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!


PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES: 3rd and 4th years students can provide research support in the following areas:

1) School of Social Work
Course: Foundations of Social Work Research

  • This course explores foundations of research in social work, examining various research perspectives, research approaches, research designs, research ethics and data analyses relevant to social work. Student will work together with a community agencies and/or other organizations (government and non-government and non-profit organizations) to experience research firsthand. Meanwhile, agencies will have opportunities to collect some information which will assist your organizations needs and future planning. Types of research students can do: Interviews, on-line survey, paper survey, literature review based research.

2) Department of Equity Studies
Course:  Research Seminar

  • Do you have some research that needs to be done? If so, students may be able to help. This course provides the opportunity for senior undergraduate students to carry out a substantial project in collaboration with a community organization and produce a paper as well as demonstrate its dissemination or “knowledge transfer”. Topics should relate to human rights, equity, race, Indigenous studies and social justice.

3) Department of Political Science
Course: Public Policy Research

  • In this course, students provide political analysis to partners of the public, non-profit and private sectors. Their reports can address the political context and dimension of a wide variety of phenomenon such as the position of actors involved in a policy issue, ways of lobbying a government, the evaluation of support for a candidate or elected official, and the situation of a foreign country for foreign investment.

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES: 4th year students provide part-time support to your organization through an unpaid placement for course credit in the following programs:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Communications
  3. Financial Accountability
  4. Health & Society
  5. Labour Studies
  6. International Development
  7. Urban Studies

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please feel free to get in touch with me for next steps.  Alternatively, if you know of an organization or business that might be interested or benefit from this type of collaborative partnerships, please pass this message along.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Karlene Davis

Karlene Davis | Experiential Education Program Coordinator
Office of the Dean, Global & Community Engagement
York University, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
South Ross Building, 9th Floor, S900
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3
((416) 736-2100 Ext. 70878 | 7(416) 736-5750
* kkdavis@yorku.ca | eelaps@yorku.ca

Catalyst Grant 2017 – 2018 Call for Proposals

The York-TD Community Engagement Centre is pleased to announce our “call out” for our 2017-2018 Catalyst Grants.  Please refer to the catalyst grant criteria 2017-2018 and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.  The deadline is September 4, 2017  so you will have lots of time to develop ideas.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Resolving Student Debt

The York University-TD Community Engagement Centre, York University Professors, and the Black Creek Financial Action Network recently spent a day looking at resolving student debt.

See this video on Mowat Centre on Bold Ideas

Video: Bold Ideas – Making post-secondary education available at no cost to all Canadians