The Advisory Committee was established during the Winter of 2014 based on the recommendations of the CEC Review. This committee is chaired by Dr. Alice Pitt, Vice Provost Academic and made up of community and York University representatives.

Several Working Groups have been established to support the work of the Centre. Some of the Working Groups exist permanently; others are formed on an ad hoc basis to perform specific time limited tasks.

Members of the Advisory Committee:

  • Byron Gray – York University – TD Community Engagement Centre
  • Clare Blyth – Jane Finch Community & Family Centre
  • Cheryl Prescod – Black Creek Community Health Centre
  • Helen Fischer – Toronto District School Board
  • Lorna Schwartzentruber – York University
  • Lyndon Martin – York University – Vice Provost
  • Michael Johnny – Innovation York
  • Mohamad Ahmed – Success Beyond Limits
  • Sarah Bay-Cheng – York University
  • Talisha Ramsaroop – York University – TD Community Engagement Centre
  • Uzo Anucha – York University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Experiential Education Working Group

To enhance Experiential Education opportunities in ways that benefit and strengthen the local community and its organizations, and increase learning outcomes for students. Some of the activities of this committee have included an annual “Experiential Education Fair”, development of an orientation for students working in Jane and Finch, promotion of experiential education opportunities in the local community, and promotion of experiential education opportunities among York Faculty.

Research and Evaluation Working Group

To be a resource and encourage resource sharing in the development of a community based/action research methodology for working with the Black Creek Community based on community interest and needs, and in ways that promote local ownership and capacity development.