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Teacher Resources

We know that preparing students for life after high school is a monumental task. As part of our goal to make sure that every student has an opportunity to explore post-secondary education as potential pathway, we provide the following supports for secondary schools in the community.


If you are a teacher working within the Black Creek /Jane Finch Community and looking for student resources, we are happy to provide the following workshops and programs to support your students along their journey to considering their pathways after high school. We working with you to deliver tailored workshops for student success in post-secondary education. Here are some we typically offer:

One-on-One Supports

If you have a student who is interested in post-secondary education, no matter which school they're interested in, they can connect with the Community Projects Coordinator to ask their questions. Some things we can discuss:

  • Application reviews: OSAP, scholarships
  • How to decide your post-secondary pathway
  • On Campus jobs


Take Our Kids to Work Day

The CEC works closely with community partners and York U to make a unique day for grade 9 students who may not have other options to participate in this experience.  Take Our Kids to Work Day joins the morning pre-planned York events including tours, talks, and pizza.  In the afternoon our group gathers for various workshops and speakers who inspire and broaden ideas of “what I want to do when I grow up”.  It also introduces students early on to the assets of York University in their own back yard.

Walk With Excellence

The annual Walk With Excellence is a rite-of-passage event that celebrates the commitment, hard work, and strength that students demonstrated to reach his milestone. During the event, students from 5 high schools in the area will parade to York University, together with faculty and community members, and participate in a showcase of the pride, talents, and accomplishments of the students as they move forward to the next chapter in their lives.

Interested in working together?

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have ideas, or questions about how we can collaborate!