U of T’s School of Cities’ has established Community-Builders Fellowship program, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Toronto. Over the next nine months, six teams of three will be working on an initiative or project related to neighbourhood change in the Toronto region.
“The Community-Builders Fellowship is a really important initiative,” said Shauna Brail, an associate professor of urban studies and the school’s associate director of partnerships and outreach, in her welcome to the first cohort of community fellows.
“The university has a lot of resources that are not readily available to outside community. We thought, if we leverage some of our resources – including our very talented human resources – we can create a new pathway into the university that will not only help you in developing neighbourhood change, but that also helps us in building new capacity.”
The proposed team projects include:
A network of marginalized and low-income residents in the Annex
Build parents’ capacity in Thorncliffe Park
Civic engagement of young women in Scarborough
Eagle Spirits Indigenous Village in Mississauga
Storytelling in Mount Dennis
Telling stories of communities in York Region
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