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Research Collaborations, Projects & Capacity Building

Supporting Impact Beyond Our Borders

Toronto Metropolitan University looks beyond its borders to leverage its applied research and share its expertise and build capacity with institutions and communities around the world. International projects connect faculty and staff with opportunities that enable them to apply their knowledge and experience while making an impact globally. Examples include those profiled below.

Global Impact Case Studies

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Launching Economic Achievement Program (LEAP)

Location: Jordan

  • Consortium with Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Toronto Metropolitan University), the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and Injaz, Jordanian NGO.
  • LEAP is one of several projects awarded under the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Calls for Proposals for Economic Empowerment of Women in Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.

Impact: The project supports women’s empowerment for sustainable economic growth in Jordan through the development of a business incubator for women and an entrepreneurial module training program, and delivery of a Leaders and Entrepreneurs Program to girls throughout Jordan.

Two children stand by a box with a ballot in the Dominican Republic.

Empowering and Supporting the Human Rights of Children and Youth

Location: Dominican Republic

This project aimed to improve the safety and quality of life for 10,000 boys and girls, often of Haitian origin, in the poorest and most vulnerable communities of the Dominican Republic

Impact: This project aimed to strengthen the capacity of the Dominican Republic Child Welfare system; heighten community responses to children and youth rights; provide training and education to children’s rights advocates; and standardize child protection practices through the creation of new protocols.

People in Africa wearing traditional clothing

Amref Health Africa

Location: Africa

  • Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Toronto Metropolitan University) worked with Amref Health Africa,  (external link)  to develop placement opportunities for students, carry out joint research and implement collaborative projects

Impact: Students from the RTA Humanitarian Media Project used their media and production expertise to create stories to help raise awareness of Amref Health Africa’s work among Canadians.

Two women in Northern Vietnam with a baby

Scaling up small-scale food processing for therapeutic and complementary foods for children

Location: Vietnam

  • The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) contributed $1.16 million to support researchers from Vietnam’s National Institute of Nutrition and Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Toronto Metropolitan University) to implement proven methods for improving children’s health

Impact: The project ran in three rural regions of northern Vietnam and aimed to directly benefit an estimated 15,000 of the country’s most malnourished children. Malnutrition affects an estimated 780,000 children in Vietnam annually.