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The TD Community Engagement Centre, located in the York Gate Mall, is a satellite office of the York University. The CEC strives for academic innovation through community building and experiential learning, post-Secondary Attainment for Black Creek Community, and fosters collaborative research and partnerships. Learn more!

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Jane Finch Community Research Partnership Symposium Report – November 2016

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Catalyst Grant 2016 – 2017 Call for Proposals Deadline Extended

The York-TD Community Engagement Centre is pleased to announce our “call out” for our 2016-2017 Catalyst Grants.  Please refer to the catalyst grant criteria 2016-2017 and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.  The deadline is at the end of August so you will have lots of time to develop ideas.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Black Creek Financial Action Network Calls for Reduced Rate of Borrowing on Pay Day Loans

Small catalyst grants are one of the ways that the York-TD Community Engagement Centre (CEC) is working to deepen University-Community partnerships in Jane Finch.

Now in its second year, the Catalysts Grants awarded $25,000 among 6 partnership projects that included projects promoting access to post-secondary education, supporting community-based research and creating experiential education opportunities for students. On April 7th, York staff and faculty joined community members and grant recipients in celebrating the success of this past year’s project.

2015 Annual Report

This report truly is a snap shot of activities this past year, too many to include on these pages. We hope however, to give you a sense of what we have been doing in 2015 to support university-community engagement.

This year we focused on building our staff team and deepening relationships in the community. Much of that was in schools, offering a range of interactive activities that got youths thinking about their place in Post-Secondary Education. We even joined our Admissions colleagues as they visited the local highschools in the Fall.