The Community-Based Education Program (CBE) is an innovative approach to learning and community development. It offers students the opportunity to work with community organizations in Peterborough and Haliburton Counties, conducting research and helping organize and carry out planning and development projects for course credit. Projects are usually 50 to 220 per-person hours in length.
Community Service-Learning (CSL) Program
An innovative approach to learning and community development. It offers students the opportunity to work with community organizations in Peterborough and Haliburton Counties by participating in short-term (i.e. 10-20 per person hours) community-inspired projects for course credit.
The Strategic Research Initiative (SRI)
The Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) is about addressing strategic, long-term community research needs related to issues like poverty reduction, climate change or how to benefit from an aging workforce. Projects usually involve many stakeholders, including faculty researchers at universities and colleges. Research projects may occur over a number of years; and once research is complete, both academic and community partners can use it.
Our library is for you. Located at the TCCBE office, our library is the place to access hundreds of local research reports on a broad range of topics identified by community groups over the past ten years. We also have a large selection of books and articles on community-based research, community service-learning, community development and experiential education.
Local and Regional Networking
The TCCBE works with over 50 organizations in Peterborough County each year representing social, cultural, economic and environmental sectors. Contact us to learn more about who’s doing what, where your project ideas fit best and how we can help you make valuable connections.
Knowledge in Action Forum
A Forum about making research work for local community-based change—usually held in the spring.
Workshops and Seminars
Past topics have included: project support for students; philosophy and approaches to community-based research and service learning; project management; post-project planning for action.
The Peterborough Community Learning Network (PCLN) is an emerging grassroots network that is open to all. It is about sharing ideas and knowledge about community-based research, evaluation and planning.