Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Chris Adam
Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
SustainableCampuses-Canada/Mexico partnership

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Sustainable campuses has been active for 6 years and is part of several grants received by the College through one geography teacher who then coordinated three Mexican university partnerships in the state of Morelos. Dawson pays for the travel, coordinators on site, equipment pedagogical material and has given 20 student research micro-scholarships. All aspects of sustainability are covered under a participatory research theme, including landscape renewal, establishment of gardens, committees, woman's groups, indigenous knowledge transfer, values education, support for women in school, leadership character, medicinal plants, culture and sustainability and community theatre as a teaching method, and group leadership.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Earthvalues Institute

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Dawson works with the Earthvalues Institute to develop a NatureHood children's program that teaches about urban wildlife. Summer camp and a video series have been implemented. NatureHood is a Nature Canada project and coordinated in Ottawa.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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