Community Connect aims to bring different levels of community closer together. We are advocates for education and challenge members of the community to create change. We do so through high school mentorship and programming as well as on and off-campus events.
The DC/UOIT Blood Services team’s purpose is to raise awareness on the growing need of healthy blood donors in the Durham region and encourage the DC/UOIT campus community to donate blood and/or join the stem cell and bone marrow registry. The club will host life bus events and blood drives with Canadian Blood Services and information booths to educate and get students interested in donating.
We are a group coming together to raise awareness about oral health and raise money to help people across the world who struggle with dental hygiene. Some people do not afford a tooth brush or regular oral checkups. We are here to raise awareness about everything dental related.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a
Non-governmental organization which focuses to offer assistance
around the world to populations in need, without discrimination
and irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political affiliation.
Doctors without Borders aims to aid to victims of armed conflict or
victims of natural or man-made disasters without. Doctors Without
Borders at UOIT DC’s will be a group of student volunteers who will
work to support and represent DWB (MSF) by fundraising and
raising awareness of global needs around the world. Support DWB
(MSF) within the UOIT DC community through awareness and
advocacy by becoming a general member or making a donation.
Doctors Without Borders at UOIT DC’s invites you to learn more
about DWB (MSF) and its efforts in providing humanitarian aid. For
more information email us or visit our website.
For The W.I.N. is a group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to promoting equality amongst all. Our acronym W.I.N. stands for Women Inspiring Nation, since our goal is to promote equality for young girls who are told they do not have the right or do not have access to the tools needed to pursue an education. We make it our priority to collect funds as well as school supplies to empower young women to pursue schooling in order to change their lives for the better. We all deserve access to education, and For The W.I.N. at UOIT and DC will ensure that nothing stands in the way of a girl and her dreams to enroll in school.
Founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger, Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner. Domestically, we deliver youth programs that aim to educate, engage and empower youth to achieve their fullest potential as “agents of change” and active global citizens. Internationally, we work to remove the barriers to education and break the cycle of poverty through Adopt a Village, our holistic and sustainable development model. Adopt a Village is currently implemented in 8 countries: Ecuador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, India & Rural China.
The aim of health speaks is to spread awareness of the social determinants of health and to promote a healthy, caring and equal community on campus. Health speaks strives to inform, educate and promote the social determinants of health to students and the Durham Region community through engaging and informative activities.
Islamic Relief UOIT is a student chapter which works under IR Canada. We work with communities to strengthen their resilience to calamities, and we provide vital emergency aid when disasters occur. We help the impoverished access basic services, including education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. We provide lasting routes out of poverty through our sustainable development schemes. Our integrated approach to progress is transforming communities worldwide. We tackle the root causes of poverty and make sure that the world’s most vulnerable people have real influence in both our programs and advocacy.
MEDLIFE is a non-profit organization that aims to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. This is achieved through partnerships with motivated individuals in poor communities working to improve their access to MEDs: Medicine, Education and community Development. MEDLIFE believes access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. At UOIT, our mission is to educate and recruit students for volunteer service trips for various MEDLIFE projects throughout Latin America. Additionally, we will hold fundraisers to help raise money for the MEDLIFE projects that aim to provide medical care and community development.
This group will help promote the Future Foundation, a charity created by a group of UOIT students. As a whole, we will advocate for initiatives through this charity while raising awareness on the UOIT campus for underprivileged communities.
The Pediatric Oncology club at UOIT/DC works in support of POGO (Pediatrics Oncology Group of Ontario), a non-for-profit, charitable, multi-disciplinary collaboration that believes in improving the circumstances of all children who are affected by cancer and those of their families and caregivers. POGO provides access to children with cancer state-of-the-art care for the best possible outcomes. We will also be trying to support local causes as well such as the cancer clinic at Lakeridge Health. (We have renamed our club from Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) at UOIT/DC, to the Pediatric Oncology club and will be aiming to raise funds for not only POGO but other organizations surrounding childhood cancers as well).
Rotaract brings together adults ages 18-30 to take action in their communities and internationally, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently.
In Canada today, it is estimated a little over 75,000 people are living with HIV and AIDS. With the number of cases still increasing, it is unfortunate that in our society today this disease does not seem very prevalent. The Student AIDS Association is a group of students passionate about HIV and AIDs and as a club we will collaborate together to help eradicate stigmas placed on HIV and AIDS by raising awareness and knowledge about the disease as well as raise money for the Canadian AIDS Society, an organization that uses their funds to promote education and awareness, mobilize communities, advocate at the federal public policy level and provide information and resources for HIV and AIDS.
This club is dedicated towards helping women in shelters. We will do so by raising money and creating more awareness of their hygienic needs and necessities. People donate everything from food to clothing to these shelters, however most of these donations do not include sanitary products, such as pads. Throughout the school year, different events and fundraisers will take place in order to accomplish this goal.
WUSC is a group of dedicated students striving to raise awareness and educate our fellow students about the Refugee Crisis and what we can do to help. Supported by the over arching organization the Local Committee and UOIT works to support our Student Refugee. Focusing on the Student Refugee Program, and others initiatives such as ShineALight, Bike for Aids and WUSC in general we hope our campus can impact the lives of those around the world.
The Youth Project is a group dedicated to promoting education and wellbeing in the community. We provide the youth less fortunate with an opportunity to receive help with school work, as well as study and organization tips. We also collect monetary and other donations that we can use to enrich their lives in other ways. Everyone deserves to have a good education and quality of life, and The Youth Project at UOIT helps this become a reality for those in unique circumstances.