Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Dixie Bloor

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  • The Dixie Blood Neighbourhood Centre was founded in 1988 and since then 20,000 residents receive assistance each year. Their mandate is to foster an atmosphere which will encourage the community as a whole to participate in and develop a positive, healthy and caring neighbourhood.
  • We offer a full suite of programs that include: settlement for newcomers to Canada, English classes, a host of employment supports and placements, mentoring, community mediation, family, youth and seniors programs and volunteer opportunities. 

The Project 

Our agency is spread in 18 locations throughout the Dixie Bloor neighbourhood. Navigating and referring clients is a challenge. Student participants would have the opportunity to identify existing barriers to client referrals and develop methods and protocols to overcome those barriers, streamline client referrals and follow-ups. These could include: 

  • Outreach activities for new clients
  • Plan, organize and execute an Open House with UTM where students invite their friends and relatives 
  • Organize a workshop for clients and mentors that is structured around Job Search through Social Media 
  • Organize and deliver a one day workshop for Excel, PowerPoint and Word (just the basics) and creating presentations

Themes: Physical Community Development  

Related Disciplines: Social Sciences (Sociology/Criminology, Psychology, Anthropology), Humanities (History, Political Sciences, Computer Science, Languages, Women and Gender Studies), Geography and Environment. 

Sign up for this project is now closed. 

Students who have signed up for our projects must attend one of our two mandatory long-term volunteer training sessions. Training dates are below:

Monday September 25th from 2-4pm in the Faculty Club

Friday September 29th from 5-7pm in Spigel Hall