By Yin Yot, CCP Work Study Student, ARW Project Leader Assistant The first community kitchen of the year was a powerful experience. This was the first one I had ever attended, and to be honest, I had no idea what to expect going into it. I walked in armed with a tupperware, a hair tie, and an… Continue reading Recap: First Community Kitchen-Tuesdays at Hart House
"We picked up 100+ cigarette butts in 1 hour!!! It was inspiring to see over 150 students come out (on a super super hot day) to support this event. The shoreline cleanup is a reminder that the garbage that was not picked up by us would have travelled to the water and other natural animal… Continue reading Recap: Shoreline Cleanup 2017
By Marie Wee, CCP Work Study Student, Seniors Project Program Assistant I first became involved with the Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) through their Alternative Reading Week Program (ARW) last February. I volunteered as a student participant with 3 other U of T students at Frontier College. This experience allowed us to reflect on the… Continue reading Recap: CAPS Orientation 2017
Hello beautiful people, This is your new "Promotions and Communications Assistant" Iris here 🙂 I'd like to use our very first blog post of the year to introduce you to our amazing 2017-2018 team! Meet our team! 1. Can't wait for fall! Love it! 2. I'm a big nerd. Doctor Who, Marvel, board games 3. You can… Continue reading Meet our new 2017-2018 team!
by Cheng-En (Anthony) Huang This short reflection piece is submitted to the Centre for Community Partnerships at the University of Toronto, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the alternative reading week project, 2017. At first, I found out and decided to join ARW for the unique experiences it appears to offer for… Continue reading Health: Right or Commodity?
by: Elise St. Germain and Gabriele Simmons, CEL placement students at the Toronto and York Region Métis Council The story of how it is that Elise and I found ourselves in a community-engaged learning class is an interesting one. Interesting too is how it is that our placement organization, the Toronto and York Region Métis… Continue reading Storying Together, a Storytelling Event
by Elliot Campbell I signed up for the Youth Mentorship Program last fall because I liked what I saw in the short blurb about it that filtered through my email account. It said that there was an opportunity to invest in the success of a group of young students in a disadvantaged area of Toronto, not… Continue reading Youth mentorship: worth investing in
By Aubyn O'Grady With support from the University of Toronto Centre for Community Partnerships Community-Engaged Initiative Grant, The League of Lady Wrestlers (LOLW) founder Big Jody Mufferaw(AubynO’Grady) along with three other wrestlers: SHREEEEKA, The Stinker, and Helga Hysteria, visited the GLOW club on February 24, 2016 at the Rosedale Day School to present a wrestling… Continue reading The League of Lady Wrestlers
Join the CCP for two great events over the next few weeks!! #ShowMeYourID March 30th from 630-830 at Innis Town Hall, come and join in a night of conversation surrounding the movement to end carding in the City of Toronto. With four amazing panelists, Akio Maroon, Chair of the Board of Directors at Maggie's Toronto Sex… Continue reading #ShowMeYourID and A Crash-Course in Electoral Reform
By Bethany Davis On February 16th, and until the 18th, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Alternative Reading Week program at the University of Toronto. My assigned mission was to make an impact on the youth that enjoy spending time at a local community center, by creating a few posters that paid tribute… Continue reading Student Voices: ARW For Youth Initiative