Support a community organization remotely this winter!
Community Action Groups (CAGs) bring students together to assist local organizations with their priorities and projects. Supported by a student group facilitator and complemented by built-in training, each group of 8-10 students will have 8 weeks in winter 2021 to work on a community-identified question or activity.
Community Action Group members will:
- Meet weekly with their group to collaborate on their projects and attend professional development workshops to supplement learning
- Work on project development, communication, collaboration and facilitation skills
- Engage in dialogue related to social justice, access, inclusion and anti-oppressive approaches to community engagement
- Share strategies for the continued development of a reflective practice
- Build a community of peers with a shared interest in social justice
This program will run remotely and students will be eligible to earn CCR recognition for successful completion.
Program EligibilityAll undergraduate and graduate U of T students affiliated with the St. George campus
How The Program Works
- Register on CLNx using the “Experiential Learning” module.
- Attend a mandatory Equity and Working with Communities orientation session.
- Select your group.
- Attend group meetings, meet your community partner, and complete your project.
- Attend a check-in with CCP staff.
- Share your work with your community partner.
- Attend a reflection and celebration session, where you can meet students in other groups a, learn from others, and think more deeply about your experience.
To earn CCR recognition, you must attend an orientation, participate in your group and attend a reflection and celebration event.
- Register on CLNx using the “Experiential Learning” module. Enroll in “Community Action Groups (CAGs) – Winter 2021”.
- Watch a pre-recorded information session and review the information package.
- Attend a mandatory orientation session on “Equity and Working with Communities”. Instructions to register are available on the Experiential Learning module.
What Students Are Saying2 votes
It’s a unique experience because you get to think of ways you can actively make a difference in the community.
CAGs Participant #1, Summer 2020
It is an amazing opportunity to do something beyond yourself. It forces us to pursue and develop ourselves in the most positive way, especially in these uncertain and turbulent times with the pandemic.
CAGs Participant #2, Summer 2020
It was a great experience to connect with other students remotely and still feel part of a university environment. It also gave me an outlet to think creatively and apply my academic knowledge in my own areas of research.
CAGs Participant #3, Summer 2020