Calumet and Stong Colleges' 2020-2025 Strategic Plan


Inspiring learning, leadership, and citizenship


A college community committed to an engaged and meaningful student experience.  The Colleges foster equity, diversity and inclusion; wellbeing; collaborative academic support; leadership development; and recognition of achievement.


Student Centric:

Supporting the engagement of students in their own learning and growth


Actively involving all community partners


Enabling the learning process and personal development


Developing a sense of belonging and promoting growth


Challenging the status quo and being resourceful

Strategic Directions

A.  Enhancing Academic/Learning Support Programs & Student Success

A1. Guide, support, and engage students and student organizations to have successful transitions (into York, at York and out of York)

A2. Enhance our partnerships with alumni, fellows, graduate students, staff and faculty to mentor and guide undergraduate students

A3. Increase capacity and expand mentorship opportunities for student-led initiatives

A4. Expand programs related to academic skill development

A5. Collaborate with campus partners on early alert initiatives among students to foster academic success

B.  Developing Student Leadership

B1. Embed and customize leadership, mentoring and active learning opportunities across the student experience

B2. Expand experiential learning opportunities

B3. Expand opportunities for student-led, community-focused social innovation initiatives

B4. Support, recognize and acknowledge students for their personal and leadership development and significant contributions to the community

B5. Strengthen existing collaborative networks and expand opportunities for career exploration

B6. Foster collaborations, partnerships and engagement to expand leadership opportunities.

B7. Promote and facilitate cross-partnering among student organizations

C.  Fostering a culture of social and intellectual growth

C1. Promote networking among students, between student organizations, and between students and partners to create a climate of life-long learning

C2. Create and maintain new opportunities for student social and intellectual development

C3. Expand and sustain opportunities for engaging faculty, staff, alumni, fellows and community partners

C4. Expand and engage our online community

D.  Promoting Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Citizenship

D1. Recognize barriers and promote solutions by advocating for and empowering historically underserved student groups, including but not limited to, Black, those with dis/abilities, first generation, Indigenous, immigrant, international, mature, and racialized

D2. Build student and community capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect (TRC’s Call to Action) 

D3. Learn from and strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities to promote Indigenous knowledge and traditions

D4. Collaborate with campus and community partners to recognize and affirm the different facets and intersectionalities of diversity, including but not limited to, cultural, dis/ability, educational, ethnic, family, gender, geographic location, sexuality, socio-economic status and spiritual

D5. Foster social responsibility and active citizenship through community outreach initiatives

E. Promoting Health & Wellness

E1. Embed and customize Health and Wellness education, practices and skills across the student experience

E2. Develop and promote initiatives, training and partnerships focused on the CCSC framework of health and wellness with students, student organizations, staff, faculty, alumni, fellows, campus partners and the community

E3. Expand aspects of Health and Wellness into the classroom

F.  Building Resources & Sustainability

F1. Evolve functional responsibilities to support the Colleges’ strategic directions and operational plans, and to align with the Faculty of Health’s strategic plan and priorities

F2. Advocate for, invest in and support program evaluation

F3. Prioritize investment in resources (physical, technological and human) to support the Colleges and student organizations to meet the Colleges’ strategic plan

F4. Support and engage students, student organizations, staff and faculty in professional development that advances the Colleges’ strategic plan

F5. Explore alternative financial resources to support programming

F6. Effectively communicate the Colleges’ role and identity through branding and marketing