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 2016: Call for Proposals

York Centre for Education and Community 2016 Summer Institute August 24 - 26, 2016 The theme for the upcoming YCEC Summer Institute is Re/defining Educational Success: Purpose ...

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 ...

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 ...