The Centre for Community Partnerships presents Community Talks, a series of four panel discussions focused on how nonprofit organizations are responding to the pandemic and what we can learn from their experiences.
Program EligibilityOpen 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 the pandemic and how to get involved in the future.
Each panel or interview will conclude with a question period for students to contribute to the conversation.
Thank you to our Community Action Project Assistants: Ahmad Khan, Claire Latosinsky, Leslie Mutoni and Mika Wee.
Please email Catie Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Register for Community Talks on the CLNx at the links below:
Thursday, February 4 from 6 – 7 p.m. EST
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.
Tuesday, February 9 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. EST
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.
Friday, February 12 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. EST
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.
Community Talk 4: 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.
Registration link coming soon!