With the help of DECA Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute (KCVI), the Kingston Financial Literacy Partnership, and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, we host a day of experiential learning for 200 grade 7 & 8 students.
College and high school volunteers, together with an industry professional, deliver fun and engaging hands-on sessions for various financial literacy topics.
Participants learn how to grocery shop on a budget, decipher between wants and needs, set goals, save and invest, prevent and detect fraud, use technological resources and apps, and budget in today’s instantaneous world.
Young Women Innovators Conference
The Young Women Innovators Conference (YWIC) offers grade 7 & 8 women from various school boards in our community the opportunity to gather at St. Lawrence College for a day of fast-paced and dynamic innovation.
Our team of college student volunteers, partnered with two dozen female community leaders, offer these young women education, mentorship, female role models, and the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship first-hand. We encourage these young women to not limit themselves and to take advantage of the wide world which awaits them, resulting in a more confident, innovative and adaptable mindset.
Manage Your Money
Taking control of personal finances is a real challenge, especially for young people entering adulthood. This program prepares students and crown wards in our community to efficiently and effectively face their financial responsibilities by following the key pillars of financial independence. This is achieved by providing valuable information and solutions for common situations, such as budgeting, cost of living, banking and planning for the future. Participants increase their financial literacy skills and become more confident to overcome any potential future challenges.
With the help of our community partners, Enactus SLC participates in various food bank and fundraising events.
Halloween Harvest is a food bank fundraiser, where Enactus SLC and Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) students work together to collect food and monetary donations from local neighborhoods for the Partners in Mission Food Bank.
The Winter Coat Drive helps Kingstonians in need stay warm and toasty during the winter months. Our team collects gently used or new winter coats and accessories donated by students, staff, and faculty. These items are then collected and sent to Hotel Dieu Hospital who distributes them to those in need.
Our team doesn’t just support our community; we do anything we can to help people from around the world! Through our connections with Cathy Cleary, our team has raised nearly $2000 selling calendars and journals in which all proceeds were donated in support of the Tchukudu Women's Training Center in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Made possible with a grant provided by Scotiabank, On Board tackles issues by laying a foundation for success for the Syrian newcomers in Kingston. We developed a program which addressed employability, aid in finding housing and jobs, and allowed them to pursue language classes, all by addressing the need for affordable transportation.
With the support of Kingston Transit and the Kingston Community Health Centre's Kingston Immigration Partnership, Enactus SLC, ran a transit orientation for Syrian newcomers facilitated entirely in Arabic.
On Board also contains a follow-up to the transit orientation, bringing Syrians to St. Lawrence College. Here we aim to address their concerns and remove barriers they may associate with pursuing educational opportunities here in Canada, such as enrolling in language classes or completing an apprenticeship.
Manage Your Energy
Impacting the environment around us is sometimes as simple as turning off your lights. Energy conservation is not only good for the environment, it is something that everyone can do.
In our fun and interactive workshops, our clean energy experts teach you life hacks to significantly reduce your utility bill, reduce emissions and create a sustainable future.
Grounds to Heat is a program where we transform coffee ground waste into energy, reducing greenhouse gases in the process. Methane gas and run-off fluids are released during the decomposition process. Our team collects the coffee ground waste which then goes through a pelleting process, creating biomass pellets. This product will then be used as a biomass fuel source.
Using coffee waste as a biomass fuel source, not only diverts waste from landfills, it also offsets the need to use conventional fossil fuels as a heat source. We collect the coffee waste from around the St. Lawrence College Kingston campus, and our industry partners, Green City Initiative’s and Robinson Innovations, collect and pelletize the waste.
Recipes for an Empty Wallet
Recipes for an Empty Wallet is a food and financial literacy program that aims to improve the quality of students’ eating habits by assuring their capability to purchase healthy grocery choices on a tight budget. This program consists of a recipe book, comprehensive workshops and video tutorials developed by our culinary specialists.
Recipes for an Empty Wallet explains how you can make the $7.49 per day food budget and still eat nutritious and delicious meals. All of the recipes in our cookbook meet with the Canadian Food Guide requirements.
Slow Cookers for Kids, was developed with the goal to address food literacy; by teaching students to cook with healthy foods, they hope to make them aware of how their food choices impact their health, environment, and budget.
Burger Club focuses on the same key educational factors as Slow Cookers for Kids but targets one of the students’ favorite foods – the burger. Participating students are invited to the professional kitchens at St. Lawrence College. Students are given the choice to make one of several different burgers that address unique dietary needs. All of these choices come with their own set of job requirements. During the sessions, the students make their own burger with a culinary mentor completely from scratch. The students are taught how to grind the meat and make the buns, condiments and side dishes to accompany their burger – skills that they can use to make many other dishes at home.