York University-TD Community Engagement Centre (CEC) sponsors a number of on-going programs based on community interest, resources, and our ability to respond in a meaningful way. We focus on programs that fit well with our mandate and with our community partnerships and involvement.

Also, we support York University’s commitment to build a more engaged university by facilitating mutually-beneficial collaborations between York University and the Black Creek community.

Learn more about the new LA&PS mentorship program for Black and women students. 

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is launching Advancing YU, a new mentorship program for third- and fourth-year students. Advancing YU is broken into two streams, Advancing Women and Advancing Black Students. 

Learn more about the Product Feasibility Bootcamp.

Access to Post-Secondary ProgramsTimeline
First Year NetworkOngoing
High School (in-school workshops)September to June
High School (Academic support)September to June
Campus ToursJanuary to August
Take Our Kids to Work DayMay to November
Walk With ExcellenceNovember to June
Post-secondary Education, Apprenticeship and Training (P.E.A.T)October
Jane Finch Social Innovation HubOngoing
One-City ScholarshipDecember to June
Adult Day School ProgramOngoing
Advanced Credit Experience (A.C.E) programOctober to January
Middle School toursOngoin

Experiential Education ProgramsTimeline
Student OrientationSeptember, January, August
Income Tax ClinicFebruary to April
Placement (Nursing)September to December
Placement (BSW/MSW)September to August
Placement (Education)September to April
Placement (Master's of Leadership and Community Engagement)50 hrs
ACE Placement (local High Schools)October to March
Professional Writing/Digital MediaOn needs basis
TASTE mentoring ProgramOn needs basis
Schulich School of BusinessOn needs basis

Community Based Research Programs Timeline
Jane Finch Research Partnership Ongoing
Youth CI: (Jane Finch Bridging Education to Employment (JFBEE) Ongoing
Youth CI: Youth Employment Program (YEP)Ongoing
Conferences : CUMU, ABLE, C2UOngoing
Digital Strategy Fund (DSF)Ongoing
Carswell Institute Ongoing

Community CollaborationTimeline
Catalyst GrantsOngoing
Committee - Neighborhood Action Youth Employment Committee (NAYEC)Ongoing
Committee - Black Creek Financial Action Network (BCFAN)Ongoing
Committee -Jane Finch Education Action Group (JFEAG)Ongoing
Community Engagement Community of PracticeOngoing
President's Sustainability Council Ongoing
Anchor Institution (Social Procurement)Ongoing
Anchor Institution (Employment)Ongoing
Anchor Institution (Volunteerism)Ongoing
Community information resource (support/referral)Ongoing
Back To School EventMay to August
First Generation DayOngoing
Committee (Jane Finch Task Force)Ongoing
Committee - Black Creek Community Collaborative (BCCC)Ongoing
Committee (Economic Round Table)Ongoing