Current Partnership Opportunities

We have upcoming partnership opportunities with university faculty and students that might suit your community’s needs

Fall/Winter 2024-25

Course TitleCTLB03 – Introduction to Community-Engaged Learning
TimingThe course runs once in Fall 2024, and again (with a different group of students) in Winter 2025.

Community engagement occurs September to November 2024, and again with different students in January to March 2025.

Community partners are strongly encouraged to post roles for both Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 by mid-June, as the opportunities available will encourage more students to enroll. Matching students to partner organizations typically occurs late July.
Course DescriptionIn this UTSC experiential learning course, students apply their discipline-specific academic knowledge as they learn from and engage with communities. Students provide, and gain, unique perspectives and insights as they interact with community partners. Through class discussions, workshops and assignments, students also develop transferable life skills such as interpersonal communication, professionalism and self-reflection that support their learning experiences and help them connect theory and practice.
Student Contributions to the Community/OrganizationPlacements: 50-70 hours, unpaid. Students meet weekly with an instructor while completing a project of the partner’s design. Students can come from ANY academic discipline.

Students in this course generally are from the U of T Scarborough campus, and therefore may live in the eastern GTA and Durham region. Travel for in-person placements may need to be a consideration, however hybrid and online engagements are also possible.
Student Skills and ExperienceStudents in this course come from any academic discipline, so may bring skills from a number of different fields of knowledge and practice.
Student Goals for LearningStudents will work on meaningful projects, with some degree of challenge, which allow them to apply their discipline-specific knowledge in service of the community organization and their stakeholders.
Contact InformationKamini Persaud:
Course TitleMED200H, MED210H, MED220H, LONCOMP2 – Integrated Clinical Experience: Health in Community 2
TimingSeptember 2024 – May 2025

Total of 10 CBSL Field Experiences and 2 Co-facilitated tutorials

Deadline for partnership applications: early June 2024
Confirm the partnership in students’ learning, any on-boarding process of the organization that is required for our students, name of the supervisor who will be working directly with students, and location of your organization.
Course DescriptionIn year 2, students are connected with a community organization (through their tutor and tutorial group) where they will engage in meaningful work, while answering questions connected to topics in community health, the role of medicine, and the role of the physician in society. As part of ICE: HC, students complete Community-Based Service-Learning (CBSL) placements at partner organizations. Community organizations act as co-educators with faculty (family physicians and allied health professionals) in a continuous partnership. The CBSL placement invites students to participate, observe, contribute, and learn about advocacy through sustained, hands-on involvement with their community partner’s organization. Community co-educators work with physician and interprofessional health faculty to co-facilitate 2 tutorial sessions that explore topics and themes connected to community development and community health. The student experiences are intended to inform their interactions with patients and to encourage them to consider equity, diversity, and culturally safe choices in their future practice.
Student Contributions to the Community/OrganizationBetween September and May, a small group of 3-4 medical students will spend 10 Thursday afternoons participating, observing, and/or working with you on an initiative that contributes to the goals of your organization and provides advocacy for the community that you serve. In addition to participating in work already happening at your organization, students will contribute to a deliverable that is determined by the needs of your organization.
Student Skills and ExperienceSecond year medical students will bring their strengths, skills and interests.
Student Goals for LearningStudents will participate, observe, contribute and learn about advocacy through sustained, hands-on involvement with their community partner’s organization.
Contact InformationYasmin Shariff: