Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.71
Liaison Sharmilla Raj
Submission Date May 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

Toronto Metropolitan University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 5.00
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
46,462

Number of students engaged in community service:
5,460

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
11.75

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
119,070

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
2.56

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:
--

Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
No

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The approximate total is a very conservative value captured only through our TMU Urban Farm Volunteer Program and Student Life programming including: Peer Coaching, Therapy Dog Program, Volunteer Link, and Level Up programs. TMU Urban Farm’s Drop in Volunteer Program is a weekly volunteer session where they participate in various tasks at the Urban Farm, including weeding, fertilizing, mulching, crop removal and more.118+ students attended Peer Coaching sessions where Interested students are matched up with a Peer Coach and provided with a handy workbook, full of fun activities and thought-provoking content. Together, with the guidance of their Peer Coach, and the tools provided in their workbook, participants will navigate through 4 different leadership sessions, focusing on: Identifying Strengths, Crafting a Personal Leadership Philosophy, Goal Setting & Goal Acting, and Reflecting & Next Steps. Volunteer Link connects TMU students to volunteer opportunities at TMU and in the community. It’s a great chance to see what TMU offers, enhance your leadership skills, and build valuable work experience for your resume. When you register for Volunteer Link on ExploreTMU, you will be able to see upcoming volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities, the contact information and next steps will be included in the posting. 666+ students participated so far this year in the Therapy Dog Program. The Therapy Dog Program by TMU Leadership is dedicated to fostering mental well-being and emotional support within our campus community. Our goal is to provide a comforting and uplifting experience through weekly sessions, offering the opportunity for students to interact with certified therapy dogs. In collaboration with St. John's Ambulance, these events create a welcoming space where students, faculty, and staff can engage with trained dogs in a relaxed and supportive environment. These sessions aim to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance overall mental wellness. Level Up is TMU University’s co-curricular recognition program, that captures campus involvement through an official university document. It gives students the chance to build or enhance an online portfolio of badges where they can translate the transferable skills they’ve learned from exploring their community into tangible items for their resume, LinkedIn, personal blog and networking opportunities (to name a few). The Sustainability Ambassador Program is a volunteer leadership program open to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in promoting a culture of sustainability on campus through peer-to-peer education, engagement, research, & action. Participants (Sustainability Ambassador's) will be issued by TMU Leadership at the end of each semester.

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