What makes something Here for Good? Well, you’ll know it when you see it.

It’s an ethos that reflects the goodwill of our the students, staff, faculty, alumni and partners. It’s a statement about our ability and desire to contribute to the greater good of society through higher education.

When we talk about Here for Good stories, we mean initiatives and examples that highlight our do-good spirit. We’re talking about examples of Carleton folks exercising their ability to be good and engaged citizens, making an effort to give back to their communities, and making a difference in the lives of individuals and groups.

When you see someone trying to establish positive connections with others to make the world better place—for example, by volunteering at a shelter, organizing a charity basketball tournament, or developing an initiative that aims to make music accessible to all—that’s Here for Good.

When you see someone pursuing knowledge and striving to share that knowledge with others through community outreach—for example, by hosting events to discuss science-related research with the general public, or teaching children about biology and butterflies—that’s Here for Good.

When you see someone trying to help others reach their potential and their economic goals—for example, by partnering with a community group to deliver second-language training to recent immigrants, or pursuing a project that promotes and supports the employment of people with disabilities—that too is Here for Good.

Have questions? Feel free to contact us at hereforgood@carleton.ca—we’d love to connect with you!

You can also check us out on social at @hereforgood_cu, @carletonalumni, and @futurefunder for #HereforGood stories, highlights, and news.