Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Fanshawe Partnership with Chippewa of the Thames First Nation

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:

Transformative: this project supports social equity and wellbeing and economic properity focused on the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. This project is also participatory, and involves underrepresented and vulnerable populations within our First Nations communities. This project benefits ecological health by bringing education to a peoples where a fundamental belief in their culture is that the earth is sacred. The Chippewa of the Thames First Nation were directly involved in all of the planning and implementation of this project.

The program is designed to meet community job shortages, while providing quality programming close to home in a supportive learning environment created for the people of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation

https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/news/fanshawe-and-first-nation-celebrate-new-partnership


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
The Argyle Community Careers and Connect (ACCC)

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):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

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):

"The project connected at-risk youth to hands-on opportunities for skills development and training, while completing home repairs and other projects in the community. This was a formal partnership with Fanshawe, City of London and Habitat for Humanity funded by the London Community Foundation Vitality Fund.

http://habitat4home.ca/events-3/archived-events/argyle-community-careers-and-connect-project"


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Low Carbon Learning Community

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd 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? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Not Sure

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):

"The opportunity will offer a triple bottom line:
Social – Foster Responsible Citizens in Your Community
Financial – New Capital to Fund Projects, Reduce Energy Cost and Carbon Tax Savings
Environmental – Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Meet and Exceed Climate Change Action Plan Targets

It is Fanshawe’s belief that a low carbon learning community will generate numerous learning and professional opportunities for our students, whether that be applied learning co-op opportunities, new research projects and new job opportunities for our graduates locally in the community."


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

Fanshawe Partnership with Chippewa of the Thames First Nation: Guy Williams, Manager, Fanshawe First Nations Centre

The Argyle Community Careers and Connect (ACCC): Darlene O'Neill, Senior Manager, Employment & Student Entrepreneurial Services


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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