The School of Social Work. York University
Emery Collegiate Institute, TDSB
C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, TDSB

The School of Social Work
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

NOISE was developed by the School of Social Work’s Community Engagement Community to address the school’s goal “to build upon established community ties in the Black Creek community by developing a cohesive program of action that engages collaboratively with the Black Creek Community in challenging oppression; advocating for the removal of barriers that hinder community members from fully participating in the issues that affect their lives; and working towards social change”.

The NOISE project is very well aligned with York University’s Strategic Priorities as well as the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and the School of Social Work’s Strategic Priorities.

NOISE offers a structure through which York can systematically engage youth from the local community in expanded learning opportunities that enhance their academic success thereby increasing the post-secondary education attainment rate of the community. NOISE also provide an excellent opportunity for York’s undergraduate and graduate students with alum to work collaboratively with youth on projects that allow them to ground academic concepts in real-world contexts.

NOISE addresses the Strategic Objectives of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies – specifically, Principle 20 which notes that “community engagement and learning are valuable for educating responsible and socially conscious citizens”.

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Members of the Global-Local Community Engagement Committee, School of Social Work
• Uzo Anucha, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director (NOISE Project Lead)
• Wilburn Hayden Jr, Professor
• Barbara Heron, Associate Professor and Director, School of Social Work
• Julia Janes, PhD Student
• Maria Liegghio, Assistant Professor (NOISE Project Co-Lead)
• Susan McGrath, Professor
• Vina Sandler, Field Education Manager
• Karen Swift, Professor
• Narda Razack, Associate Professor

Emery Collegiate Institute
Toronto District School Board

Emery C.I. is a school which fosters lifelong learning. We strive to provide innovative and relevant programs in a safe and nurturing environment. Staff, students, parents, and community partners play a pivotal role in our common pursuit of excellence. We challenge our students to excel through active participation, incorporating both leadership and scholarship. We also encourage personal growth in our students, assisting them in becoming confident, independent thinkers who are aware of their strengths in a competitive and dynamic society. We are proud of the caring staff at Emery, who enrich the academic curriculum by providing many co-curricular program for students. In May 2011, Emery celebrated 50 years of Excellence in Education.

Enrollment and achievement at a glance
Female: 414
Male: 536
Total: 950

Out of 200 graduates in 2011/2012, 162 attend post-secondary institutions. On the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, 73% were successful.

Principal: Icilda Elliston
Address: 3395 Weston Rd, North York, ON M9M2V9
Phone #: 416-395-3220
Fax #: 416-395-4193

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