Kawartha World Issues Centre

KWIC logoEstablished in 1989, KWIC is a charitable Global Education and Resource Centre that promotes dialogue and understanding on world issues and their local connections, to enable people to engage in positive social and environmental change in the Peterborough and Kawartha areas. Our annual program includes community-based events and workshops, a youth-led engagement program, the sharing of human and information resources, such as our free-lending alternative library, community partnerships and collaborations. We have an active multi age volunteer program, and host student research, internships, and alternative education placements.

During the year, KWIC hosts students for research and service learning projects, internships and alternative education placements, as well as visiting international speakers. Annual activities include the KWIC World Issues Café discussion series, the Seeds for Justice Youth Engagement Facilitators Collective, which trains youth in workshop facilitation and design to share for local community and youth groups, and classrooms, and a Global Youth Day spring youth conference. We support collaborative activities, such as Person’s Day Breakfast, the One World Dinner, the TEACH Outside the Box Social Justice Certificate program for young educators, as well as working groups.

Issue and skill-based community workshops are grounded in the theory and practice of Popular Education. As an umbrella organization, KWIC has a history of incubating emerging community initiatives, such as Sustainable Trent, Trent Oxfam: Food, Climate and Gender, Peterborough Green Up, Kawartha Food Share, Peterborough Reframe International Film Festival, and TRACKS Indigenous Youth program in partnership with the Trent Indigenous Environmental Sciences program and First Nation Communities.

The KWIC Global Education and Resource Centre is located in the Environmental Sciences Centre in Room B101 at Trent University, East Bank. Contact: www.kwic.info or 705-748-1680 to get involved or for more information!

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