CEC News

Take Our Kids To Work ( TOKTW) At York University –  November 3, 2021

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Catalyst Grant

CEC Catalyst Grant 2021/2022 – Call For Proposals: Building Better Together

The York University TD (Toronto Dominion) Community Engagement Centre is happy to announce its 2021-2022 Catalyst Grant call out! (CLOSED)

For 12 years the York University TD Community Engagement Centre has worked to foster meaningful and impactful relationships between the Blackcreek community and York University. One of our successful initiatives is the catalyst grant, which has awarded over $150,000 to meaningful partnerships between Black Creek community residents/organizations and York University Faculty and staff.   This year we are happy to announce our next round of grants to be awarded to projects which meet our eligibility and are selected by our Advisory committee. Please see the attached Grant application which must be completed and returned by Friday August 6th, 2021 at 11:59pm.


Walk With Excellence

This year, due to Covid-19 pandemic our annual Walk With Excellence event was celebrated virtually, #JFGradWalks2020 on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Congratulations to all graduates, we salute you!

Please visit the links below for a recap of the celebration.


Jane Finch Social Innovation Hub Newsletter – May 2020

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Catalyst Grant Extension New Deadline: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that after much consideration we have extended our Catalyst grant deadline to Tuesday, August 6th,  2019. Click on the Catalyst Grant Extension Criteria for updates.


Catalyst Grant Criteria 2019/2020

This year, York-TD Community Engagement Centre is pleased to announce our “call out” for our 2019-2020 Catalyst Grants.  Please refer to the Catalyst Grant Criteria 2019-2020 and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.  The deadline is Monday, July 29th.  We look forward to hearing from you.


TD Bank Group gives $1M to support York U centre at Yorkgate Mall –  June 11, 2019


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It’s Pitch Time: Friday, April 27, 2018 – Passion into Profit Community Den (flyer)

Catalyst Grant recipient and founder of Back 2 Basickz is collaborating with  LaunchYU, to facilitate Passion into Profit training up to 24 prospective entrepreneurs from the Jane and Finch community on how to turn their passion into a profitable business. 

Member of Parliament awards Business & Society students enrolled in experiential education class March 28, 2017

Read about the CEC and its Community Impact in the Journal of Metropolitan Universities

Honouring Black History Month: The Black Social Economy

Jane-Finch Community Research Partnership presents: Community Research and Ethics Symposium – Tuesday, November 29, 2016


York University ‘Gets Moving’ In Response to Report Card On Kids’ Physical Activity