Community Engaged Learning

Working with students is a central component of GAAP’s work. Each year, we work with a community-engaged learning (CEL) student to help us organize GAAP activities.

Over the years, CEL students have helped us:

  • lead annual World AIDS Day events for undergraduate students;
  • organize our annual youth sexual health symposium for undergraduate and graduate researchers, as well as youth community researchers;
  • organize GAAP-related research activities;
  • update the website;
  • and make connections in local communities

The CEL student is a part of New College/ University of Toronto’s Community Engaged Learning program. Students receive a full-year course credit. Generally, students are upper-level undergraduate students who are committed to working for social justice and are looking for meaningful, practical, or research experience that makes a contribution to the social service or community sector. Applications for CEL students open each summer for the following year. If you are interested in becoming a student, feel free to get in touch with the CEL program at the link above. You may also contact june.larkin@utoronto.ca with questions pertaining specifically to the GAAP practicum. We also host student practicums that are in collaboration with other youth-serving sexual health organizations. We would love to hear from you!