The Centre for Community Partnerships presents a series of panel discussions focused on how nonprofit organizations are responding to important community issues. Join us to learn from their experiences and find out what we can do take action and support change.
Open to all U of T students
How The Program Works
These student-facilitated online panels are open to all students who are interested in learning more about organizations in the nonprofit sector, their responses to key issues and how you can get involved.
Each panel or interview will end with a question period for students to contribute to the conversation.
Upcoming Community Talks
Engaging Youth During the Pandemic
Nonprofit organizations are critical in supporting the extracurricular development of youth around the city. Through creative writing workshops, STEM clubs, or mentorship programs, each organization offers unique opportunities for youth to stay engaged.
Advocacy through Education
Education is one of the strongest drivers of social mobility and is strongly tied to future success. Learn how two nonprofit organizations are working to educate and mentor youth who have been involved with the criminal justice system, and how they pivoted their programming in the pandemic.
This panel will feature community experts from Amadeusz, a non-profit organization supporting young incarcerated people in pursuing education, and Shift Happens, a coaching program that helps young individuals nurture core skills of social and emotional intelligence, goal setting, and more.
Challenges and Opportunities in Virtual Education During the Pandemic
The global pandemic forced many education-focused organizations and institutions to drastically restructure their programming. While online teaching has provided some new opportunities for learners, the virtual learning environment has also exposed inequities in our education system.
In an interview with Anna Tran, Co-Founder and Director of Operations at the Parsec Youth Network, we will discuss how tutoring programs pivoted to virtual delivery. Join us to hear about the experiences of learners accessing tutoring services today, ways nonprofit education organizations are supporting learners in the pandemic, and how we can support systemic change.
Ageism, Person-Centered Care and Intergenerational Solidarity
The aged face many stereotypes in society that negatively impact their health and well-being. Kensington Health’s Second Mile Club provides innovative programming that attends to their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs to create more equitable outcomes for the elderly.
In an interview with Rebecca Buttigieg, Program Coordinator at Kensington Health, we will learn about the organization’s holistic person-centered approach and the challenges of delivering programming online in a pandemic. We will also explore what intergenerational solidarity means and what we can do to better include older adults in society.
Register for Community Talks on the CLNx. Registration links coming soon!