Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Don Forster
Submission Date March 30, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seneca College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Paula Echeveste
Sustainability Supervisor
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Seneca’s United Way Campaign

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 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? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

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:

With the Seneca United Way Campaign Senecans can come together to donate, volunteer and give back. This is the change to support the community that they live and work in and the 250 United way agencies that work in priority neighborhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. During the campaign Senecans, are encouraged to organize fundraising events and/or donate.
For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.senecacollege.ca/support/support-a-project/seneca-united-way.htm


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

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):

Seneca partner with Diabetes Canada, City of Markham and the Township of King to provide textile donation bins on campuses. The bins allow the Seneca community to donate unwanted clothing, bedding, towels, drapes, shoes and more to help divert textile waste from landfills.

Since establishing our partnership in 2018, Seneca College has helped divert over 25 tons of textile, abated 635 Tons of CO2.

https://www.senecacollege.ca/about/sustainability/waste-reduction/textiles.html#textiles


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Don Forster Apiaries

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):
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 (3rd partnership):

Seneca College has established a transformative partnership with a local comercial beekeeper. Seneca provides support in terms of providing land, space to sell the honey harvested, classrooms for educational and engagement activities, and there is a financial contribution from Forster Apiaries that goes back to Seneca Students.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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