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Community Engagement & Collaboration

 

Impact a student’s life. Grow as a professional. Thrive as an organization.

As a business professional you have tremendous experience and expertise that could positively impact students in our education system. The Learning Partnership offers community engagement opportunities that can support you in making a difference for Canada’s education and in your community.

For more information, please contact us at info@thelearningpartnership.ca or 1-800-790-9113


FOR INDIVIDUALS

  

Classroom Business Partner

Through our Entrepreneurial Adventure and Dragons’ Nest program, help K-12 students develop valuable skills needed to succeed throughout their school journey and as they enter the world-of-work. By sharing your business experience, knowledge and skills, along with help from a teacher, you can assist students in designing, developing and implementing a real venture, with proceeds donated to charity.

Time Commitment: Provide mentorship 1-6 hours a month in the classroom and/or via video conferencing (e.g. Skype, FaceTime).

Business Video Pitch Judge

Use your business experience and expertise to help judge real venture video pitches submitted by students for our Dragons’ Nest program and choose finalists that will face a panel of Dragons at our Dragons’ Nest Finale.

Time Commitment: 4 hours during one week in April (all done online).

Essay Contest Judge

Through our character and literacy building Turning Points program, you can volunteer as a regional essay judge that reads and ranks writing pieces submitted by students for a writing contest to determine the winners in specific categories.

Experience Sharing

Help student through their career exploration through our Real Talk mobile and web app by sharing your personal reflection of your high school experiences and school-to-work journey, as well as advice and tips you’ve learned over the years.

Time Commitment: Dedicate 20 minutes to completing an online survey and your profile will be featured on the Real Talk app that is accessed by more than 44,000 users – and counting!

Guest Speaker

Share your business insights and leadership experience with senior education leaders, while expanding your network by volunteering your time as a guest speaker at one of The Learning Partnership’s Executive Leadership courses and events.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours during one business day.


FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Featured Workplace for 360-Degree Virtual Reality Video Tour

Your organization could be featured on a 360-degree virtual reality video tour that will be made available to students across Canada with limited access to career exploration opportunities such as Take Our Kids to Work Day and other experiential programs.

Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours of access to workplace for filming (includes: 3-4 hours of interior and exterior footage; 2-3 hours of interviews with 3-4 employees).

Take Our Kids to Work

You play a role in the development of young Canadians. Through Take Our Kids to Work, your organization can build community spirit and employee engagement, while supporting worthwhile career exploration experiences for Grade 9 students. Register with The Learning Partnership and you will receive program support, resources and tools to help you run a successful event day. You will also be eligible to apply for the Canada’s Outstanding Employers award, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance and contribution to Take Our Kids to Work day activities.

Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours during the first Wednesday of November, plus planning hours.

 
VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

Volunteering through TLP provides several personal and professional benefits such as:

>> Increasing your network: Work and connect with people outside of your usual sphere of contacts from different sectors, including education, government, non-profit and other business industries.

>> Gain personal satisfaction: Volunteering in education can be a rewarding and fun experience, knowing that in some small or large way you helped nurture a young student’s learning.

>> Grow and be challenged: Working in a different environment, with different people of different backgrounds and experience, can be challenging – especially dealing with the unknown – but it can make you learn and grow as a person.
 

“[This was] an opportunity to get out from behind the desk and take part in something that I don’t get to do every day (or at all). It was wonderful seeing the engagement of the students and the work the staff put in. Great experience.”

– Business Partner, Entrepreneurial Adventure program

 
CUSTOMIZED ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

If you have specific personal volunteer goals, or your organization is looking for something that meets certain corporate social responsibility objectives, The Learning Partnership can also customize an opportunity to help you engage directly with the education sector and support education initiatives.

To learn more, please contact Kate Skipton, Development Coordinator at (416) 440-5105 or by email.