Community and Civic Engagement

Community Engagement activities are some of the best ways you can...

  • Invest in your growth and development;
  • Allow you to develop tangible skills, meet new people and create opportunities to explore both local and global perspectives; 
  • Engage with the community; enhance your connectedness with the community and contribute to a personal sense of satisfaction and happiness

What are students saying about Community Engagement?

<areej> I hope everyone is able to take part in a Community Engagement activity either now or in the future. It is rewarding, eye opening, and extremely fun! Whether it is community tree planting, tutoring younger students or volunteering abroad, they are meaningful experiences that you learn from. These experiences will continue to shape you down the road.

Get Involved

Select a Theme 

When you register for any Community Engagement Experience, you will notice that each opportunity relates to a "theme". Find a theme that you connect with to find a project that might suit your interests. Here are your options: 

Theme Description
Children & Youth This area is for those interested in working with children and youth. Past projects have included working with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Newcomer Centre of Peel etc. 
Adult & Elderly Support This area is for those interested in working with adults and elderly. Past projects have included working with Sheridan Villa Long Term Support Centre.
Health Related If you have an interest in health and wellbeing, this theme is for you. Past projects have included working with Canadian Mental Health Association. 
Business/Technology Based Those interested in creation of business reports, or technology based projects (i.e. marketing, social media, videos etc.) should choose this theme. 
Food Projects Projects in this theme focus on working and supporting food security and local food markets/food banks.
Sustainability  Working to ensure the Peel Region is focused on our ecological footprint, these projects include working with partners like Ecosource.
Event Coordination  Choose this theme if event creation if your passion. Work with partners to see their events come to life with your support.
Physical Community Development This theme focuses on creating community spaces that are more functional and welcoming to the area.

Other Community Engagement Experiences:

What students are saying about community engagement