Community-Engaged Learning focuses on the mutual benefit of participating students and community agencies. U of T faculty and staff, in collaboration with the community partner, design placement activities that address a need identified by the agency while ensuring that it aligns with the learning outcomes of the academic course. Community-Engaged Learning placements serve as an experiential process for students that may involve primary source material from which students can draw new frames of reference, perspectives and knowledge.
Indigenous Studies offers Indigenous Theory, Research and Methods (INS460H1), a course in which Community-Engaged Learning is built into the curriculum. Students are paired with various Indigenous Organizations across Toronto, aiding these organizations with particular projects and day-to-day operations.
Coordinator, Indigenous Community-Engaged Learning
Centre for Community Partnerships