2023 President’s Annual Report
Partnership expands French experiential education opportunities
Right the Future

Students at Glendon and TFS expand learning capacity through outdoor classrooms

York University’s Glendon College and the Toronto French School (TFS) have partnered to create a full-year, professional work placement course. The partnership builds on York’s commitment to expand experiential education across all campuses.

The course pairs a Glendon student with a TFS faculty member, who will work together in an outdoor classroom.   

This initiative is also part of Projet FranCOnnexion, a Canadian Heritage and provincial government-supported effort whose goal is to amplify experiential learning and francophone education along Toronto’s Bayview corridor. 

Following a successful pilot launch in September 2022, the project currently provides 18 Glendon students with hands-on experience in an outdoor classroom setting that spotlights French education, discussions about the local ecosystem and the development of leadership and communication skills.