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Community Leadership and Social Change Diploma

  • Accepting applications for Fall 2018

    The Community Leadership and Social Change (CLSC) diploma is an innovative two-year 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. You will gain an in-depth and critical understanding of the history, theory and current practice of community development in North America. You will develop skills in applying leading-edge community development research and planning methods in various community settings. Through experiential learning opportunities, you will become facilitators of community processes that build consensus, foster non-violent and collaborative dialogue, and bring about social change.

    Courses cover:

    • foundation skills in community development,
    • leadership,
    • facilitation,
    • digital tools,
    • research,
    • program planning and management,
    • business writing, and
    • local government administration.

    There is also a significant service learning component, which offers you a chance to explore areas of interest while having a positive impact in your community.

    You may find employment as program or volunteer coordinators, fundraisers, settlement workers, health promotion workers, and more. You will develop a personal pathway to leadership in community development that could involve transferring to a degree program, working in the non-profit sector, being active as leaders in their community or working independently as project consultants.

    Fall Application Deadline
    We are accepting applications for the September 2018 term. To apply click here.

    For more information, contact:

    Diana Twiss
    CDO Program Coordinator
    Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development
    Community Development and Outreach
    Tel: 604.990.7885
    Email: dtwiss@capilanou.ca

    Maria Valiouk
    Divisional Supervisor
    Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development
    School of Access and Academic Preparation
    Tel: 604.983.7577
    Email: mvaliouk@capilanou.ca