ARW Projects Gallery

2017-2018 Projects:

Community Partner Project Project Description Group Size
First annual Seniors Night and Black History month Community celebration
Students will facilitate an open house with information for seniors on Cyber safety, Fire safety as well as host a black history community information night. They will also create a display about the contribution of black people on the world
1 – PL 
5-participants
Recreational Facility Outreach
Students will support outreach for the organization’s fitness facility and will have the opportunity to directly engage with community members.
2- PLs
8-Participants
Spring Gathering Outreach
Students will contribute to planning, outreach & community engagement, in preparation for the St James Town Community Corner’s Spring Gathering: a gathering of the most diverse community in all of Canada!
1 – PL
4- participants
Conversation Circles with Newcomers
Students will work with newcomers on their English skills while learning about where they come from and their goals and aspirations in Canada.
2- PLs
15- Participants
Kick Start,
Conversation Circle and Community Dinner
Students will participate and contribute to programs: Kick Start – an after-school homework and recreation club for youth, Conversation Circles with newcomers, computer workshop for basic learners, and Community Dinner where volunteers prepare home-made food for 100 walk-in clients.
1 – PL
5-participants
Community and Access on Campus
Students will be reviewing opportunities and ideas that aim to build community on the St. George campus and improve access for all students. The focus of the work will be on ‘workshopping’ and ‘operationalizing’ these opportunities in groups as they use the training they receive in Design Thinking to test big ideas with key stakeholders on campus.
5- PLs
25-Participants
Connecting the Bathurst-Finch Communities to its Hub
Students will learn about the Bathurst-Finch Hub and the hub model for delivering services and facilitating community development. Current work includes food security initiatives (e.g. produce market), which students will have an opportunity to participate in. They will also learn about Action for Neighborhood Change, which is an initiative that supports residents in improving the neighborhood.
1 – PL
5-participants
Job Fair Preparation
Students will support with preparation for a Job Fair on Feb. 22nd.  Design and organize the following for event & outreach:
Setup building, prepare signage and outreach to bring people in for the Job fair
2- PLs
10-
Participants
Training and Integration of volunteers
Students will support creating volunteer training materials and planning for integration of volunteer. They will also support organizational processes for volunteer management (frequency, process chart, impact measures).
1 – PL
4-participants
Creation of a Template for our Newsletter; Reorganizing; Creation of a Property Operations Manual; Painting
Students will support the production of LEF (St. Mary & Martha) newsletter.. Certain features of the newsletter are constant from issue to issue. The creation of a visually appealing, easy to use template would be a great help; There are a number of cupboards and storage areas that could be reorganized and put to better use. This project would involve physical work moving and relocating contents; Students will support LEF to create an operations manual with photographs in electronic hard copy and electronic format that could be updated in the future. This valuable resource for volunteers and staff would include: – Location of electrical panels – Water supply and shutoffs – Locations various storage areas, keys. Etc. – Emergency routines & procedures; such as, inspection of fire extinguishers; Students will be giving the parish walls some TLC. Preparing surfaces and painting the kitchen. Day 1 preparing the surfaces; Day 2 complete preparation and primer coat; Day 3 finish coat
2- PLs
7-Participants
Indigenous Summer Literacy Camp preparation
Each year Frontier College hosts/ supports summer literacy camps in indigenous communities across Canada. Each camp receives a large variety of books that are sorted and pack at the Toronto Office. Students will help to get the books ready to ship out. This includes documenting the books that are processed, bundling the books into sets for approx.150 camps.
1 – PL
6-participants
Through Their Eyes – Polaroid Project
Students will engage seniors at the Kensington Gardens long term care facility in a photography project using Polaroid cameras, to capture the things that are meaningful to them. Project will include getting a statement from seniors about what is meaningful to them or what Kensington Gardens programs mean to them.
1 – PL
4-participants
Painting Party!
Students will support with prep and paint office spaces at LEF that needs some TLC! This including painting the space to make it more vibrant!
1 – PL
5-participants
Fruitful Signs – Community Gardens Signage Project
With over 200 garden spaces, and gardeners that speak a variety of different languages, CFC needs students to support creating some creative signage that lets participants know what they are doing in the spaces and identify learning spaces.
1 – PL
5-participants
Scholarship Campaign
Create a campaign to raise funds for a youth scholarship
1 – PL
3-participants
Welcome to LEF Video (Editing)
Students will review video footage taken by U of T (ARW) student last year and use it to create promotional material & videos for website
1 – PL
5-
participants
Preparing for an art show and sale; Building a flower mural 
Students supported the preparation for an annual art show and sale, built a flower mural as a sign for the art show. Project details may change year to year but it’s bound to be a lot of artsy fun!
1 – PL
7-participants
Puppet Theatre
Students will create a puppets for the libraries puppet theatre and felt boards
1 – PL
4-participants
Kick Start – Youth Council script and video production
Students will be producing community media (radio and/or TV) pertaining to criminal justice systems and supporting youth at Central Neighbourhood House to plan, write a small scripts on the criminal justice system that will be taped later.
1 – PL
4-participants
STARS – Black History Month Activities
Students will be planning and delivering activities for children ages 6 to 12 (in the STARS afterschool program) around the theme of Black History Month
2 – PL
4-participants
Community Recreational Skating Project
Students will support a local skating rink by assisting youth with skating, support logistics of the rink, research the history of a historic trail over by the Humber River, and conduct an annual Weston Road retail survey.
2 – PL
4-participants
Preparing for your first year of university
Students will facilitate workshops on university life for high school students. They will talk about money management and financial assistance, student life skills and studying tips, extra-curricular activities and future planning.
1 – PL
7-participants
On Your Mark
The On Your Mark program works to support Portuguese and Latinx students.It aims to combat high drop-out  rates and encourages the pursuit of post-secondary education.
You will be sharing your experiences in University with grade 8-12 students. You will create an engaging workshop to help students thinking about post-secondary choices using your own experience.
6 – PL
30-participants

 

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