Summary Notes from Community-Campus Collaboration Initiative Roundtable Discussion with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

Posted:June 20, 2013

Scaling up Work‐Integrated Learning for the Mutual Benefit of Students, PSE Institutions and Civil Society Organizations

The Community‐Campus Collaboration Initiative aims to enhance collaboration between post‐secondary institutions and the communities in which they are based. This June 4, 2013 discussion was a continuation of an initiative begun in 2011 with the Governor General and continued at Congress 2012 and other fora (see Annex 2 for additional background). This session engaged additional stakeholders with the objective of sharing successful practices, identifying roadblocks and having practical discussions on how both communities and campuses can benefit from increased collaborations.

The discussion took place June 4, at the University of Victoria during Congress 2013

See also supplementary material – Annex 1: Biographies of Participants & Annex 2: Background Notes Provided to Participants



The challenge of tenure and promotion procedures should not be permitted to unduly limit the growth of the movement for community-university engagement in Canada. A dialogue for action on this issue should be launched and sustained until this obstacle is permanently removed.*