The CCP partners with non-profit, community and public sector organizations. We help build their capacity to serve clients, enhance existing programs and develop new ones. We link student groups and academic courses to support community-based organizations.
We link students to community-identified and community-engaged experiences.
Non-profit, public sector and community organizations in the GTA and Peel Region
How The Program Works
Either party can initiate partnerships between your agency and U of T through the CCP. The CCP may approach your organization with a proposal–from a community-engaged learning course or an extra-curricular program.
The CCP also welcomes project or placement ideas from community organizations. While we cannot guarantee that we can create a new partnership, we will carefully review your project idea. We’ll make our best efforts to find the right course or co-curricular program for you to partner with.
Community organizations offer student placements or projects that relate to students’ course content.
Curricular community-engaged learning, ideally, benefits both the student(s) and the community agency. Your organization benefits from having students work on projects. Students benefit from the opportunity to connect theory and practice.
Usually, the CCP will approach your agency with a partnership proposal from a course instructor. An example of an academic service learning course is NEW342 – Theory and Praxis in Food Security. Co-Curricular community-engaged learning is more than volunteering. It focuses on community-identified priorities and projects. It includes structured training and critical reflection for students. Students attend training workshops, to prepare them to actively address community challenges.
The CCP also asks students to reflect on their learning experiences. This lets them draw deeper meaning from their community work. It may include social, cultural, ethical and political dimensions. Your organization benefits from well-trained students. Students learn through leadership for social change, community development, and deep engagement.
Contact Rebecca Wolfe, Coordinator, Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Students Are Saying1 votes
As a nonprofit, we are a small team and it was very helpful having such dedicated students coming to help out while also learning about our work.