Help a community organization while having fun, making friends and gaining skills.
Reading Week Community Compass
During reading week help community organizations in Montreal, while furthering your leadership development and self-awareness in social and interactive settings. Activities will include building ramps for single step access to stores, sorting food donations, light carpentry, cooking and preparing meals.
Registration opens January 20thand closes February 17th, 2020.
MONTREAL Feb 24th – 28th
2-hour pre-departure session with your team
Four days of half-day volunteering (9:00-13:00, Monday - Thursday)
Post-experience wrap-up and celebration on Friday with all participants. (Friday 10:00-13:00)
LAURENTIANS Feb 23rd – 28th (includes travel)
3-hours pre-departure session with your team
4-days 4-nights volunteer/play/retreat at Camp Kinkora
Post-experience wrap-up and celebration on Friday with all participants.
Travel, accommodation and food for participants is provided in part for the George and Helen Coward Endowment
We have 8 years of experience preparing teams for community experience, and making meaning of their community engagement experience through facilitated reflection. We can help make your community engagement activity achieve the highest possible outcomes for participants learning around: teamwork, collaboration, deep listening, and self-directed reflection.
George & Helene Coward Endowment Fund
Community Compass is the evolution of a program formerly known as Alternative Spring Break (ASB). The ASB program received a generous donation at the bequest of the late Kenneth Coward, and had been named in honour of his parents Helene and George Coward. It is intended to facilitate access and encourage students to engage in critical thinking and personal reflection in order to enrich their academic experience and foster civic responsibility.
Completion of the Community Compass reading week program can be applied towards the completion of your Core Skill Modules in FutureReady. Community Compass is the equivalent of completing 4 activities (2 Leadership & Collaboration, 1 Communitication & Digital Capabilities, 1 Career Development).