Register Now! Teach Outside the Box Social Justice Certificate & Alternative Placement Program

TEACH Candidates in Circle


TEACH Outside the Box is a unique opportunity for teacher candidates and educators to participate in a series of interactive workshops to explore critical education theories from various perspectives (global, Indigenous, anti-oppression, popular education), different ways to teach (in and outside of the classroom) and put theory into practice with an optional community-based alternative placement. At TEACH Outside the Box you will be part of a collaborative network of educators, learning alongside your peers and from community partners as you build your own social justice education toolbox! 

Please visit for program details.

A unique opportunity for teacher candidates and community educators!

  • Explore theories of anti-oppression from global and Indigenous perspective
  • Develop tools to integrate critical education into active learning spaces
  • Participate in a workshop series and alternative community-based practicum 

This certificate requires a 40hr commitment;  75 hours with an alternative placement. 

For more information contact


Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration

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Jamacian Self Help

New Canadians Centre

The Trent Centre for Community-Based Education

Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough

Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough

Ontario Council for International Cooperation

Ontario Council for International Cooperation

The Seasoned Spoon

The Seasoned Spoon

YWCA Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton

YWCA Peterborough Victoria and Haliburton

TRACKS Workshops & Camp

Bring TRACKS to your classroom! 

Indigenous knowledge, investigative science, and environmental education in fun, hands-on workshops- now booking!  

TRACKS is the TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge andScience Youth Program, run through Trent's Indigenous Environmental Studies/Sciences program and the Kawartha World Issues Centre. Our focus is on the weaving of Indigenous knowledge and science to encourage youth to explore different ways of knowing. 

By considering the world from different perspectives, we aim to help young people develop a deeper, broader worldview that is based on relationship-building and using more than just your head!


TRACKS currently offers four 1.5 hour workshops:

  • Mishiikenh (Turtle) 
  • Ode'min (Strawberry)
  • Gchi-Nibi (Water) 
  • Mtigwaaki (Forest)* *must have access to some forested area 

TRACKS instructors are fun, mature and knowledgeable and bring strong science and cultural backgrounds. Our activities are well suited to the outdoors- we encourage you to let us take your kids outside! 

Workshop Costs
discounts offered for schools booking more than one workshop on the same day

$120 for one workshop 
$90 each for two 
$75 each for three or more

In addition to our school workshops, TRACKS offers summer camp opportunities in our First Nations partner communities and two weeks of camp at Trent University!  

July 21-25             ages 8-11        $150 
July 28-Aug 1       ages 12-15       $175

For more information or to book about our workshops and camps please visit our website at or contact us at 705-748-1011, ex. 6381 /

Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS)

Youth Leadership in Sustainability Program

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Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) is a new and innovative program based in Peterborough, Ontario that will prepare grade 11 and 12 students for leadership roles in local and global sustainability initiatives at the local and global levels.  The one semester program will launch September 2018 and is open to students from any KPR, PVNC, private or home school, provided they can get themselves to Trent University on school days.

YLS represents a partnership program with Kenner Collegiate, Trent University, the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) and Fleming College. The YLS classroom is on Trent University campus but the program will take us into our forests, communities, and the world!

YLS will be taught as an integrated 4 credit package that will give us much flexibility in our day for extended field trips, outdoor exploration, and even a 2-week study tour to northern Europe! Our learning experiences outside and within the traditional classroom will be rich and incorporate teachings from Indigenous and global perspectives.

For more information please visit:

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SDG Forum Priority Action Report and Summary Notes Mar 1 2019

SDG Forum Image by Jason Wilkins

On March 1st, 2019 over 100 community educators, activitsts, students, academics and leaders gathered to begin a process of localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The resulting Priority Action Plan & Open Space Summary Notes are attached as printable pdf documents at the bottom of this page. 

In local communities across the world, governments, the private sector, and civil society have started to mobilize efforts
to take action on the UN SDGs. At this Community Forum, we explored diverse local actions and initiatives that connect
to the Goals through a facilitated Open Space activity.
We undertook a collective process of prioritizing existing and emergent initiatives, in order to identify five key goals -
and related actions - that reflect our community’s strengths and concerns, and that can inform the development of a local
strategy to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. These priorities are captured in the SDG Forum Priority Action Plan. 
Summary Notes captured during the Open Space discussions can be found also in the SDG Forum Open Space Summary Notes, below.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They
address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation,
prosperity, and peace and justice. The 17 Goals are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which
was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The Goals interconnect and seek to address the complex
global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity,
and peace and justice. To find out more the UN SDGs, visit: