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The Trent Centre for Community-Based Education is an independent, charitable organization that connects post-secondary students and faculty with local organizations to create community-based research, community service-learning and experiential education opportunities.
We will affect significant learning and development at the individual, organizational and community levels through collaborative community-academic relationships. This work will enhance the social, environmental, cultural and economic health of our communities.
Our Core Principle
Our community-based work is about offering an equitable and independent place for all affected stakeholders to communicate, learn and achieve goals that are mutually beneficial and related to positive community action.
We believe it is important to strive for, recognize and celebrate excellence in everything we do. We are committed to responsible organizational management and growth. We will always be respectful and inclusive in our work. In order to live this philosophy, we commit to acknowledging and lessening power imbalances related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, ability, sector and the environment and we will act in compliance with all legislation that ensures inclusivity (e.g. Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act). We believe that creating space for group synergy and reflection is important for community-building and seeing things in new ways.