Kawartha World Issues Centre

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Record #: PET0623 Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone705-748-1680
Site LocationEnvironmental 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 ContactNicole Gagliardi, Youth Animator; Email: youth@kwic.info
Volunteer CoordinatorDylan Radcliffe; Email: volunteer@kwic.info
Primary ExecutivePhil Abbott, Chair; Email: kwic@trentu.ca
Mailing AddressPO Box 895 
Peterborough, ON K9J 7A2
Description & Services
Description* Provides education, analysis, and action on world issues and their related local impact. Focus is primarily environmental and social justice issues. 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 
- annual Global Youth Day conference led by a youth working group 
- special collaborative events, such as the Peterborough Persons Day Breakfast in October 
- annual One World Dinner, the "World's Largest Vegetarian Potluck". 
* 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 lalternative 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 9:30 am-4 pm * call ahead to ensure someone can meet with you. 
Global Education and Resource Centre: Mon-Fri 7 am-7 pm
DatesSeptember - June (Call for hours during summer.)
Areas ServedPeterborough ; Peterborough (County of)
LanguagesEnglish ; Some print materials available in Spanish.
FeesMembership - $25 (2013) - or pay what you can ; None - Most non-fundraising events are free or pay what you can.
Other Details
Legal Status(50) Non Profit
AccessibilityFully Accessible - From East Bank parking lot Help Versions of this
Service CategoriesIssue Advocacy
Print MaterialExcellent selection of alternative print materials available for a 2-week loan.