The Trent Centre for Community-Based Education (TCCBE) is proud to be a member of the following initiatives and organizations:
Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) is an action research project that aims to strengthen Canadian non-profits, universities and colleges, and funding agencies to build more successful, innovative, resilient and prosperous communities.
Combining community-based demonstration projects with critical policy analysis, CFICE aims to answer the question: How can community-campus engagement be designed and implemented in ways that maximize the value created for non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs)?
The project carries out its research through five self-managing research hubs:
- Poverty Reduction, co-led by the Vibrant Communities network, in New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and the Canadian north;
- Community Food Security, co-led by Food Secure Canada, in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia, in cooperation with the Canadian Association of Food Studies;
- Community Environmental Sustainability , co-led by the non-profit Trent Centre for Community-Based Education, in Eastern Ontario;
- Violence Against Women, co-led by the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, in Ontario and British Columbia; and
- Knowledge Mobilization, co-led by the Canadian Alliance for Community-Service Learning, across Canada and internationally.
Following four years (2012-2016) of on-the-ground research by the first four hubs in phase I, the project will shift to a focus on policy change, organizing its activities—policy dialogues, testing of model policies and practices, and evaluation of results, through three bodies:
- Policy Working Group on Community-Based Organizations;
- Policy Working Group on Universities and Colleges; and
- Policy Working Group on Governments and Foundations.
The Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) supports, educates and networks to ensure the effective growth of CSL in Canada. Our vision is students, educators and communities learning and working together to strengthen individuals and society.
The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce acts as a catalyst to enhance business growth and opportunity, innovation, partnerships, and a diverse Business Community. The Chamber represents the concerns of business, lobbying for good government and advocating for sound legislation and prosperity, economic growth and development. We also act as a source of information for members, visitors, and tourists.
The Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration (PPCII) exists for promoting, advancing and supporting coordinated immigrant integration (broadly-defined) in the Peterborough community – regardless of immigrant status or any prohibited ground as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act. We believe immigrant integration is essential for long-term social, cultural, economic and environmental prosperity in the Peterborough region.
Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) is a network of people and organizations engaged in Community-Based Research to meet the needs of people and communities. The intent is to build an inclusive and open network, engaging already existing networks, to build support for community-university partnerships in community-based research and community-engagement. We believe that the time has come for making higher education a resource and partner with communities in addressing Canada’s social, economic and environmental priorities.