Alternative Reading Week

Alternative Reading Week. Two students working on a project.

Alternative Reading Week (ARW) is an opportunity that gives students a chance to learn more about, and to understand the local issues within the Region of Peel. ARW is designed to enhance students' experiences with community engagement, leadership, social change and community development. Furthermore, this is an opportunity for students and community groups to both benefit from a partnership. 

Get Involved During ARW!

  • Registration now open!
  • Registration Closes: January 18th at 4:00pm 
  • Sign up for projects by January 31st at 5:00pm 
  • Participants must attend a Volunteer Training Session before they can sign up for an ARW Project
  • Participate in the experience: February 19th, 20th, & 21st 2019
  • Attend the "Thank you" celebration (date TBD)
  • Complete an online reflection survey
  • Add the experience to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

ARW Community Partners

City of Mississauga (South Common Community Centre)

The DAM Youth Drop-in Centre

Caledon-Dufferin Victim Services

Eden Food for Change

Halton-Peel Community Aphasia Programs

Max's Big Ride

Let's Get Together

Peel HIV/AIDS Network

Safe City Mississauga

St. Rose of Lima School

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.


For all questions and feedback regarding Alternative Reading Week, please contact:

Michelle Atkinson
Community Engagement Coordinator

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