O'Connor, Kate Armstrong, Rob Waddle and Sylvia Hughes.  We are especially proud that this team is represented by multiple disciplines including the School of Business and Culinary Program. The students represented the team and the community with the utmost professionalism.

Students were joined by Slow Cookers for Kids’ community partners, Dan Hendry and Jason Quenneville from the Limestone District School Board.  "Given the innovation of the various community-based projects from ENACTUS chapters across Eastern Canada, it is humbling to see our Slow Cookers for Kids project take first place," says Dan Hendry, Sustainable Initiatives Coordinator, Limestone District School Board. "I am proud of our students, our staff, our St. Lawrence College and ENACTUS partners, and everyone else in the community who supported this most worthwhile project. It will be exciting to see this project compete at the national level."

Enactus St. Lawrence College is hosting a Community Showcase Event March 26, 2015, at 5:30 pm, where the award winning presentation and projects will be highlighted. All are welcome and urged to see the fantastic work the teams have done throughout the year.

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With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 70,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.

Media Information:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca