Kawartha World Issues Centre

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Record #: PET0623 Last Modified: 11 May 2015 Last Full Update: 11 May 2015
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone705-748-1680
Site LocationRoom B101 - Environmental Sciences Building, ground floor, take Hall B under stairs, first door on right.
Located In CommunityPeterborough
Address & Map
Trent University
1600 West Bank Dr, Environmental Sciences Centre, Room B101, East Bank
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8
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IntersectionNassau Mills Rd - East Bank Dr
Contact Information
Social MediaTwitter Twitter: twitter.com/KWICnews
Primary ContactJulie Cosgrove, Executive Director; Email: kwic@trentu.ca
Alternate ContactRachelia Giardino, Seeds of Justice Workshop Liaison; Email: workshops@kwic.info
Primary ExecutivePhil Abbott, Chair
Mailing AddressPO Box 895 
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B2
Description & Services
Description (Service)* Provides education, analysis, and action on world issues and their related local impact.  
* Focus is primarily environmental and social justice issues and youth led engagement. 
* Collaborates with local groups and student and community volunteers to organize special events and programs.  
* Offers a welcoming, respectful, and accessible space within anti-racist and anti-oppression frameworks. 
* Education and public engagement activities include: 
- KWIC World Issues Cafe discussion series. 
- Seeds for Justice Youth Program organizes annual Global Youth Day conference led by a youth working group. 
* Offers volunteer opportunities for internships, research, and other projects along with community service hours. 
* Shared community resources include: 
- Study or meeting space. 
- Speaker's Bureau of local experiential and professional experts. 
- free lending library of alternative resources. 
(Print materials can also be accessed via the Alti Library). 
* The KWIC Community Calendar is hosted on the KWIC website for free public posting of local events.
HoursOffice: Mon-Thu 9:30am-4pm * call ahead to ensure someone can meet with you. 
Global Education and Resource Centre: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm
DatesSeptember - June (Call for hours during summer.)
Areas ServedPeterborough (County of)
ApplicationCall for information.
LanguagesEnglish ; Some print materials available in Spanish.
FeesMembership - by donation. ; None - Most non-fundraising events are free or pay what you can.
Other Details
Legal Status(50) Non Profit
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Service CategoriesIssue Advocacy
Print MaterialExcellent selection of alternative print materials available for a 2-week loan.