Outreach Small Grant Funds

Partnerships & Funding

Through our small grant funds, the School of Cities supports activities at the University of Toronto focused on cities. In light of COVID-19, the following guidelines will apply to small grant funds applications for initiatives taking place between April 1- December 31, 2020.

At this time, we encourage small grant fund applications that support activities in which information and knowledge are shared virtually. This can include, for example, reports, short videos, online seminars, and social media campaigns. Funds can be used towards the following eligible expenses: research assistants, professional services (e.g. graphic design, writing), or for technology support. Funds may not be used for honoraria. Questions about funding should be directed to outreach.sofc@utoronto.ca

From April 1 – December 31, 2020, and through the Outreach & Engagement Small Grant Funds, the School of Cities will support a range of proposals focused on cities, including but not limited to, those connected to COVID-19.

These grant funds are open to faculty, staff and student groups from all three campuses. Partnerships with external organizations and communities are welcome, though the application must be submitted by a University of Toronto faculty, staff or student group.

Past events co-sponsored or supported by the School of Cities:  

Date

Event

Partner

Summer 2020  Daniels Design Challenges John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
June 2020 Social support of Chinese older adults to cope with COVID-19 Department of Sociology, UTM
June 2020 African Modernism Workshop E-Publication: a strategic urban vision for the International Fair of Dakar, Senegal John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
May 13-20, 2020 "My Photo My Day" A Photo Essay Project for GTA Youth Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
May 2020  Under the Dog Star Visual Studies Program, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
April 27, 2020  The Next Step 2020 Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)
Mar 29, 2020 Architectural Inspirations- cancelled due to COVID-19 Faculty of Music
Mar 17, 2020 Just the Facts: Driving Toronto's Transit System Forward- postponed due to COVID-19 Toronto Science Policy Network
Mar 13-14, 2020 Making and Unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban Politics in South Korea - postponed due to COVID-19 Centre for the Study of Korea
Feb 29, 2020 Advancing SDGs @ U of T Faculty of Arts and Science / St. Michael's College / Book and Media Studies Program / Media Ethics Lab
Feb 26, 2020 Celebrating Our Diversity Faculty of Music
Feb 25, 2020 Urban Exchange Speed Networking Event Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Jan 30, 2020 Towards a Feminist City II: Gender and Diversity in the City Building Industry Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE)
Jan 24, 2020 Understanding Toronto's Proposed City Budget with Jennifer Pagliaro MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions
Jan 22, 2020 Breaking Bread and Barriers Department of Geography and Planning
December 6, 2019 22nd Annual Meeting with Toronto's Chief Planner Canadian Urban Institute

Nov 7, 2019

Mobilizing Justice Workshop

Department of Human Geography (UTSC)

Oct 30, 2019 Data Driven Society Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM)
Oct 5, 2019 Dragon Centre Stories Commemoration Project Erica Allen-Kim, Assistant Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Date Event Partner
Jun 27-29 Digital Ethics “Future Ways of Living” Charrette sessions Book & Media Studies (St. Michael's College)
Jun 10 & 11 Urban Leadership eXchange Institute for Management & Innovation (UTM)
Jun 5 Applying Behavioural Insights in Cities: A Workshop for Municipal Practitioners Urban Policy Lab
May 25 & 26 Doors Open Toronto: Future City Builders John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
May 24 Growing our Green Infrastructure Symposium Centre for Urban Environments (UTM)
May 24 CodeRedTo presents Christof Spieler's Train's Buses, People: Lessons for Toronto CodeRedTO
May 15 City Building and Civics: Toronto’s Asian Heritage Toronto Asia Pacific Youth Council
Spring 2019 Asemaa gitigaanan: Indigenous knowledge and sacred medicines in Toronto Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing, School of Cities Fellow 
Apr 30 GeoHealth Conference: Building Capacity for Health Geography GeoHealth Network 
Apr 30 Urban Exchange: Speed Networking Event Canadian Urban Institute
Apr 5 CRAM: Extraordinary Ideas Unleashed CRAM Toronto
Apr 4 The Future of Ontario Place and Waterfront Revitalization Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)
Mar 29 Carceral Capitalism: Jackie Wang in conversation with Devyn Springer Organized by U of T undergraduate and graduate students
Mar 27 Expert discussion on “What could a feminist city look like?” Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE)
Mar 26 Right to Walk TO: Justice, equity, and the Toronto walking experience Walk Toronto
Feb 28 Post City's 12th Annual Real Estate Roundtable – Home Prices in Toronto Rotman School of Management Public Events
Jan 25-27 DXC19 Democracy Exchange
Jan 25 Urban energy futures in Toronto and beyond Department of Political Science
Jan 18 & 19 Urban IQ Test Symposium John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Jan 8 Why Smart Cities are maybe so 2017 University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI)
Dec 13 Transportation Research Day University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI)
Nov 30 21st Annual Meeting with Toronto's Chief Planner Canadian Urban Institute
Nov 7 Future Cities Summit Evergreen
Nov 6 C40 Cities Public Panel on Climate Change and Cities John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Nov 6 How well do you know your neighbour? Social Capital Study Report Launch Toronto Foundation
Nov 2 Food Equity Distinguished Speaker Series: "Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice" New College
Oct 24 Global City for Who? Inequality and Social Exclusion in Toronto and London Department of Geography and Planning
Oct 11 Diversity and Inclusion in the City Election Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Oct 2 Behind the City Beat: A Pre-Election Media Panel Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance
2018/19 Series 6Place Toronto McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
2018/19 Series Urban and Real Estate Economics Series Department of Economics
2018/19 Series Centre for Urban Environments Seminar Series Centre for Urban Environments