We Emphasize "COMMUNITY" in "Community College"

community engagement

Two reports tabled before the college’s Board of Governors during its February 28th meeting indicate that the school has fully returned to its pre-pandemic level of involvement with community projects and charitable endeavours.

The “Community Engagement” updates were furnished by President Patti France and Vice-President of College Communications and Community Relations John Fairley.

The reports covered projects that the college as an institution and its various organizations (such as the Student Representative Council, Saints Student Athletic Association and Alumni Association) have been involved with, and the volunteer activities of individual college employees and students.

In both cases, the reports were pages and pages long, demonstrating St. Clair’s community-minded mindset.

The institutional activity update, for instance, highlighted such involvements as these:

In April 2022, the college continued its annual sponsorship of FIRST Robotics Canada, which was established in 2001 to inspire Canadian high school and elementary school students to pursue further studies and careers in science, technology and engineering. It pursues its mission primarily by offering opportunities for students, working in teams and assisted by expert adult mentors, to build robots and to participate in competitive tournaments ...

... St. Clair once again sponsored the “Hero for A Day” program at Marlborough Grade School in West Windsor. Executives from the SRC and SSAA joined President France in partnering with the United Way’s “Summer Eats for Kids” program, which provides children and families in Windsor-Essex County with a week’s worth of nutritious snacks, fresh fruits, vegetables and books. The program ran all summer at six school locations across the community ...

... The annual Suicide Awareness Walk for the community was held again at the St. Clair College SportsPlex. All funds raised support programs at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Windsor. The two- and five-kilometre walk began at the SportsPlex and proceeded through the trails around the Herb Gray Parkway. St. Clair College, the SRC, SSAA and Alumni Association were pleased to present the CMHA with a cheque for $5,000.

Again, those were just three paragraphs of a multi-page list of community activities.

Likewise the report about individual staffers’ and students’ involvement as volunteers and/or board members of local organizations took up approximately a dozen pages of the Board’s agenda, and covered almost every charitable, sports and recreation, social-service, environmental, health-care and youth-related organization in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. The graphic at the top of this story is a sample from that report.


• The nine-month financial update: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/college-track-another-sizeable-surplus

• Cancelled and suspended programs: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/st-clair-packs-away-its-golf-clubs

• Student Services and “Soft Skills”: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/sr-clair-shows-its-softer-skilled-side

• The past year of beautifying campuses: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/knowledge-skills-beauty-weve-got-it-all

• Research and Development expands at St. Clair: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/rd-expanding-significantly-st-clair

• College expands online offerings: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/online-course-development-exceeds-goal