Student team earns 2013 national title for efforts to empower women to become more financially independent.

Lambton College - Walmart Women's Economic Empowerment

TORONTO, ON (May 6, 2013) – Lambton College has been named the 2013 Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project National Champion by charitable organization Enactus Canada and proud supporter Walmart Canada Corp. The awards presentation took place at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition today in Toronto.

The Enactus team from Lambton College was named National Champion because of the positive impact they had on vulnerable women in their community through their Employ-Us project.

Employ-Us created an employment readiness program for vulnerable and at risk women. To date, this project has helped 27 women return to work or school and all 32 participants have been empowered to no longer depend on assisted housing and are living independently.

“At Walmart, we’re proud of our focus on women’s economic empowerment,” said Shelley Broader, president and CEO for Walmart Canada. “By strengthening the role of women across our business and supply chain, we will make our company stronger while improving the lives of women and children around the world.”

The Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project was designed to educate and empower women with the skills and confidence necessary to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle and obtain a voice.

“Empowering a woman, empowers her entire family as well as her community,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “We are proud to partner with Walmart Canada to recognize the Enactus Lambton team who dramatically changed the lives of women and their families, who no longer rely on assisted housing as a result of their project.”

The Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project was named at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition, where more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs came together to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

For news throughout the year and competition results during the event, please visit @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit

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