The idea for the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education was originally proposed through a partnership with Trent University in 1996. This long-standing and fruitful relationship is recognized throughout the world as a pioneering model for community-academic work in North America. The University is known for its interdisciplinary education and research, supportive community environment and emphasis on global perspectives.
The U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research was established in 1999 to deliver the Community-Based Education program in Haliburton County. While the CBE program is the main way we work together, the Trent Centre and U-Links share common goals and work together on many different projects. The TCCBE would not be where it is today without the strong support of U-Links. U-Links is a project of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative (HCCC), a non-profit corporation formed by local citizens that is committed to undertaking and sponsoring entrepreneurial projects that support economic, cultural, social and environmental development in Haliburton County.
The Community-Links Centre for Community-Based Projects and Social Mapping (C-Links) was founded in 2011 and facilitates community-academic relationships through community-based education and service-learning. The goal is to engage students, faculty and the in educational experiences which develop collaboration, innovation and empowerment for all involved. Through C-Links, local City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL) businesses, not-for-profits, charities and municipal government will improve their ability to address relevant community-identified concerns through student research and other kinds of projects. C-Links co-delivers the Community-Based Education program in CKL.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
The Peterborough Foundation is over 50 years old! Since 1953, the Foundation has been:
- Receiving donated funds from generous citizens
- Investing those funds to generate income
- Making grants throughout the City and County
- Bringing people together to help Peterborough be a better place to live – forever
Todd Barr & Kate Huband
David and Brenda Hollier
Mrs. Madelyn Sloane & Dr. John A. Sloane
As an independent facilitator of community/post-secondary projects and partnerships, we work to secure investment and contributions from the post-secondary institutions we work with and the greater community – ideally in a 50/50 split. With this in mind, the TCCBE is initiating a continuous fundraising campaign to generate the community contribution to our work for future years. Please click on the “Donate Now” button below to make a tax-deductible contribution. Contact us to discuss our track record for facilitating positive community development and education in Peterborough City and County!
Tax deductible contributions can also be made by writing a cheque to the “Trent Centre for Community-Based Education”and mailing it to our office.
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