|Faculty:||Community Development and Outreach
|Field of Study:||Community Awareness
Demography and Population Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
|Description:||The Community Leadership and Social Change diploma is an innovative program that prepares students for rewarding careers in the community development and non-profit sector in Canada. The curriculum and classroom environment reflect the principles of community development, social change and social justice. Students gain an in-depth and critical understanding of the history, theory and current practice of community development in North America. They develop skills in applying leading edge community development research and planning methods in various community settings. Through experiential learning opportunities, they become facilitators of community processes that build consensus and foster non-violent and collaborative dialogue.
In their final term, students take a leadership role in a capstone project, applying their knowledge and skills in a particular role in a specific community sector such as literacy, food security, health promotion, etc. But most importantly, students have the opportunity to form deep and lasting relationships with people from all sectors, cultures and classes, and with organizations serving all parts of our community in all aspects of community life. Courses start in September and January. There are 60 credits of required courses, which can be taken either full time or part time. Your graduation date will depend on when you started and how many courses you take at any one time.