Our Community Partners : Ottawa ACORN

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Ottawa ACORN is the local branch of ACORN Canada, one of the largest community based membership organizations in Canada with 45,000 members in 20+ neighbourhood chapters representing regions across Canada (Cape Breton, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, British Columbia). ACORN believes that … Continue reading

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Our Community Partners: Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI)

Volunteer opportunity with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) for uOttawa Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Students The TAG Team project developed by the CCI Community Cup Program is a leadership and volunteerism engagement initiative.  TAG Teams, small volunteer team “matches” consist of … Continue reading

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Get your RONA card to save on renovations and help the Centre’s programs

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Two Ottawa RONA stores, RONA Gloucester and RONA Nepean, have pledged to support the Centre by donating a percentage of sales at their stores by uOttawa employees. By presenting an affiliation card at the commercial sales counter of either of … Continue reading

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Success Story : Strathcona Heights Homework Club

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Strathcona Heights Homework Club is one of our many community partners that welcome uOttawa students to volunteer. As an after school club, it strives to support elementary and high school students living in the Strathcona neighbourhood, including those living in … Continue reading

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Alex Trebek Innovation and Challenge Fund – Help us meet our fundraising goal by September 29, 2012

We are still looking to match Alex Trebek’s first-year match of up to $100,000. Help us meet our goal for this first year by donating to this fund. To do so, go to the Centre’s giving page. The money you … Continue reading

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Alex Trebek Fund: The Centre presented three awards in April 2012.

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Anna Soper, who graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences in April 2012, is traveling to Ghana in August to help build a financially sustainable computer centre in Bobikuma, Ghana. The main purpose of the centre will … Continue reading

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Community Service Learning (CSL) program snapshot

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2011-2012 academic year Number of students registered through the Community Service Learning program: 2,429 Number of CSL courses registered with the Centre: 132 Number of Community Partners registered with CSL: 300

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Are you looking for a research fund and mentoring support?

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The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) at the University of Ottawa has a mission to bring together and build upon a broad-based community dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice. The OPIRG Community Research Project serves to fund and … Continue reading

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Want to help make it possible for our students to volunteer? You can help by donating your unused Aeroplan miles

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The Centre for Global and Community Engagement is now part of Aeroplan’s Charitable Pooling Program. You can donate your unused Aeroplan miles to the Centre, which will use them to help uOttawa students travel to volunteer with local communities. To … Continue reading

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Community Service Learning in the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine has teamed up with the Centre for Global and Community Engagement (CGCE ) to develop and implement a new Community Service Learning (CSL) component for its highly regarded undergraduate medical education program. The initiative reflects the … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the Alternative Student Break Pilot Program

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In the fall, 2011, the Centre for Global and Community Engagement of the University of Ottawa decided to develop an Alternative Student Break (ASB) program during the winter and summer breaks. The objective of an Alternative Student Break is to … Continue reading

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Latin American Community Service Scholarship

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Kafia Barkat is a third-year student in the biomedical sciences honours bachelor’s program at the University of Ottawa. Since 2010, she has been the vice president of Outreach and a trip leader for the Ottawa chapter of SOS (Students Offering Support). In … Continue reading

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PFF – Community Leadership Program Award

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The Centre awarded two fellowships in 2012. Both are 12 months in length and will be implemented in cooperation with a local partner organization. One involves an international project and the other a project in Canada. Click here to find … Continue reading

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PFF Community Leadership Program Fellow project empowers refugee youth in Ottawa

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Accompanied by a representative of the Pathy Family Foundation, representatives from CGCE were honoured to attend the World Refugee Day event held at the Fritz Gallery in Ottawa. The brainchild of PFF Community Leadership Program Fellow, Magda Baczkowska and her … Continue reading

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uOttawa Alumni in the community…

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Karine Gratton, LLB ’03, is a legislative counsel for Justice Canada and a graduate of the translation and common law programs at the University of Ottawa. She created and manages the AtoZVolunteering website, which makes it easier to search online … Continue reading

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