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.
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.
Class time: 6–9 hours/week
Individual learning time: 2 hours/week
Oct 3, 2023–Feb 22, 2024
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pacific Time
2 Fridays (Nov 17, Dec 15), 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pacific Time
No classes: Dec 19, 21, 26, 28
All materials provided
Applications for fall 2023 are open until June 12.
A writer, artist, educator and community builder, Sonya Littlejohn completed the program with a clearer understanding of herself and her goals.
Since retiring from her day job, Rita Lee not only runs her own food rescue operation, but is also busy dreaming up even more projects to serve her community.
Nsimire Gisele Mubalama has founded a non-profit to support African-Canadian seniors and single parents in her community.