Community Engaged Learning
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.
Community partners who would like to work with students on community-driven priorities can find out more information from Kateri Gauthier (details below).
Faculty who are interested in learning how students can support Indigenous community organization priorities can find out more information by contacting Kateri Gauthier (details below).
Coordinator, Indigenous Community-Engaged Learning
Centre for Community Partnerships