TGAO Mandate: The Town and Gown Association of Ontario (TGAO) is the trusted, coordinated voice for students, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, first responders, residents, and landlords in Ontario communities that host post-secondary institutions. TGAO shares information and facilitates connections among diverse stakeholders to promote vibrant, cohesive communities for everyone.
In this issue:
2017 Symposium: Celebrating the Journey, Ottawa
New membership benefits
Town and Gown in our communities
"Celebrating the Journey"
Ottawa May 8-10, 2017
This year, we are “Celebrating the Journey”, celebrating your accomplishments for the work you and your peers have done within your respective campuses, cities and communities. Celebrating the connections you have made and the partnerships to come, but also sharing the challenges faced along the way and celebrating the growth still to come. All in the heart of the nation’s Capital that is celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation with a year of numerous events and unique experiences.
Call for presentations is now open!
The themes for the 2017 symposium include but are not limited to the following:
Joint City / Post-Secondary Initiatives
Community Integrated City / Campus Planning
Integrated City / Campus Planning
Education and Experiential Learning
Community Relations and Off-Campus Living
The deadline to submit proposals is February 28, 2017.
To grow our membership and the TGAO network, we have intrdouced a free membership for student organizations and neighbourhood groups. We are also formally presenting an out-of-province membership opportunity. You can find out more details about our membership options on our website
In 2017 we are launching a Listserv for members and a membership directory on our website. Join the conversation, find out about emerging practices, and expand your town and gown network by purchasing your 2017 TGAO membership today.
Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo are partnering to launch CityStudio, an innovation hub where students, city staff and community stakeholders co-create solutions that support the city’s strategic priorities. November 14, 2016, Wilfrid Laurier University and City of Waterloo
Canada is poised to teach the world a thing or two about partnerships. While other countries are finding the effort frustrating and, for the most part, are failing to yield the fruit of their collaboration attempts, Canada already has a proven recipe for success.