University in the Community takes post-secondary education into the community. We believe that learning is inclusive, lifelong and active. It is the capacity to participate.

Each year, we offer free-of-charge, semester-long courses to adults whose access to higher education has been limited by life circumstances. Students meet once a week at one of our two locations: Innis College (U of T, St. George campus) or CAMH (Queen and Ossington).

Who can enroll in University in the Community? If you have a passion for learning but face barriers to higher education, possess basic English literacy skills and can commit to weekly attendance, please get in touch!

For more information or to register, send an email to: or visit the webpage:

Fall 2015 Course Flyer
You must go to Innis College. Take the elevator to the third floor. Look right. Go to Room 312. Be sure to ask for a list of the courses on the calendar when you get there.
Issues in Canadian Social Policy: Part I
Innis College. Room 312
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
October 6: Professor Emeritus Ken Rae, Department of Economics, University of Toronto. “Canadian Social Policy: An Historical and Institutional Perspective.”
October 13: John Pepall, author of “Against Reform” (UofT Press, 2010). “Media and Social Policy in Canada.”
October 20: University Professor emeritus Peter Russell, Department of Political Science, UofT. “Relearning Democracy in a Multicultural Canada.”
October 27: Professor Melanie Panitch, Faculty of Community Services, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University. “Out from Under Disability.”
November 3: Barry Goodwin, Ontario Public Service Visiting Fellow, School of Public Policy and Governance, UofT. “Social Policy and Public Policy.”
November 10: Brenda McPhail, Director, Privacy Technology and Surveillance Project, Canadian Civil Liberties Association. “Protecting Privacy.”
November 17: Professor Cecilia Rocha, Director of the School of Nutrition, Ryerson University. “Policies for Food Security.”
November 24: Dean Usha George, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University. “Social Policy and Social Change.”
December 1: Course review, student debates, discussion, feedback.
December 8: End-of-term party.
Winter 2015 course: February 2 to April 1, 2016. Issues in Canadian Social Policy: Part 2
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