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London

Community Partners

Themes

  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 19, 2019 – February 22, 2019 

Number of Participants

  • 12 Student Participants (6 from Queen's, 6 from Western)
  • 2 Student Trip Leaders (1 from Queen's, 1 from Western)

Activities

Throughout the 4-day experience, you will have the opportunity to work with 4 different non-profit organizations working to combat social isolation and build communities in London.  Schedules will vary each day, but consist of the same fundamental components: learning from community partners, project work, and a critical reflection of the day’s activities. More than a volunteer program, students will explore themes that address a community-identified need. This experience offers you the chance to make meaningful contributions to the diverse communities in London, build relationships, develop skills, and learn more about the City of London.

Highlights:

  • Form connections and increase networking opportunities with fellow University students and London organizations
  • Develop diverse skills that complement your academic studies with hands-on experience
  • Participate in reflection activities to critically examine aspects of your identity and how they interplay with community engaged learning
  • Experience a piece of London’s many local attractions by going on an end-of-the-week social!

Ideal Participant

You are not required to have any previous knowledge of the needs and issues explored during the program. If you are hard-working, optimistic, and open-minded then this is a great opportunity for you. If you know how to go with the flow and want to engage in hands-on learning outside of the classroom you will love this experience. All program participants are expected to commit to attending all program components.

Cost

$400 CAD (subject to change)

Trip Cost Covers:

  • Meals while in London
  • Transportation to/from London
  • Ground transportation in London
  • Accommodations
  • Social
  • Administrative Fee (t-shirt, team leader contribution, journal)

Note: Queen's Cares participants will be responsible for any souvenirs, or additional food/snacks during the trip.

Preliminary Daily Itinerary

TIME DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4
9:00-9:30am Group Meeting Group Meeting Group Meeting Group Meeting
9:30-10:00am Travel from WU Travel from WU Travel from WU Travel from WU
10:00-12:00pm Community Engaged Learning Community Engaged Learning Community Engaged Learning Community Engaged Learning
12:00-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00-3:00pm Community Engaged Learning Community Engaged Learning Community Engaged Learning Community Engaged Learning
3:00-3:30pm Facilitated Reflection Facilitated Reflection Facilitated Reflection Facilitated Reflection
3:30-4:00pm Travel to WU Travel to WU Travel to WU Travel to WU
6:00-9:00pm     Social Evening Travel back to QU

*NOTE – Each day you will be traveling to a different agency via city bus. Itinerary is subject to change at any point in time, as with all community driven experiences.

Accommodations

Info coming soon!

Meals

Meals will be provided in partnership with Western University during the program. You will be responsible for some meals and snacks (to be identified).

Need to Know

  • This experience is based solely in Ontario. Passports and travel visas are not required if you are a Canadian citizen. International students will require a passport.  
  • If you require disability related accommodation, or have other special considerations, we encourage you to contact us before applying. We may require further information to determine how we can best meet your accommodation needs.