Ways We Work

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CESI weaves capacity building, community engagement, and collaboration through all that we do. Some examples of our work include:

  • Building capacity for community engagement in Guelph and Wellington County
    • Offering skill development workshops for campus and community stakeholders
    • Training and mentoring students
    • Working to reduce barriers to community-university collaboration
  • Supporting community-university collaborations that create mutually beneficial impacts for partners and the broader community
    • Providing staff and student support
    • Offering consultation and advice
    • Actively participating in community initiatives (e.g. through board membership)
    • Creatively leveraging university resources
    • Mobilizing knowledge