The Centre for Community Partnerships was founded to develop, with community organizations, partnerships that are defined, sustainable and action-oriented for students on all three University of Toronto campuses. These partnerships have a dual aim to build educational capacity within communities of the GTA and Peel regions, and to enhance and broaden student learning. Through the establishment of academic and co-curricular service opportunities, students enhance their learning of the social, cultural, ethical, and political dimensions of civic life.
The mission of the Centre for Community Partnerships is to strengthen, through community engagement, a culture of learning and development that fosters global citizenship and leads to socially conscious practice.
1. Build student capacity for learning and leadership through service-learning and community engagement.
2. Build faculty capacity for research and teaching that strengthens student learning and involves and develops communities.
3. Support community capacity-building through partnerships with the University to improve and enhance student learning.
4. Increase the institutional capacity of the University of Toronto for student community-based learning and development.