About the Centre
Established in 2021, the Carleton Centre for Community Engagement will provide the appropriate infrastructure to support the community engagement priority outlined in the Strategic Integrated Plan. It will lead the development of Carleton’s first Strategic Plan for Community Engagement and of the corresponding support systems required for implementation. Serving as a focal point for strategically aligning community engagement across the university and with partners, the centre will collaborate with key stakeholders, including community partners, Carleton’s Community Engagement Steering Committee and senior leadership.
Community Engagement Steering Committee
The Community Engagement Steering Committee (CESC) was formed in 2017 to provide strategic guidance in the development of Carleton’s community engagement initiatives. It is comprised of faculty, staff and students from areas across campus as well as community partner representatives.
Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement – Pilot
The Carnegie classification has been the leading framework for higher education assessment and community engagement recognition in the United States. The purpose of the pilot is to tailor the Carnegie classification to the Canadian context.
Representatives from 16 Canadian institutions participated in a national conference on community engagement in March 2018.
Following a national call for expressions of interest, Carleton was selected as one of 16 institutions across Canada to participate in the pilot in recognition of our record of community engagement as a university founded by the community for the community.
As a member of the pilot project, Carleton has the opportunity to shape the new Canadian protocol for Carnegie certification. The focus of certification is the university’s corporate record of support of community engagement and the development and maintenance of strong, mutual relationships with partners.
An application was submitted for certification in 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Embracing Connections Through Carleton’s New Centre for Community Engagement
On Oct. 27, more than 150 Carleton faculty, staff, students and community partners gathered to formally mark the launch of the university’s new Centre for Community Engagement (CCE)....
On Oct. 27, more than 150 Carleton faculty, staff, students and community partners gathered to formally mark the launch of the university’s new Centre for Community Engagement (CCE). The Centre was established earlier this year to support the value and practice of community engagement, a priority highlighted in Carleton’s Strategic Integrated...
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Chantal Trudel Appointed Inaugural Director of New Centre for Community Engagement
To All Members of the Carleton Community, It is our pleasure to announce that Prof. Chantal Trudel has been appointed as the inaugural director of...
To All Members of the Carleton Community, It is our pleasure to announce that Prof. Chantal Trudel has been appointed as the inaugural director of Carleton's new Centre for Community Engagement. This important Centre, located under the portfolio of Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Planning) Lorraine Dyke, will strategically align and support...
Friday, March 12, 2021
‘Building Back Better’ from COVID-19
Carleton and Community Leaders Discuss Paths to Recovery Following the Pandemic As the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out accelerates, we are starting to see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Institutions are collectively breathing a...
Carleton and Community Leaders Discuss Paths to Recovery Following the Pandemic As the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out accelerates, we are starting to see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Institutions are collectively breathing a sigh of relief as they tentatively move from crisis management to strategic response. Within Carleton, and within the...