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.