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 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 …

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 …