Participants discuss CCE at a national roundtable meeting.

From May 1 – June 19, CFICE is hosting a series of regional roundtables with co-hosting institutions and organizations across Canada.

The purpose of these roundtables is to engage in cross-sectoral, multiple stakeholder discussions about community-campus engagement in Canada. The ideas generated at these regional roundtables will contribute to a National Roundtable in Ottawa on June 20th, 2018 which will be focused on ‘Co-Creating the Future of CCE in Canada’.

Goals of the Roundtables

The goals of these regional roundtables are to:

  1. Connect multi-sector partners who share similar goals of engaging with post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to advance stronger, more equitable communities and to increase community-based student learning and research opportunities
  2. Explore the current community-campus engagement landscape across Canadian regions, with a focus on the policy contexts and existing assets and opportunities, including networks, interests, and funding mechanisms
  3. Contribute ideas and recommendations to government bodies, funders and PSI’s about improving the policies and funding mechanisms for community-campus engagement to have a greater positive impact on societal well being
  4. Grow the impact of community-campus engagement in Canada and globally through the development of capacity building and funding programs, multi-sectoral collaboration, and network development.

Dates and Locations

Each roundtable will have some common elements but will also reflect the local community and culture of community-campus engagement in its programming. Some are planned to be full day events, while others are casual conversations that last only a few hours. The roundtables currently being planned include the following:

Location Date
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON May 1, 2018
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC May 11, 2018
Haliburton Co Council Chambers, Minden, ON May 16, 2018
MSVU, Halifax, NS May 17, 2018
Station 20 West, Saskatoon, SK May 18, 2018
Brandon, MB May 22, 2018
Montreal, QC June 2018
Ottawa, ON June 2018
Calgary, AB TBA

*Additional roundtables may be hosted in the Yukon and Newfoundland!

Get in Touch for More Information!

For more information about the roundtables and how local representatives can register, please email Nicole Bedford, CFICE Project Manager: