Finding the Balance: Establishing and Sustaining Ethical Partnerships

May 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hart House, Debates Room & Music Room

The CCP Institute is an annual meeting of faculty and staff from across the University in order to explore Community-Engaged Teaching and Research. Its purpose is to facilitate collective learning about partnerships in Community Engaged Learning and Research (CEL/R). We hope to connect individuals and community organizations who already in engage in CEL/R with those who are interested in participating. 

The morning workshop, led by Anne Gloger of the Centre for Connected Communities, will explore ways to build and strengthen partnerships between the community and the University, especially in relationship to Community Engaged Learning and Community Engaged Research. Topics covered will include reciprocity and sustainability of relationships over time.

The concurrent sessions in the afternoon will highlight funding opportunities for community-engaged research, Indigenous approaches to partnerships, university approaches to partnership development and more!

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Boomgaardt, Lead Coordinator, Academic Initiatives at

Workshops & Panels


Morning Workshop

Community-University Collaborations that Work

Anne Gloger, Founding Director, East Scarborough Storefront and Principal, centre for Connected Communities (C3)

Umema Sharafali, Coordinator of Learning Opportunities at the Centre for Connected Communities (C3)


Afternoon Panels

Funding Opportunities for Community-University Research Partnerships

Jillian Hatnean, Account Manager, Mitacs Inc.

Steven Hermans, Partnership Development Officer

Suzanne Jaeger, Funded Research Officer


Brokering Partnerships: Tri-Campus Perspectives

Lily Abediny, Assistant Director, Employer Recruitment and Engagement

Rena Banwait, Manager, Experiential Education

Lara Muldoon, Senior Partnerships, Engagement and Projects Officer

Kimberley Tull, Director, Community Development & Engagement



"Research as Restitution and Redress:" The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in the Development of Ethical, Sustainable Research Relationships

Jill Carter, Assistant Professor, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies; Transitional Year Programme & Indigenous Studies

Sylvia Plain, Community Ambassador, Water Walker, Researcher, Birch Bark Canoe Building Apprentice and Founder of the Great Lakes Canoe Journey


Establishing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-Engaged Learning and Research Courses: Faculty and Community Partner Perspectives

Michelle Arnot, Associate Professor, Teaching Associate Chair, Undergraduate Education Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Iona Frost, Director, Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Toronto

Bettina von Lieres, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, UTSC

Linzi Manicom, Senior Lecturer, Community Engaged Learning Coordinator

Joanne McKiernan, Associate Executive Director, Volunteer Toronto

Rebecca Chevalier, Parkdale Project Read

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