Tkaronto K4C Hub
University of Toronto Scarborough
Following conversations about the importance of community expertise and to ensure that research are also driven by community needs, K4C Tkaronto was co-founded in the summer of 2019 by the Centre for Critical Development Studies at UTSC, OISE at the U of T, community partners Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development (CL&D), and Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC).
As of March 2020, mentors from these organisations have been trained and certified by K4C Global to become resources in future community-based participatory research projects. They have also been deeply embedded in the pedagogy of the cluster of courses that form the core of the Community Knowledge Learning Hub, an experiential learning project funded by the Provost at the U of Toronto.
Food Processing Essential Program: Workplace & Manufacturing Safety
The Food Processing Essential Program (FPE) is a new online program designed in collaboration between the Toronto Centre for Learning & Development (CL&D) and Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC), with funding support from Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The courses provide participants with current and relevant training and skills for obtaining employment in the food processing and hospitality industries. Due to the effects of COVID-19, the need for food processors is steadily increasing as grocery, hospital food service and prepared food industries have seen a drastic increase in demand.