TGAO Mandate:  The Town and Gown Association of Ontario (TGAO) is the trusted, coordinated voice for students, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, first responders, residents, and landlords in Ontario communities that host post-secondary institutions.  TGAO shared information and facilitates connections among diverse stakeholders to promote vibrant, cohesive communities for everyone. 
In this issue:
  • 2017 Symposium:  Thank you Ottawa
  • Host the 2018 Town and Gown Symposium
  • Call for Webinar Presenters and Community Hosts for Regional Learning Opportunities
  • Become a Board Member
  • Membership
  • Now Hiring:  University Neighbourhoods Association
  • Town and Gown In Our Communities

Annual Symposium
"Celebrating the Journey"
May 8 - 10, 2017

We are pleased to report another successful symposium sponsored by the University of Ottawa and the City of Ottawa.  The symposium offered a diverse program, from integrating the LRT into campus, to town and gown research by OUSA (Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance), to a post-incident report framework.  The program was varied and exciting. 

Thank you to all who attended to make this a successful event for learning and networking.
Host the
2018 Town and Gown Symposium

Now is the time to involve your town and gown partners in a collaborative effort to host the 2018 symposium!   Build town and gown relationships in your community as your work joinly with your community partners to bring a dynamic program to town. Show your stuff, share innovative and best practices from across Ontario, and play a role in strengthening our town and gown network across Ontario.
Open the Bid Package Now!

Call for Webinar Presenters and Community Hosts for Regional Learning Opportunities
Is there are town and gown topic that you would like to offer your expertise and community experience with to other members of the Town and Gown profession?  Is there a learning event that you would like to host to bring great minds together to build experience and capacity in town and gown work?  As part of our strategic work to provide more development and networking opportunities, the Town and Gown Association of Ontario is seeking interested individuals and organizations to host learning, networking, and information sharing opportunities through regional drive-in events and through webinars.  For more information, contact Kathryn Hofer, President of TGAO at

We are recruiting!  Join the TGAO Board today!
Become a TGAO Board Members to make a difference in the work that you are doing in your town and gown community.  We are seeking candidates to serve on our Board of Directors.
View the Board of Directors Position Posting

Experience the Benefits of TGAO Membership
Meet and connect with other organizations that are working on town and gown initiatives across Ontario.  Through membership, a regular newsletter, an annual symposium, networking opportunities, and a TGAO Listserv Forum, you gain connections and draw on innovative and best practices in the world of town and Gown.
Become a TGAO member today!

Now Hiring:  University Neighbourhoods Association
UNA is seeking to recruit an Executive Director to lead the association through the next phase of growth.  Working with residents, UBC, the City of Vancouver, and other key stakeholders...
View the Job Posting

Town and Gown in Our Communities

In case you missed it...   the Resource Section on our TGAO website hosts a number of resources and articles on the topic of town and gown in our communities. 
What's happening across Ontario
What's happening across Canada
  • Postsecondary Education Partnership: Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH)
    • The Postsecondary Education Partnership - Alcohol Harms is a group of universities and colleges from across Canada, partnered with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addition (CCSA, formerly the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse) and Universities Canada.  This partnership is focused on supporting nationwide campus efforts to reduce the harms related to alcohol consumption. 
What's happening internationally
Tell us about what Town and Gown happenings are in your community.
Email us at to feature your story. 
Become a TGAO member today!
Town and Gown Association of Ontario
32 Samuel Street, Kitchener ON N2H 1P1
T: 519-744-4764
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