Although the fundamental principals remain consistent, the interpretation and delivery of CBL courses will vary across disciplines. Similarly, the learning outcomes for students in a CBL course are likely to be more heterogeneous than a traditional course because of the variety of placements and contexts within which the learning takes place. Part of successfully planning a CBL course is being open to risk, flexibility, and adaptation.
• Develop transformative partnerships with our community partners to allow all stakeholders to achieve their goals.
• Provide a wide variety of community-based learning opportunities for our students to experience and engage with course content.
• Instil a commitment to social and community awareness and action within our community and beyond.
Process for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage:
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has implemented a new streamlined process for students enrolled in an approved Ontario university program that requires them to complete placements in the workplaces as part of their program of study.
The Workplace Educational Placement Agreement (WEPA) Form has been replaced by the Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim Form. Placement Employers and Training Agencies (universities) are no longer required to complete and sign the online Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim Form for each placement that is part of the student’s program of study in order to be eligible for WSIB coverage.
Instead, this form only needs to be completed when submitting a claim resulting from an on-the-job injury/disease. Please note that universities will be required to enter their MTCU- issued Firm Number in order to complete the online claim form.
Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim Forms
Please note that all Occupational Health and Safety procedures must be followed, and WSIB processes must be put into place in the event of an injury/disease. The university will keep the signed original of the placement letter on file and ensure that placement sites have a copy.
“Working with the LWHG was an invaluable experience, one that provided us with lessons in leadership as well as an understanding the importance of community involvement. Above all, collaborating with these strong women has demonstrated to a group of university students the value of championing social change.” (Historian’s Craft student)