Piloting a model for ambitious transformational change.

Sixteen Canadian post-secondary institutions are exploring the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

The goal: to enable the kind of transformational change that will position Canadian colleges and universities as leaders in partnering with communities to co-create solutions to the world's emerging complex challenges.

What is the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement?

Carnegie Classifications comprise a leading framework for describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education. The Community Engagement Classification is intended to support a process for institutional learning and transformation, the outcome of which is an institution in which high-quality community engagement is deeply rooted and pervasive.

What is the Canadian Pilot Cohort?

The Canadian Pilot Cohort (CPC) is a group of sixteen Canadian post-secondary institutions who have agreed to undertake the Carnegie Classification to reflect on its fit in Canadian community engaement contexts. From 2019-2020, the CPC will work together as a learning community to identify needed adjustments to the existing Classification, recommend solutions and contribute to the development of a Canadian version of the Classification, if desireable

Canadian Pilot Cohort
Initial Convening: February 2019

Representatives of the Canadian Carnegie Classification Pilot cohort at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, February 2019.

A community-engaged campus seeks epistemic justice.

It is intrinsically interested in reciprocity and the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge.

It acts courageously, pushing its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion to contemplate collaborative practices of knowledge creation, teaching, research and creative activity.

It remains accountable to shared values and principles, and in the Canadian context, pushes bravely into transformational change and Reconciliation.