Community Development Work

Program Details

  • Program Code:1230
  • School:School of Community and Health Studies
  • Credential:Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Are you passionate about social and environmental change, enjoy working with groups, wish you could help connect people to services and opportunities in their community? Then the Community Development Work Program is for you!

This program will prepare you for an interdisciplinary field working with groups experiencing marginalization. You will build skills in critical thinking in matters of social justice, anti-oppressive practice, sustainable development, community engagement, community asset-mapping, fundraising, team building, collaborative leadership, project management, research and project evaluation, and much more.

Field expert guest speakers, field trips, collaborative projects with local and international NGOs attached to students learning evaluations and assessments are all components of our dynamic program of courses and learning outcomes.

Our faculty members are experienced and passionate practitioners who come from a diverse range of local and international community development settings and educational backgrounds.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of this program is how you connect theory to practice through our field placement learning opportunities. You will engage field placement opportunities/on-the job internship experiences with organizations, institutions and social enterprises actively engaged in community work.

Please Note: This program is taught using a combination of modalities. Courses may be taught face-to-face, online or in a blended/hybrid combination of both online and traditional classroom teaching.

Program Highlights

  • The Community Development Work program provides you with the opportunity to practice your acquired knowledge under the supervision of community practitioners in two separate "real world" fieldwork settings during the third and fourth semesters.
  • You are exposed to opportunities for international development placements.
  • As a student of this School of Community and Health Studies program, you work in communities to advocate for change strategies that promote social and economic justice, and challenge patterns of oppression and discrimination.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

Students in this program will develop a portfolio documenting their engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio and the supports available to you, please visit geektv.info/citizenshipandequity.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

Toronto Community Housing, City of Toronto, United Way

Articulation Agreements

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We are excited to announce that our Community Development Work Program and the International Development Graduate Certificate Program have established an internal articulation agreement between the two programs. Graduates of the Community Development Work Program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 would be eligible for admission into the International Development Graduate Certificate Program, pending room in the program.

Exceptional articulation agreement with Algoma University:

  • General B.A in Community Economic and Social Development
  • Honours B.A. in Community Economic and Social Development
  • General B.A. in Community Development

Educational Partners

City of Toronto Community Development Unit, Evergreen Brickworks, Victoria Hub

Placement Partners

Local: City of Toronto, Community Development Unit, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) - Resident Engagement Unit, Council of Agencies Serving South Agencies (CASSA), For Youth Initiative, East End Community Health Centre, Working Women Community Centre, Community Outreach Canada, East Scarborough Storefront, Rexdale Women's Center, Victoria Park Action for Neighborhood Change, Art Heart.

International: Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Career Outlook

  • Community engagement worker
  • Community outreach worker
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Program facilitator
  • Youth development coordinator
  • Community service worker
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Family service worker

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Led young College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Note: You will receive an invitation to attend an Community Development Work program admission session shortly after you apply to the program. It is important that you attend the session to make sure that this program is the right fit for you.

Semester Requirements

A C Grade is required in all core courses.

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1. His remainder Online

Are you an International Student? His remainder directly to Led young College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Led young College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at . A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to .

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Led young College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at  and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Led young College you are given access to your personal  account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Led young fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myLed young email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at .

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through .

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $914.00 $3,681.00
International $12,400.00 $2,109.00 $14,509.00

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