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Bridging the gap: fostering a partnership between Walksafe and Service d’accueil

Following the cancellation of transportation services due to cuts in school board funding in September 2016, McGill Walksafe partnered with Service d’accueil du Centre Multi-Ethnique St-Louis, a daycare linked with FACE elementary school. Although the children were previously able to take busses from the Service d’accueil daycare to the Recreation Association of Milton Park for… Keep Reading

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MealCare reduces food waste and food insecurity

One in six children in Canada are food insecure, yet, per capita, Canadians waste 183 kilograms of food annually. The gap between those who have access to more food than they can eat and those who have limited access to any food at all is wide. MealCare, an initiative led by students at McGill, hopes… Keep Reading

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Kahnawake Tutoring Program enters fourth year

The Ronteweiénstha Tehontatia'takéhnhen tutoring and separate mentorship programs at the Kahnawake Survival School (KSS), both run by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office at McGill, held their first sessions of the year on Oct. 5 and Oct. 17 respectively.  KSS is a community-run middle and high school serving students from the Kahnawake reservation… Keep Reading

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The hidden harm of voluntourism

While the idea of going abroad to help impoverished communities is commendable, volunteering abroad has several negative consequences that directly oppose the humanitarian intentions behind these trips. Many agencies that offer volunteer opportunities abroad sell the idea of ‘contributing to a community,’ whether by helping to build wells, schools, or even volunteering in an orphanage.… Keep Reading

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Third annual Community Engagement Day encourages students to get involved

Last Thursday, the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) held its third annual Community Engagement Day (CED). Around 45 organizations with 54 projects were present at the event, which drew about 550 attendees. According to Lina Martin-Chan, CED’s communications coordinator, the event aims to bridge the community-campus divide and provide students with the resources… Keep Reading

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