Application overview

We want to bring together learners from different physical locations, identities and experiences, and account for personal or systemic barriers. It is our intention that our learning community be a reflection of the world we are trying to create together. 

We consider many factors while reviewing applications:

  • Commitment to participate in the program
  • Involvement with supporting a community (either paid or unpaid)
  • Expertise in community systems, including from lived experience
  • Fit within the cohort, including balance of skills and experiences
  • Education (with a priority placed on people who have experienced exclusion from formal education)

Candidates must live in Canada and a priority will be given to people living in B.C.

Application questions

  1. Relationship building is a core component of the Community Capacity Building Certificate. For this to happen, participants need to attend class.

    Are you able to commit to the following class times and your own individual learning/processing times? All classes are on Zoom and are not recorded. (Take some time to consider your family, work and other commitments.)

    March 26–August 1, 2024
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pacific Time
    2 Fridays: May 10 & June 7, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pacific Time

    6–9 hours per week in class, 2 hours (approximately) per week individual learning
    8–12 hours per week total

    (yes / no / I have more to share)
  2. Why is now the right time for you to participate in the Community Capacity Building Certificate program? What are you hoping to gain by completing this program?
  3. Who is your community? Let us know about any relationships you are prioritizing in your community work.
  4. What work (paid or unpaid) are you doing to support your community and the people you are in relation with?
  5. Please tell us a bit about yourself so we can get to know you better. Feel free to include people who have shaped your understanding of the world and how these influences have impacted you (e.g., people you know, teachers, writers, artists, scientists, activists, philosophers, community members).
  6. We would like to work with you to eliminate or minimize barriers to participation. If there is a way we can help, please let us know. For example, this may include support with a computer, stable Wi-Fi, language translation, ASL interpretation, eldercare support, childcare, food, weekly summaries, etc.
  7. What education have you completed?
    a. High school diploma (Grade 12)
    b. Trade school
    c. College certificate or diploma
    d. Undergraduate degree (bachelor's)
    e. Graduate degree (master's or PhD)
    f. Other 

    Please include more information, such as the name of your certificate, year graduated, school, etc.

    We are invested in equity and representation in our learning environment. The questions below help us understand some of the perspectives, experiences and identities in our classroom. The following questions are optional.

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Do you identify as Indigenous? (yes / no / I don’t know / prefer not to say)
  4. Do you identify as Black or racialized? (yes / no / I don’t know / prefer not to say)
  5. Is there anything you would like us to know about your culture or heritage?
  6. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? 
  7. How did you hear about the program?

Applications closed

Applications for the spring 2024 program are closed. Applications for fall 2024 will open in summer 2024.