The Hart House University of Toronto, the Faculty of Kinesiology at UofT, and several community organizations including the Native Child and Family Centre, the Boys and Girls Club, The 519 Community Centre, and the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation– in combining the resources and skills of these organizations through partnership, they have worked together to include youth voices in post-secondary spaces. These organizations will be bringing their partnership to the C2UExpo 2017 Community Jam.
Physical activity and recreational activities are used to promote participation and gain insight on the challenges and opportunities youth face in access to education. What makes this initiative unique is its focus on the co-creation and delivery of research and programming between delegation partners and youth. This works as a bottom-up initiative in creating an engaged body of youths who can advocate for their own educational experiences and share in the development of better educational experience in the future for themselves and others.
In many instances, campuses and communities
can often be thought of as separate clusters. C2UExpo 2017 has founded the
Ambassador Program to bridge this gap by allowing communities participate and
build employable skills in a reputable campus setting which the conference
takes place at. Obtaining rigorous training, Ambassadors will have the
opportunity to build capacity, and create an impactful difference both at, and
outside the C2UExpo 2017 conference.
With C2UExpo 2017 beginning in a couple short days, we can’t wait to delve right into some of the themes each of our Gatherings will be addressing.
Let’s see what Trail Blazer– David J. Phipps , Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services at York University had to say about the following questions!
Because we had such a great turn out of presentation proposals for the #C2UExpo 2017 , I’m happy to say there are a lot of concurrent sessions you can choose from this year! Here are a few sessions that have been the most popular so far, so you definitely don’t want to miss out signing up for them.