The following placements are available for application – due by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 3:30pm:

  • Success Beyond Limits (SBL)  – An opportunity for a student passionate about the role of community organizations and alternative programming in supporting the education of high school youth, specifically the African and Caribbean Diaspora.
  • Regent Park Community Food Centre – An opportunity for a student who is passionate about food security and justice, and working with communities, to gain hands-on skills around community gardening, delivering educational programming and undertaking food security/community food-related research and evaluation.
  • Frontier CollegeAn opportunity for a student with a background in  Disability or Equity Studies, interested in the social service field and/or education, to work in a program providing learning opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Parkdale Project Read (2 Positions) – This is an opportunity for a student with an interest in adult literacy from a social justice perspective, community development, and fundraising.  An academic background with anti-oppression and equity studies courses, and/or lived experience with these issues, is an asset.
  • English Testing Canada – An opportunity for a student to work directly with newcomers to Canada, investigating connections between English proficiency testing, newcomer equity issues, and community engagement.
  • Hart House Global Commons – An opportunity for a student interested in global engagement, international relations and development, education, and equity to take on a leadership role in supporting the development and coordination of a project that brings together a cross-section of UofT students with other local and internationally-located participants for dialogue on pressing global themes.

The following placements have been filled:

  • Toronto & York Region Métis Council – An opportunity for a student who identifies as, or stands in solidarity with Metis, Indigenous or Aboriginal people who is keen to learn more about and contribute to organizational and cultural programming for Metis people and community in Toronto.
  • A Different Booklist – An opportunity for a student passionate about the role of culture in building community, specifically the African and Caribbean Diaspora, to gain skills and experience in cultural programming.
  • Matthew House (Administrative Support) – An opportunity for a student who is keenly interested in refugee and newcomer issues to learn about organizing in this field while contributing to general administrative and program support in a refugee support organization.
  • Matthew House (Support to Refugee Settlement) – For a student from any academic background who is interested in refugee rights and newcomer resettlement to learn about and gain experience in supporting the settlement process.
  • Journalists for Human Rights  – An opportunity for a student interested in international development with an academic background in Middle Eastern Studies, Indigenous Studies, African Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, Equity Studies, Media Studies or another relevant program.
  • Matthew House (Social Media & Communications) – For a student who is keenly interested in refugee and newcomer support, to contribute strong social media skills to the activities (outreach, donor relations, event publicity) of a refugee support organization.
  • Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention (GAAP) – This is an opportunity for a student who is interested in youth activism, arts-based and participatory methodologies, community engagement, and research related to youth, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. An academic background in Equity, Sexual Diversity, Women/Gender Studies and/or Sociology of Youth and/or HIV/AIDS would be suitable.
  • Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre Literacy Program –  This is an opportunity for a student with an interest in community development, social service and/or education to work in an Adult Literacy Program and learn about the connection between low literacy and the social determinants of health.
  • The Centre for Mindfulness Studies An opportunity for a student passionate about Mindfulness and mental health promotion to gain experience in the delivery and evaluation of mindfulness programming. (NEW495 OR NEW497)
  • Another Story Bookstore  This  independent activist bookstore is offering an opportunity for a student to explore the role of books, literature, educational, political and cultural events in engaging and building social justice community. Please follow application procedure in course description page.

The following placements are not offered this year:

  • L’Arche Toronto-Sol Express – An opportunity for students with an interest, experience and/or an academic background in Disability and Equity Studies who are interested in the creative process, to work in an arts program for people who have a developmental disability.
  • Social Planning Toronto – an opportunity for a student to work alongside a community planner, supporting community engagement around local issues in Scarborough and to work on some city-wide issues too.
  • Making Room –  An opportunity for a student with an academic background in Community Development, Art, Buddhist Psychology, Religious Studies, or other fields, interested in connecting with communities and exploring new and creative approaches to community.
  • Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) – This is an opportunity for a student who is passionate about community health and health education, to gain hands-on experience in a local and national HIV and AIDS awareness campaign.
  • Regent Park School of Music  – An opportunity for a student with an interest in education, community development, and the role of the arts in youth development and community building. Experience and/or academic background in working with children, sociology of youth, social work, or similar fields would be useful and as appreciation of music desirable.
  • The Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital – An opportunity for a student interested in health promotion, community mobilization, and the complexity of HIV stigma across contexts such as health care, education and the workplace.
  • Sketch Working Arts – If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position at Sketch, please do so directly through their website: https://www.sketch.ca/support/volunteer/ . On your application, please indicate that you would be in the New College Community Engaged Learning Program for two semesters. Sketch has all the other required information.  Apply as soon as possible for this is a popular program. If you are offered a placement, please get in touch with this program so that we can enroll you.