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 community engagement strategy 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.

Strategic Plan for Community Engagement (SP4CE) Consultation Process

Add your voice to Carleton’s first Strategic Plan for Community Engagement (SP4CE)! All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the first Open Consultation Session scheduled for Monday, December 7th from 10:00am – 11:00am via Zoom. This session will provide all participants the opportunity to contribute their views on community engagement to move Carleton forward in this next important chapter of our work. Registration is required. Please email communityengagement@carleton.ca with any questions.

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.

Important Links

Committee for Community Engaged Pedagogy (CCEP)

Hub for Good

7th Annual Community Engagement Event (2021)