Stories are powerful. They reflect what we value, they reflect what we believe in, and they reflect what we strive for. Stories can also produce and reproduce socially accepted values and expectations; consequently, they often act as tools that spread sexist, homophobic, racist, or xenophobic ideologies in society. To challenge such hegemonic norms, Students for […]

Youth mentorship: worth investing in

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 […]

An incredible journey …

Written by Stephanie Wang What is the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP)? For me, it has been a home wherein I continuously found mentors, forged friendships and created fond memories. My CCP journey has been a whirlwind of self-discovery, redefining my understanding of my community, relationship-building and laughing till tears literally spilled from my eyes. […]

Student Voices: ARW Reflections from Ibrahim Alhaq

Project Name: Conversation Circles with Newcomers Community Agency: North York Community House Project Leader: Winnie Lieu Project Description: North York Community House is a dynamic neighbourhood centre offering innovative programs and services to newcomers & residents, helping build strong, healthy communities. Students will support their formal and informal language programs with newcomers at different language levels. They will facilitate […]

Student Voices: ARW Reflections from Yalda Mehran

Project Name: Video Creation Community Agency: Unison HCS Project Leader: Lorin Ouyang During the 2015 Alternative Reading Week, our team created a documentary/promotional video for Unison, Health and Community Services, which is a branch of Unison Organization on Keele Street. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how the work within the new environment and with new people would […]

Begin Again.

Sorry to disappoint but, this won’t be a blog post on T-Swift’s song. I felt incredibly inspired after seeing the photo on the left. We had taken it after our last combined ARW reflection back in February. The photo summed up my year working at the Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) quite nicely. Yes, it’s […]