Community Partnerships

Brock has a long history of collaboration with community partners in areas related to teaching, learning, research and innovation. All good partnerships are based on trust, respect and a reciprocal understanding of the terms under which the partnership operates.

While relationships and collaborations can develop between Brock and our community partners organically, they may also be formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The purpose of an MOU is to formalize an existing or new relationship and to establish a framework within which further collaboration may develop.  An MOU identifies the scope, timelines, resources and activities between partnering organizations, and establishes mechanisms for tracking and reporting metrics.

Brock’s Memorandum of Understandings

Brock-Lincoln Living Lab

A formal connection between Brock University and the Lincoln community, providing real benefits by leveraging the resources, capacities and talents of both communities, focusing on sustainability and well-being.

Niagara Parks Commission

The Environmental Stewardship Initiative uses the expertise and resources of both organizations to increase environmental stewardship through public events and, in the case of students, through co-op education opportunities, course work and research.

Niagara Health

A partnership that will increase opportunities to improve the overall health and well-being in our region and beyond. It places a heightened focus on research that will help people stay healthy, improve the way health care is delivered, and create training and employment opportunities for Brock students and graduates.

Pathstone Mental Health

A collaboration that will positively impact children suffering with mental health in Niagara and beyond, creating a direct connection between the people conducting leading-edge research on child mental health and the caregivers who work with families dealing with related issues.

Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold

A partnership to enhance the services and supports to the agency through experiential learning, as well as an active research component which will benefit future program delivery.

Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services

A partnership focused on joint research, experiential education opportunities, career events and guest lectures.

Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre

A collaboration to provide support to newcomers through research participation, experiential education and mentorship.

McMaster University Niagara Regional Campus

A renewed agreement with a commitment to expand the academic collaboration between the two institutions.

Contact us

Brock encourages all types of connections, whether through small or large partnerships, with the University. Please contact us to discuss your community partnership opportunity.