This past Thursday, the 21st of January, the Centre for Community Partnerships celebrated their ten year anniversary! With over 100 friends of the CCP in attendance, it was an amazing night filled with passion, memories and hopes for the future.
With two amazing Mcs, Yusuf Yusuf and Reid Locklin, and amazing speakers the night was definitely a success. University of Toronto President Gertler spoke on behalf of the university and City Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam gave remarks on behalf of the city. The night truly exemplified the beauty university-community partnerships can create.
Created at the event was an interactive art piece by local artist, Jim Bravo. Attendees were able to sign around the painting indicating what their hopes for the CCP for the next 10 years were. Now, filled with the perspectives of many, it will be featured in the CCP office for years to come.
As the night ended, the excitement of the past ten years was palpable. From past student staff, to current faculty teaching service learning courses, to community partners, the night was filled with the connections that the CCP hopes to foster. From this event, it was clear that the CCP does an exceptional job at creating and maintaining these partnerships and does so with meaning and love.