EE With, Not In is a collaborative project that will support current and future students in their Experiential Education (EE) experiences in the Jane and Finch (JF) Community. The project calls for a reciprocal approach that is respectful of community knowledge and expertise in the JF community, instead of being grounded in assumptions and stigmatizations of the neighbourhood.
The project will develop the principles of respectful and reciprocal EE in JF based on consultation and collaboration with various JF community partners honouring the knowledge and expertise of community leaders, organizations and the JFCRP (Jane Finch Community Research Partnership). The goal is to better inform the processes and way EE activities take place within the JF neighbourhood. This ensures the well-being of the community by supporting York students in engaging with the community in ways that are respectful, sustainable, reciprocal and just.
Natalie Coulter, Byron Gray