Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Are you passionate about social and environmental change, enjoy working with groups, and wish you could help connect people to services and opportunities in their community? Then the Community Development Work program is for you.
This offering will prepare you for an interdisciplinary field, working with groups experiencing marginalization. You'll build skills in critical thinking of matters such as social justice, anti-oppressive practice, sustainable development, community engagement, community asset-mapping, fundraising, team building, collaborative leadership, project management, research and project evaluation.
Expert guest speakers, field trips, and collaborative projects with local and international NGOs attached to student learning evaluations and assessments will all be components of this program's courses and learning outcomes. You'll also learn from experienced and passionate faculty members 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'll connect theory to practice through field placement learning opportunities. You'll engage in 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 delivered face-to-face, online, or in a blended/hybrid combination of both online and traditional classroom teaching.
- The Community Development Work program will provide 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'll be exposed to opportunities for international development placements.
- As a student of the School of Community and Health Studies program, you'll work in communities to advocate for change strategies that promote social, economic and environmental justice, and challenge patterns of oppression and discrimination.
Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio
You'll develop a portfolio documenting your engagement with the College's signature Global Citizenship and Equity (GC&E) competencies. For more information on GC&E, the GC&E portfolio and the supports available to you, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.
Career Options and Education Pathways
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Companies Offering Jobs
Toronto Community Housing, City of Toronto, United Way of GTA, Park People, Centennial College, Municipal Councilor Offices, ACSA (Agincourt Community Services Association), Eastview Community Health Center, Blue Door Shelters & Emergency Housing, Woodgreen Community Services, Meadows of Aurora Retirement Community
- Program Manager
- Project Manager
- Manager of Community Development Initiatives
- Community Development Worker
- Community Outreach Worker
- Community Animator
- Non-for-Profit Community Development Consultant
- Community Support Worker
- Community Health Work(er)
- Change Maker
- Health Promoter
- Civic Engagement/Social Responsibilities Roles
- Sustainable Neighbourhood Program Assistant
- Social Innovator
- Community Connections Coordinator
- Food Security Engagement Coordinator
- Project Coordinator
- Training Coordinator
- Community Engagement Coordinator
- Community Organizer
- Community Convener
- Housing Stability Coordinator
- Environmental-Social and Governance (ESG) Lead
- Social Enterprise Coordinator
- Youth Development Worker
- Peer mentor
- Youth Services Worker
- Fundraising specialist
- Grants Officer
- Program Specialist
- Employment Specialist
- Community Engagement Specialist
- Recreation Specialist
- Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
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.
Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for the Community Development Work program.
Please note that each pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Community Economic and Social Development|
|Bachelor of Arts in Community Economic and Social Development|
|Bachelor of Arts in Community Development|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing|
|Bachelor of Science in multiple majors|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|Windsor, University of||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
Woodgreen Community Services, Action Against Hunger, City of Toronto, United Way of GTA, Afghan's Women Association, Toronto Community Housing, Agincourt Community Services, Action for Neighborhood Change, Evergreen Brick Works
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, Telecare Family Services, Birchmount Bluffs Neighborhood Center, Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships, City of Markham, Impact'n'Communities, Tropicana Community Services, Park People.
International: Dominican Republic-Community Based Tourism Network, Peru-Learning for Hope, South Africa-United Nations, Bangfladesh-B.R.A.C., Ghana-Support Youth Agnecy, Costa Rica-Tech University (supporting Indigenous youth).
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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 Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
Semester RequirementsA C Grade is required in all core courses.
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
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 Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
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 Centennial 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.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.
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 myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|