Hubs for Clubs are networks for like-minded groups to connect to other groups as well as a faculty/staff/department Hub Host. Hubs are designed to encourage dialogues and inspire opportunities for networking and collaboration.

The St. George Campus is home to over 900 individual campus organizations and the Hub will allow groups to know about the various projects and resources other student organizations and services have. Through dialogue and sharing, student organizations will identify areas for collaboration, working together and sharing the valuable resources on campus.

Contents

COEN Hosted by the Centre for Community Partnerships
Environment Hosted by UTERN (University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network)
Arts and creative Hosted by Hart House
Faith and spirituality Hosted by the Multi-Faith Centre
International & global Hosted by Centre for International Experience
Sexual & Gender Diversity Hosted by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
Cultural Club Network Hosted by Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office
Career Club Hub Hosted by the Career Centre
21 Sussex Clubhouse Hosted by Office of Student Life, Clubs and Leadership Development

Community Outreach & Engagement Network (COEN)

Hosted by the Centre for Community Partnerships

Who should join: All groups interested in or doing work that involves social justice, community engagement, service-learning or volunteering.

About us: The Community Engagement and Outreach Network is organized through the Centre for Community Partnerships, and meets four times a year. Students have a chance to network with other engaged groups, share information with others, and participate in facilitated discussions.

Contact: Amina Farah amina.farah@utoronto.ca for further information or to join this Hub

Website: www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/ccp/support

Upcoming meeting dates:

The next meeting will be Monday January 8th, between 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, Koffler House (569 Spadina Crescent).

This will give us a chance to go over CEI grants that are due January 26th. Portions of our grants are reserved for COEN groups.

Grant funding, which can range up to a $1000 per project, is contingent upon 2 key factors:

  1. on collaboration between clubs (2 clubs working together on one shared project) and
  2. the project being of value to a community off campus through collaboration with a community organization (we’ll be happy to explain this more in person at meeting!)

Environment and Sustainability

EWG (Environmental Working Groups)

Hosted by UTERN (University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network)

 

Who should join?

Individuals, groups, clubs and services that are passionate about the environment and sustainability and promoting such practices across campus.

 

About Us

UTERN is the University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization that serves as the primary funding body and meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment.

EWG meetings are hosted by UTERN’s Internal Executive Liaison approximately once a month during the academic year. These meetings provide an opportunity for students involved in environment-related clubs or initiatives to connect with UTERN and learn about our services. They are also a forum for student leaders to network within the U of T environmental community and form partnerships or co-ordinate to promote environmentally sustainable practices across all three campuses.

Please note that individuals do not have to be affiliated with an environmental group or club in order to attend EWGs. All are welcome!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/uoftern/

Contact: UTERN's Internal Liaison, utern.toronto@gmail.com

Upcoming Meeting dates: TBD, monthly

Arts and creative

Who should join: Clubs and groups with an artistic/creative focus. This includes performing arts, literary arts, visual arts and music.

About us: The Arts and Culture Hub is an opportunity for arts-, music- and expressive culture-based groups on campus to connect and collaborate around shared interests and activities. Throughout the year we will be networking, skill-building, and exploring unique partnership opportunities to support groups’ engagement, outreach and creative goals.

Contact: TBA

Upcoming dates:

TBA

Faith and spirituality

Hosted by the Multi-Faith Centre

Who should join: Chairs and Presidents of faith-based student organizations

About us: The Faith and Spirituality Hub is organized through the Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice and meets formally twice a year. The Hub provides an opportunity for student leaders of faith-based organizations on campus to network and learn from each other. The Hub also provides a way for the Multi-Faith Centre to learn about and support the needs of faith-based clubs and for the clubs to give input to the programming of the Centre and learn about our services. 

Contact: Richard Chambers at richard.chambers@utoronto.ca for further information or to join this Hub

Website: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf

Upcoming meeting dates: TBD

International experience and global community

Hosted by Centre for International Experience

Who should join: Student clubs and groups with global, international and cultural interests—this can include interests in international experience; international student transition/support; intercultural learning and experiences; and global community.

About us: The International Experience Club Hub is hosted by the Centre for International Experience (CIE) and brings together a variety of like-minded student groups for networking, information sharing, as well as exploring areas for collaboration and skills development/learning.  There will be approximately 4 meetings in the year.

Contact: TBD

Upcoming meeting dates:

TBD

 

Sexual & Gender Diversity

Hosted by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office

Who should join: All student organizations with a Sexual and Gender Diversity focus. The Sexual and Gender Diversity Office has extended invitations to all groups eligible for the Hub.                                 

About us: The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. The Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff and faculty across the University’s three campuses.

Contact: Vi Mac at kathy.mac@utoronto.ca for further information or to join this Hub

Website: http://sgdo.utoronto.ca/

Upcoming meeting dates:

Lead with Pride LGBTQ + Student Leadership Conference: Friday, February 2nd – Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

Register here!

Cultural Club Network

Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office

Who should join: Open to all cultural and faith-based identity clubs

About us: The Cultural Club Network is organized by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO). It provides students with an opportunity to connect with a broad diversity of cultural clubs within the University while learning from one another, networking, collaborating and engaging in critical conversation. The CCN will be launching a pre-filmed interview project with student leaders that will focus on how groups navigate issues of anti-racism, diversity, and building solidarity among different cultural and identity groups on campus.

Website: http://www.antiracism.utoronto.ca

Contact: For further information or to join the hub contact antiracism@utoronto.ca

Upcoming Opportunities

To be featured in our interview project please contact us at antiracism@utoronto.ca

Career Club Hub

Hosted by the Career centre

Who should join: On-campus clubs interested in career/professional development.

About us: The Career Club Hub will be a space for on-campus clubs interested in career and professional development to connect with one another using the Career Centre and its resources. This Hub will invite student groups to collaborate with the Career Centre and each other to ensure career-related events will be well attended by enthusiastic students looking to grow their networks and career exploration capacities. The Career Club Hub will also help the Career Centre understand the professional development needs of student leaders who have an invested interest in career exploration.

Contact: TBD

Upcoming Dates:

TBD

21 Sussex Clubhouse

Hosted by Clubs & Leadership Development

Who should join: All clubs and groups with office space in the 21 Sussex Clubhouse

About us: This Hub will bring together all 50+ clubs and groups with office space in 21 Sussex. The Hub will serve to connect neighbours in the building and create opportunities for collaboration and networking as we build the vibrant community of the Clubhouse.

Occupants in 21 Sussex have certain requirements and expectations to uphold that are listed in your Occupancy Agreement. The Hub is not a replacement for these requirements or for the annual application for space.

Contact: Jennifer Galley at jennifer.galley@utoronto.ca  for further information or to join this Hub

Upcoming meeting dates:

Annual Sussex Open House: October 26, 2017

Fall Mandatory Meeting: September 26, 2017 

Winter Mandatory Meeting: Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:30pm- 7:30pm