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Lessons in community engagement

Education at George Brown happens in collaboration with the community and with industry. This is especially true in the George Brown College School of Social and Community Services where we have over 1,000 partnerships with external organizations. These valuable connections benefit everyone—students, the community and businesses.

Building a stronger Toronto through applied learning means keeping the conversation open and fluid. One way the School of Social and Community Services does this is through our Program Advisory Committees. Consisting of employers, members of the community and alumni, these leaders advise us on current issues and trends to keep the curriculum strong and relevant. After all, a social work degree is only as good as the curriculum it is based upon.

Making research and curriculum relevant

Serving the community through education means making research available and meaningful to those who need it. The George Brown College School of Social and Community Services conducts community-based research that has immediate practical value both inside and outside of the classroom.

To respond to a changing community, George Brown has expanded its Career and Work Counsellor program to include a module pertaining to new Canadians and refugees. Diversity training and the development of materials for anti-violence work are included in social services career training.

Partnerships to benefit your bottom line

If you are interested in increasing your organization’s competitive advantage through a joint research project with George Brown, visit the Office of Applied and Institutional Research and Innovation at George Brown College.

If you are an employer or community leader interested in partnering with George Brown, either to supply advice or through a joint research project, please contact:

Office of Employer Engagement and Field Innovation
Lori Cranson

Association Dean, Community Services and Health Sciences
Phone: 416-415-5000 extension 2434

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George Brown graduates bring practical knowledge, experience and sensitivity to their work environment.
Anat Wertheim
Manager of Employment Services, Jewish Vocational Services of Metro Toronto