This leadership stream emphasizes and encourages civic engagement within the Greater Toronto community and beyond to achieve educational, developmental and societal goals. Community Outreach workshops and sessions will encourage the development of a worldly point of view and help “burst the bubble” that surrounds us as university students.
By participating in the workshops, you will become part of a community dedicated to diversity and social change (keep checking here for information about available workshops). Be sure to also check out events throughout the year that feature key leaders in the field. An essential component of community outreach is having an active role within the community.
Experiential learning in the community focuses on enhancing the community within Innis, U of T and our surroundings. This will involve many community outreach initiatives, proposals and event coordination.
Past community outreach initiatives have included a Service Learning Exchange in collaboration with The University of Western Ontario, raising money for Family Housing at U of T, and donation drives. We strive to engage Innis students to help build the Innis community, the University community, and the broader Torontonian and Canadian communities.
Questions? Send an email to email@example.com!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
9:00AM – 5:30PM
Register by SEPTEMBER 15
Community Project Leader Training will provide you with a forum for exchanging ideas and developing new skills. This training will be specifically geared toward students that hold a positional leadership role that involves working collaboratively with community partners and students toward a common goal. This training will help give you the tools needed to facilitate a community based opportunity for students using a service-learning approach. Come to the training and information session to find out more!
Innis Community Outreach provides a number of unique opportunities for the students of Innis College at the University of Toronto. We connect students to volunteer opportunities and provide placements in nursing homes, food banks, and international charities; fundraise for a number of charitable organizations; and provide a variety of programs, lectures, and activities to broaden your own experience of university, the city, and indeed the world. If you are interested in issues, discussions, and making a positive change in the world around you, Community Outreach is for you! We are trying a number of new things this year, from collaborating with a number of Innis- and UofT-wide clubs, from artistic to athletic to musical, and our events are a great way to discover the neighbourhoods, issues, and challenges that face our local community. Most importantly, the outings and activities we engage in are strikingly fun as well as socially conscious. A more detailed schedule of the year’s events and activities will be released at the end of August.
Join SERVE & LEARN at the Centre for Community Partnerships– it is more than just volunteering.
Apply now at ccp.utoronto.ca to begin in September 2014. Because many of the opportunities involve working with children, youth or seniors, volunteers need to complete a Police Reference Check (PRC) to participate with those communities. PRC take up to 4 months to get cleared so we are asking those interested to apply now!
If you have any questions or if you would like more information please email Kristina Minnella (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline: FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH
Community Outreach is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Innis World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Committee. Available positions include Treasurer, Promotions Director, Shine a Light Event Coordinator, and Bike for Aids Event Coordinator.
For an application form or for more information, please email email@example.com.
If you are interested in becoming a general member of the Innis WUSC Committee (no application-necessary), feel free to get in touch via the same email.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH
Spring Cleaning doesn’t have to mean getting rid of your old clothes! Why not upgrade your wardrobe instead? Come on out to Innis Clothes Swap with any gently worn clothing that you no longer want. You can trade your items for currency and use it to upgrade your wardrobe! There will be changing-rooms to try on potential clothes, as well as workshops for mending tears and turning T-shirts into pillows.
Any clothes that are left behind will be donated to goodwill, as long as they are in nice condition.