York Centre for Education and Community

Making community a vital part of education

Education faces constant challenges due to the rapidly changing world. Migration and residential patterns, technological advances, as well as economic, political and social conditions, create an environment for education that demands ongoing assessment. Building on the relationships between learning institutions and communities ensures that education is current, relevant and a cornerstone of academic success.

The York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC) is designed to support teaching and learning that is appropriate to students’ diverse needs, considerate of their cultural experiences, and supportive of their aspirations. To accomplish these goals, the Centre facilitates collaborative research in education, both in classrooms and in other settings.

News & Events

2nd Annual Walk with Excellence

Amidst cheer-filled shouts of school pride on Friday, June 13th, 2014, in the 2nd Annual Walk with Excellence, approx. 600 high school graduates from 4 local high schools walk …

YCEC/EAW/TCEN Youth Workers PD Certificate Program Graduation

An exciting graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday Feb 12, 2014 at York University for the 2nd cohort of the YCEC/EAW/TCEN Youth Workers Professional Development Certificat …

YCEC Summer Institute 2014

Communities & their Schools: Transformative Practices & Possibilities Our annual two-day Summer Institute brings together educators, students, parents and community me …

Prof. Sandra Schecter Receives Inaugural Faculty of Education Dean’s Research Impact Award

Republished from Y-file (published 13.05.14).  Click here for original article. From left: Faculty of Education Dean Ron Owston with Professor Sandra Schecter York education P …

Donna Greene – Visiting Fellow from University of Warwick

Donna Greene, doctoral researcher from the University of Warwick, visited YCEC through the Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship from April 24th to May 1st, 2014 to advance her res …