Lambton College Uses Open Data to Implement International Recruitment Strategy

Over the past ten years, Sarnia-Lambton has experienced a shortage of highly qualified personnel (HQP) and had difficulty maintaining and attracting youth to the community, therefore negatively affecting the local economy. Similarly, Lambton College’s enrollment was affected by the declining population and increased completion from large city colleges. To address these two issues, Lambton College collaborated with local economic…

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Artwalk the Heart of City’s Downtown Core

  For over 10 years, Sarnia Artwalk has been bringing artists, environmentalists, and community members together for a weekend-long festival celebrating the diverse culture and achievements of our community. The annual event is one of the primary contributors to a revived downtown core, which is well regarded as a space of creativity, collaboration, and community. Artists, crafts people, food…

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Improving Our Lives and the World Around Us

  For more than a decade, the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park has served as the link between concept and commerce. The Park, established in 2003 as a joint venture between the County of Lambton, the City of Sarnia, and Western University, has been a key contributor to the movement of an idea or a discovery from the lab bench to…

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Link2Feed Supporting Local Food Banks

  Since 2010, Link2Feed has evolved from being a food bank database to a powerful tool for understanding hunger on the local, regional, national, and international stages. The software allows clients to understand not only who they serve, but how their services are making a difference on the people in their community. Organizations use the software to collect client…

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The Cube Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit in Sarnia-Lambton

  Since its launch in 2015, The Cube has helped more than 20 local businesses get on their feet. The program, offered by Lambton College, looks to cultivate entrepreneurial efforts in our community. Entrepreneurs are provided with a plethora of programs, including seminars, mentorships, business counselling and more, to help them achieve success in the marketplace. Lambton College has…

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Governments of Canada and Ontario join forces to launch BizPaL in Sarnia

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Free online business permit and licence service saves time, cuts red tape and helps entrepreneurs October 2, 2017 – Sarnia, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Starting and running a business in the City of Sarnia just became easier thanks to BizPaL, an online business permit and licence service that saves time spent on paperwork and helps…

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New Website for Citizens to Provide Public Input

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 The City of Sarnia has launched a new website, www.smartsarnia.com, to allow citizens to provide online feedback on City business. The Planning Department and Clerk’s Department are currently active on this site, seeking public input. Within the Planning Department, public feedback is being sought for the Kinsmen Centre, with opportunities for feedback on the Tree By-Law…

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