Community Capacity Building Certificate

We are looking for community leaders of all sorts: you may be a quiet supporter, always there to move everyone forward. You might be inspiring and charismatic—or seeking your own inspiration. You might even be wondering if change is possible at all.

Through the Community Capacity Building Certificate, we’ll learn together as we build deeper relationships with ourselves, our communities and the land, discover new tools, and plan and implement real projects that will have a positive impact in our communities.


Courses: 5
Completion time: 5 months
Location: Online
Next program: Mar 26–Aug 1, 2024

Why this program?

  • Learn in creative and art-based ways, with the support of a class Elder
  • Become a more effective leader by learning the theory and practice of community-engaged work
  • Plan and implement a project that will serve your community
  • Get community experience that you can put into practice and demonstrate in a résumé, portfolio or school application

Who can benefit from this program?

The program is ideal for people who want to expand their skills, share them with others and make a positive difference in their communities.

We are happily in solidarity with Indigenous People, Black People, People of Colour, the elderly, newcomers, refugees, drug users, sex workers, the LGBTQIAS2+ community, those practising religion, Autistic People, people who live with disabilities, people who live with mental illness, physical illness, neurodivergence, those with accessibility needs, non-readers, the d/Deaf community, trauma survivors, intergenerational trauma survivors, young people, low-income people, people who are houseless, parents, caretakers, those with families, and those without families. If an identity you hold is unseen, please let us know so that we can learn and hopefully connect you into this community of learners.





Program completion

5 months

Course work

Class time: 6–9 hours/week
Individual learning time: 2 hours/week


Mar 26–Aug 1, 2024
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pacific Time
2 Fridays (May 10, Jun 7), 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pacific Time


Learning materials

All materials provided



Application info

View application questions and other details on our Application Overview page. 

Applications for spring 2024 will be open until Dec 12, 2023.

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Applications for spring 2024 will be open until Dec 12, 2023.

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