We're standing up.
Change begins with the actions each individual is willing to take. As students of policy, we know the work can have a direct impact on the lives of ordinary people. Nevertheless, this fact isn't always immediately evident to us in the classroom or office.
We encourage PAPM students to be active, engaged citizens not only within the program, but also in the Carleton and wider Ottawa communities. Every year, AKCESS supports a broad spectrum of philanthropic and humanitarian causes. It's work that gives meaning to what we study and who we are.
These activities make us into servant leaders, where we to put service to others and the common good ahead of our selves. AKCESS strives to integrate social responsibility into its events, whether it is choosing to serve refreshments from sustainable suppliers, to setting aside a portion of proceeds to a charitable organizations.
The Vice President(s), Community Outreach, is responsible for coordinating AKCESS' approach to social responsibility, recruiting volunteers, and maintaining relationships with social organizations.
Some of the causes we have and continue to pursue include:
- Cancer research
- LGBTQ2+ rights
- Financial literacy
- Civic education
RELAY FOR LIFE
The Relay for Life is an annual fundraising event held for the Canadian Cancer Society to celebrate survivors, remember those lost, and raise funds to combat cancer.
This event is held in communities throughout Canada, with a dedicated event occurring each spring at the Fieldhouse at Carleton University.
For several years, AKCESS has sent a team to this event, raising funds to help defeat cancer, and participating in activities and events during Relay for Life.
Capital Pride is an annual celebration dedicated to advancing acceptance and equality for the LGBTQ2+ community within Ottawa and across Canada.
For the first time in its history, AKCESS joined with the BGInS Students' Society to march as Arthur Kroeger College at the Parade.