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

YCEC and TDSB complete research on the Africentric Alternative School: Research Report available

The Africentric Alternative School Research Project was a 3-year partnership (2011-2014) between the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), York University’s Centre for Educati ...

Brenda J. Child

Remembering Colonialism: The Boarding School as Metaphor - A public Lecture with Brenda J. Child

Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:30 - 6:30pm Senior Common Room 021 Winters College York University, Keele Campus Brenda J. Child will speak on the experiences of families who exper ...

YCEC Summer Institute 2015 - August 27-28

The YCEC's two-day Summer Institute on August 27-28, in collaboration with YouthREX, brings together educators, teacher candidates, parents and community members to explore an ...

YCEC Summer Institute 2015: Call for Proposals

York Centre for Education and Community 2015 Summer Institute August 27 - 28, 2015 Call for Workshop Proposals The theme for the upcoming YCEC Summer Institute is: “Education ...

Creating Good and Inclusive Schools: A Public Lecture with Dr. Hyacinth Evans

Thursday November 6, 2014 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | 0001 Accolade East York University, Keele Campus Join us for the annual York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC) and Faculty ...