TEACH Outside the Box’s community partners sit on the organizing Committee and assist with crafting the program, facilitating workshops, and overseeing the success of the program. Participants can also complete an alternative community-based placement with our community partners as part of their certificate.

transparent KWIC logoThe Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC)
is a grassroots and charitable Global Education and Resource Centre which promotes dialogue and understanding of world issues to enable people to engage in positive social and environmental change.

Students can choose from a variety of placement opportunities with KWIC, as well as the timing of the placement. For example, you may wish to begin your placement hours in the fall, or complete the full 40 hours during the 3-week spring placement session.

Placements may include – but are not limited to the following opportunities, and may be tailored to suit individual interests:

  • Develop and lead global education workshops for local classes and community groups using participatory and arts-based methodologies.
  • Work on special education events, such as Global Youth Day – KWIC’s spring youth conference.
  • Liaise with local schools to connect KWIC program with classrooms
  • Research and write curriculum development links to KWIC program
  • Develop communication and outreach materials

TRACKS final logo (Transparent PNG)The TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science (TRACKS) Youth program
aims to foster a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around us and how it works. Students are encouraged to make connections between Western ways of knowing and traditional Indigenous knowledge so that we might develop a broader perspective where all ways of knowing are valued.

Placement hours may start anytime after November.  Teacher candidates may choose to complete all their hours during the spring practicum session, or may choose to complete some of these hours throughout the school year.

Placement options include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivery and implementation of programming including school workshops, after-school programs, and outreach events
  • Research and curriculum writing
  • Representing TRACKS at community events
  • Liaising with schools and community groups to integrate TRACKS workshops and curriculum
  • Assisting with organization and facilitation of teacher candidate training and information sessions on Indigenous education
  • Developing promotional and outreach materials
  • Communication tasks including blogging and social media updates
  • Some general office admin tasks

Trent_International_cmyk (1) (1)Trent International Program believes opportunities to develop global citizenship through academic and social networks are essential to all students’ development in our learning community.

As a catalyst, we strategically support the ideas and interests of students, faculty and academic departments in order to synthesize the international strengths and resources of the university.

We realize our mission by:

• Attracting and retaining highly qualified students from a range of countries, through professional enrolment management
• Increasing opportunities for Trent students to study, work or intern overseas
• Maintaining and developing sources of scholarship funding for student and faculty  international activity
• Developing national and international relationships to build Trent’s reputation
• Collaborating on co-curricular programs to ensure that global citizenship is a priority for all members of the Trent community
• Engaging community stakeholders to foster better understanding of the material circumstances of international students, as well as to help realize the significant cultural and economic benefits that internationalized students and alumni bring to the region

school-of-edThrough Trent University’s  School of Education and Professional Learning the Consecutive Bachelor of Education program combines attention to individual learners in small class settings with a community-based approach. The School of Education works in close collaboration with Trent University’s Faculty of Arts and Science and with educators in the wider community.

Through their university credits in foundational and curriculum courses, students are exposed to recent advances in theory and research. During their classroom placements they are encouraged to use this expertise to think critically about their own professional practice and to develop a professional identity through attention to individual needs, multiple modes of learning, human diversity, and critical thinking in content areas.

Rock Camp for Girls* Peterborough provides youth in the Peterborough area with the opportunity to build confidence and community through the creation of rock music. RC4G* uses the medium of rock ‘n roll as a fun and accessible way to encourage and assist campers in: developing new abilities; taking risks within a safe and supportive atmosphere; building communication and teamwork skills; enhancing confidence and self-esteem; and ultimately having a fun and fulfilling experience.

RC4G*’s programs are primarily targeted to girls, women, non-binary and trans individuals. Male allies are welcomed as supporters and behind-the-scenes volunteers.

Warming Room Community Ministries aims to nurture a community of love, peace and justice in the City of Peterborough by responding to immediate needs, breaking down barriers amongst us and advocating for systemic change. This comes to fruition through our three main programs:

  • The Warming Room, a emergency winter shelter that provides a safe warm place for those who can’t or won’t use the current shelter system, and provides outreach in the summer season to those who are living on the streets and couch surfing.
  • One Roof Community Centre, a centre that looks to provide an inclusive community where individuals can access nutritious food, and the tools to meet their goals. Lunch and dinner are served Monday to Friday, lunch is served Saturday and dinner is served Sunday. During the week individuals can access employment training programs, mentoring, medical supports and so much more.
  • The HOME Program (Housing Options for Mutual Empowerment), a program that provides supportive housing to those who have struggled with chronic homelessness. Residents are supported in finding and maintaining housing and surrounded by an intentional community of support that looks to support the individual in setting and achieving their goals.

Previous Partners

Department DescriptionCentre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility



Jamaican Self Help