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.

Centre Launch

A sincere thank you to all who attended the launch of Carleton’s new Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) from 9 a.m. – noon, Thursday October 27th.

Participants had the opportunity to learn about the Centre, attend thematic workshops focused on community engagement, and share your experiences about working with the community. Your participation was invaluable to the first strategic planning process focused on community engagement at Carleton.

Please share any additional thoughts and comments on the questions posed for discussion during the event through our feedback form. Your feedback and thoughts shared are intended to be anonymous. However, if you wish to share your information please do.

Event Feedback Form

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)