Do you, your campus club, or organization engage in community, civic participation, social justice or equity issues?

Does your work support communities through volunteer opportunities, community-engaged learning, or other direct engagement? 

If the answer is yes, see what opportunities our office can offer you!

 

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Student and Alumni Advisory Committee Apply to be part of the Student and Alumni Advisory Committee
Community Days Get involved in creating social change
Community-Engaged Initiatives Grants Apply for $1000 grant for learning project that engages with the community
Training & development Get support from experienced CCP Staff
One-on-one meetings Get help connecting with the community
CCR validation Get your club CCR-validated!
Contact us Contact Cherrie Kwok at cherrie.kwok@utoronto.ca

CCP Student and Alumni Advisory Committee

The Centre for Community Partnerships is looking for students to serve on our Student and Alumni Advisory Committee. 

The Committee will have regularly scheduled meetings four times per year. The chair and members will serve a two-year term.

 

The CCP Student and Alumni Advisory Committee provides input to the direction of the CCP on the following (but not limited to):

  • On-going and new initiatives at the CCP
  • Effectiveness of programs and services offered at the CCP
  • Recommendations for next steps to enhance community engagement and community-based learning opportunities at the University of Toronto

 

Committee members will also have to opportunity to be a part of the CCP’s Community-Engaged Initiative Grant Review Committee and CCP Advisory Council.

Committee Members

The CCP Student and Alumni Advisory Committee is comprised of:

  • One student co-chair
  • One staff co-chair
  • 12 to 15 members

 

Meeting Times

The 2019-2020 meetings are scheduled for the following times. Dinner will be served.

Committee members are expected to attend all meetings (there is an option to join virtually if you cannot make it in person).

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, January 24, 2020, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 20, 2020, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

 

Apply for the CCP Student and Alumni Advisory Committee 

Applications are now open. Please apply before August 23, 2019.

For questions or further information, please contact Cherrie Kwok at cherrie.kwok@utoronto.ca

Community Days

Community Days is a monthly program (a few hours, half a day or a full day) for U of T students to get involved and take action for social change. Community Days involve going off campus and entering communities or welcoming community leaders and members on campus. If this will be your first time working with a local community organization or if you’ve been involved before, you are welcome to join our collective effort to make a positive contribution to the City of Toronto… one day at a time!

This is a great opportunity to meet other students, student leaders and club executives who are interested in gaining hands-on volunteering experience and engaging the community.

Community Days summary:

  • Approx. ten U of T students participate in each Community Day.
  • Each Community Day is preceded by a short day-of orientation.
  • Each Community Day involves a follow up reflection activity. This can be a short discussion at the end of the day and/or a series of reflection questions sent in the following days (via email).
  • Volunteers spend 2-3 hours to participate in the project for a Community Day.
  • The program happens once a month, starting in September (except during exam months: December and April).
  • Registration is required every month.
  • All Community Days are Co-Curricular Record (CCR) validated once reflection responses are received.
  • Transportation will be provided.

See more info about Community Days.

Community-Engaged Initiatives Grants

If you or your club have a great idea for a learning project that engages with the community you may be eligible to receive a $1000 grant towards your project. 

Find more details about eligibility criteria and application instructions for this grant

Training & development

CCP Staff have diverse educational, community-based and lived experiences that strengthen their work with diverse communities and community organizations. 

We are inspired by learning opportunities and are interested in sharing our experiences. Our office can support your club’s passion for community engagement through workshops, facilitation and resources that speak directly to community contexts.

If you are interested in receiving support for your club or organization, contact us to arrange a meeting.

One-on-one meetings

Our co-curricular team can help you connect and engage with the community and help you dig deeper on community-engagement projects. 

The co-curricular team can also help you plan and prepare community-engaged learning activities or connect your group to relevant opportunities and partnerships. 

CCR validation

Clubs are eligible to receive CCR validation. In order to receive validation, you must have a U of T Faculty or Staff member to serve as their validator. 

The CCP staff can help support your club's co-curricular record validation process. In order to receive CCR validation, your club must align with the CCP's missions and values

Additional resources: 

Contact us

For questions or further information, please contact Cherrie Kwok at cherrie.kwok@utoronto.ca.